Wedding flowers don’t just look beautiful—the flowers you choose have real meaning, too. In Victorian times, lovers sent each other flowers to convey different qualities and emotions. These associations were…
Written by Leanne Smith Last updated: August 15, 2014
We have a very pretty DIY idea for you this week as we look toward the glitz and glam of jewels, gems and everything sparkly. Did you ever feel like your wedding flowers were lacking a spark—or twinkle—that could really add a simple yet striking final touch to your floral accessories?
Very simply, you gather your flowers of choice—using your sheers or other good cutting tools to cut the stems to the right length—and insert the crystal needles (again, the style will be your choice) into the flowers themselves. Then you assemble all the flowers together as a bouquet like any other—use floral wire and tape to keep the flower arrangement in place—and wrap it up in a pretty ribbon (or a strip of lace, or any other material you wish to use).
Make sure the length of the crystal needles you choose will work with the flowers you wish to use. You don’t want needles sticking everywhere!
Also, creating a wedding bouquet can come with many different challenges. Unless you’re a very arts-and-crafts-savvy person with a good understanding of flowers, we recommend that you work with your florist to create your perfect bouquet instead of doing it all yourself.
As mentioned, different flowers will work better than others with crystal needles. But we mustn’t forget about the option of artificial flowers; they are so realistic these days that you can hardly tell the natural from the silk, and they are a much safer option if you wish to experiment with your own design ideas. They are much easier to preserve too! (See our articles, How to Dry Out Your Wedding Bouquet and How to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet at Home, for some of the different ways to preserve your natural-flower bouquets. And for more on artificial flowers, see here.)
Above: Artificial Flowers by Budding Sensations
You needn’t stick only to making your wedding bouquets sparkle! This idea can be applied to anything from floral centrepieces, wedding and reception decoration, buttonholes, and corsages.
Above: Flowers by Fusions
We offer many decorative items and accessories in our shop, including alternative materials like burlap and hessian, ribbons of silk, satin and jute, string and twine, glamourous gems and jewels and crystal garlands. Browse today for lots of ideas and inspiration!
Above, clockwise from the top-left: Plain and Personalised Ribbon | Ruffled Jute Ribbon Trim with Ruffled Fabric Ribbon Trim and Craft Paper Twine | Burlap Wrap by the Roll with Pink and White Lace | Ruffled Canvas Ribbon Trim | Hessian Ribbon and Twine
Above, clockwise from the top-left: 3 Diamante Silver Wire Pack | Clear Acrylic Beaded Garland | Faux Jewels – Small Roll | Large Rectangular Crystal Buckle (also available in Small) | Vintage Style Crystal Pear Drop Brooch
Are you looking for a wedding florist or wedding flower supplier? Look in our directory! Also, there are hundreds of brides and brides-to-be in the Confetti forums who would be happy to offer help and advice.