I long to create the floral arrangements I see on Instagram… gorgeous vases with cascading flowers are to die for. They’re wonderful for wedding tables – and even in my little calligraphy studio I could (and will!) find a spot for something amazing like this.
Floral designer Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye made my year when she got in touch with a series of easy DIY projects using beautiful quality artificial flowers – and I’m thrilled to be sharing her ‘how to’ wedding flower tutorials from now all the way through until May. Today Natasha shows us how to make a fabulous whimsical table centre with a stunning vase centrepiece.
Whimsical table centre
you will need: floral foam, artificial flowers and foliage, feathers, footed bowl, scissors, floral tape and wire cutters. Natasha recommends Afloral.com who supplied the vases and flowers for this tutorial.
Step 1: cut the floral foam to fit your container
Step 2: tape the floral foam into your container to secure in place
Step 3: start adding your foliage and flowers to create your shape, trimming stems as needed
Step 4: add your focal flowers and then add in your remaining flower stems filling in any gaps
Step 5: add in your feather accents to finish your design
The finished result is a beautiful display of mixed flowers with structure and texture – it looks wonderful and will last for years! If you have flowers left over or can afford to enhance the display, try Natasha’s centrepiece with sequin table runner and flowers in smaller glass (or even metallic) vases…
Wedding table runner vase centrepiece
You will need – flower stems, foliage stems,wire cutters, a table runner, mixed size shape and height vases/jars of bottles
Select which flower heads, foliage stems you want for each vase
Cut your flower/foliage stems to the desired length for each vase
arrange your chosen flowers/foliage in the vases (single larger flower heads can look good in bottles or cut short for smaller vases)
lay your table runner out
place your vases on the table runner making sure to mix up the different vase shapes and heights up the table
The hanging vase backdrop is one of our next wedding DIY projects… so keep reading the English Wedding Blog in March & April for more!
I hope you enjoy these little DIY projects – I have been browsing the fabulous Afloral website today for lovely artificial flowers this morning and really want to have a go! If you do try them, show us on Instagram: tag @englishweddingblog, @pumpkinandpye and @Afloral
Natasha at Pumpkin and Pye makes stunning artificial bouquets and the most adorable button and brooch bouquets. Discover her beautiful creations and do get in touch: