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Peonies are a wedding-day/every day favorite! They’re beloved for their size, sweet scent, and their luxurious appearance but they can be very pricey. So, what’s a great alternative? Carnations! Carnations are long-lasting, resilient and easy to work with. When bunched together, they have a similar peony appearance because of its ruffled petals. Just like peonies, carnations come in a variety of colors to choose from. If you’re interested in getting the look without breaking the bank then try this DIY project and create your own faux peonies!

You Will Need: How-To Steps:
  1. Pick 4-5 carnations and remove the extra foliage.
  2. Tightly bunch the carnations together and begin to wrap the stems using your floral tape. This will create one stem.
  3. Trim to the stems to your desired length and voila! You’re left with a gorgeous lush bloom, which will make the perfect addition to your arrangement.

How-To Create A Faux Peony - YouTube

To see more FiftyFlowers Reviews and Testimonials that include Carnations, click here! Also, keep an eye out for new carnations we’re adding to the family.

How-To Create A Faux Peony was last modified: January 29th, 2018 by Thalia
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In today’s post, I am sharing a really cute DIY project that was produced and designed by Kara Woolery of Lilian Hope Designs. This balloon garland tutorial is both achievable and affordable! There are many ways you can style these garlands, Kara used our fresh Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and also added roses to decorate the area. A balloon garland such as this can be used as a cute photo backdrop, a dessert table backdrop, draped on a stairwell, and the list goes on. Keep on scrollin’ to learn how to create your own!

Step 1

Inflate your balloons. Either blow them up yourself or a handheld air pump. Cut and tie the twine to the length you want the balloon garland to be. Leave one foot extra on each end for hanging later. It’s important that you elevate it off the ground to make it easier to attach the balloons. You may choose to tie to door handles or chair backs, as I have done here.

Step 2

Cut a 3-inch piece of twine for each balloon. Tie the twine around the base of the knot on the balloon. You only need to tie it once. It will stay on.

Step 3

Start to tie the balloons onto the long piece of twine, tying each one with a double knot. Then slide them up to the one in front.

Step 4

Alternate balloon colors and sizes. There’s no need to follow an exact pattern, and remember to mix in plenty of the smaller balloons. As you add more balloons, you will just slide them tightly together. Keep adding the balloons, making it full and balanced.

Step 5

Hang the garland and add in sprigs of silver dollar eucalyptus. If hanging the garland on a wall you can use nails or command hooks. Once you hang you can arrange and move the balloons around a bit.

For more DIY projects, check out our Pinterest board dedicated to that topic!

Vendors:

Photography: Heather Renee Photography

Venue: The McGranahan Barn

Cake Table Rental: Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

DIY: How to Create Your Own Ballon Garland was last modified: January 18th, 2018 by Thalia
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Looking to create your own boutonnieres? We’ll show you how easy it can be using our new Boutonniere and Corsage Floral Supply Kit! This easy to use kit includes 2 packs of white wrap wristlets, 1 pack of corsage magnets, 1 Oasis bunch cutter, 2 rolls of the 1/2 inch floral tape, 1 roll of white or ivory ribbon, 1 spool of floral wire, 1 pack of 2-inch white pins and 1 pint of Floralife Express Universal Floral Food. Literally, everything you need to create professional boutonnieres and corsages. Keep on scrollin’ to see how we used this kit!

Materials: 

How-To Steps: 

    1. Gather the flowers you want to use and trim smaller sprigs off any spray flowers and cut longer stems down a bit, not too short though, we will cut more off later.
    2. Remove any extra foliage and wrap each stem with floral tape. Wrapping each stem with floral tape will add support and stability. Tip: if the stems are too thin, bunch 2 or 3 stems together along with a strand of floral wire to create a thicker stem.
    3. Tightly wrap the floral tape by pulling slightly and wrapping downwards around the floral wire and stems. Once you reach the end of the stem/wire, cut off the extra tape.
    4. Once all of your stems are wrapped in floral tape, begin your arrangement. We recommend starting with your focal flower first.
    5. Then work around your focal stem and add in your accent flowers. Once you’re pleased with the way it looks, wrap floral tape around the entire boutonniere.
    6. Finish off the look by using your floral shears to trim to size.  Tip: For a unique touch, add a piece of floral wire, longer than the stems, and wrap with floral tape, then wrap the extra wire around your finger once into a curly-Q shape.

 

DIY Video - How to Create a Boutonniere - YouTube

 

{Video} DIY-Friendly Boutonniere was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Thalia
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The last DIY project we featured was Once Wed’s getaway garland tutorial. If you haven’t checked out I’ll link it here! Just like the last project, this tutorial features our Plumosa Medley Greens Garland and it’s just as easy to recreate! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a wreath using our premade garland and how to dress up the wreath with fresh flowers. This wreath can be recreated and tailored to fit any season, style and theme. A wreath such as this will look beautiful hung on your front door but you can display them in other ways too! They can be used in your centerpieces, as a floral chandelier and more. Keep on scrollin’ for the step-by-step instructions…

What You’ll Need: How-To Steps:

1. Pull together supplies to complete your wreath

2. Tie wreath with floral wire

3. Cut wreath to wreath desired length

4. Secure 3 pre-soaked Oasis at even intervals with floral wire

5. Insert long stem flowers at the base of oasis

6. Insert shorter flowers on the top of side of oasis

(The fresh flowers were provided by Rosegolden Flowers, designed by Ginny Au and captured by Odalys Mendez Photography.)

Ready to shop? Check out our full section of Garlands here!

DIY Floral Wreath was last modified: November 15th, 2017 by Thalia
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There are many ways you can accessorize your getaway car but my favorite would have to be with fresh greenery and bright flowers!  Today on the blog, we are sharing Once Wed’s DIY getaway garland tutorial. This tutorial features our Plumosa Medley Greens Garland along with beautiful blooms such as peonies, ranunculus and baby hydrangeas. We are obsessed with the finished look, which was styled by Ginny Au. Leaving your wedding can be a little bittersweet but a fabulous getaway car with a unique accessory can make it a little easier. Follow the steps below to create your own and make sure to share your getaway garland with us if you recreate this look. We would love to see it!

What You’ll Need: How-To Steps:

1. Cut Garland to desired length.

2. Attach soaked oasis to the ends of the garland floral wire.

3. Insert greenery or longer stemmed flowers to the base of the oasis.

4. Insert larger blooms on the top part of the oasis.

5. Covering the oasis with the flowers entirely.

(The fresh flowers were provided by Rosegolden Flowers and the photos were captured by Odalys Mendez.)

Ready to shop? Check out our full section of Garlands here!

A Stylish Wedding Getaway Garland was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Thalia
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Whether you’re planning a wedding reception or a party, you’ve likely spent a long time considering how to ensure your friends and family have a fun time. One easy and unique way to incorporate fun (and fresh flowers!) into your party is with a flower photo backdrop.

This tutorial from Gifts teaches you how to easily make your own without breaking the budget. Just string your favorite flowers onto a fish hook or string and then hang them up for a stunning photo backdrop. And don’t forget to include props for your friends to pose with! You can include accessories from around the house, even more flowers, or just print out a few from the tutorial. Check out Gift’s how-to tutorial below!

Step 1 – Attach your flowers to the fishing line.
Thread your needle through the fishing line. Be sure to tie the line off on one end so that the flowers won’t slip off and you won’t lose all of your hard work. Next, thread the needle through the base of the flowers, below the petals. Space the flowers out however you prefer. If you notice that the flowers are slipping around, tie a knot where you want to the flower to rest, then thread the needle through.
Step 2 – Hang flowers on backdrop frame.
To hang each floral strand, simply tie a knot around the backdrop frame. Each strand was spaced about 4 inches apart for a simple and clean look. Although, you can add as many flower strands as you’d like.
Step 3 – Start posing!
A backdrop isn’t complete without some fun props! Gift offers downloadable flower props that your guests will love. So grab a prop, strick a pose and snap a photo!

 

If you loved this fun and simple tutorial, check out the DIY Photo Backdrop with Fringe!

DIY Fresh Floral Backdrop was last modified: October 31st, 2017 by Guest Post
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If you’re looking for a statement piece to complete your outfit, then a floral necklace could be your answer! These necklaces are a wearable piece of jewelry that consists of fresh flowers and greenery. Floral necklaces are unique and can be used as a bouquet alternative or as an addition to the bouquet. It’s perfect for the flower girl, bridal party and the bride. I’ve seen a ton of inspiration on Pinterest, which led me to The Knots DIY This Beautiful Statement Flower Necklace tutorial. Follow their instructs below to create your own stunning floral necklace.

What You’ll Need: 
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Felt or fabric
  • Hole punch
  • Oasis floral adhesive
  • Silk or willow ribbon
Flowers You’ll Need:
  • Ranunculus
  • Air plant
  • Succulents
  • Reindeer moss
  • Feathers
  • Roses
  • Pepper berries
How-to Instructions: 
  1. Cut Your Shape – Keeping in mind the materials you have to work with, cut the cardboard and felt into the size and shape you want your necklace to be.
  2. Assemble the Necklace – Glue the felt to the cardboard and punch holes where you want your ribbon to go, then tie the ribbon long enough so it can easily be pulled over your head.
  3. Decorate – With the Oasis floral adhesive, begin on one side of the necklace and start gluing down your flowers, succulents, air plants or other desired elements
  4. Fill in the Gaps – Keeping a good design flow is key: Cluster colors together to make an impact or choose a focal point to add interest. Fill in any open holes with reindeer moss and make sure to cover any details you want hidden.
  5. Style – Voila! You have a beautiful floral necklace that can be worn in place of a corsage or simply to add a unique accessory to your outfit. It can also be styled as a headpiece or even a belt—the possibilities are endless.
Inspiration:

Sources: Cover photoPeonies and Ranunculus floral necklace, Mixed blooms and greenery necklace, Bright orange flower necklace, Blue Thistle floral necklace, Garden roses with greenery, Purple, pink and white necklace, Light pink bridesmaid necklace, and Dark purple statement necklace.

Need help planning your wedding flowers? Let us know how we can help by calling us at 1-877-507-6737 or by using our LiveChat feature on www.FiftyFlowers.com!

DIY Fresh Floral Necklaces was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Thalia
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