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Donuts at a wedding? Count us in!

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous backdrop that’s just as sweet as it is impressive or a creative way to display your treats, a DIY donut wall will help you accomplish just that. Creating your own wedding decor may seem like a daunting task at first, but don’t let the finished product stop you from creating your own. Donut walls are actually simple to create, and the best part is that you can customize your design to be unique to you.

As the perfect addition to a bridal shower or walk down the aisle, this is one of those big day additions your guests won’t be able to keep their eyes (or hands) off of. To help you get started, Shari’s Berries created a guide on how to make a donut wall to walk you through the process. Take a peek at the guide below and don’t forget to browse the inspiration to find a style that’s right for you. Whether you’re looking for something more rustic or elegant, these tasty tips and tricks are sure to inspire your own design.

Happy planning!

DIY Donut Wall: A Tasty Tutorial was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Guest Post
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In honor of Memorial Day, we created these patriotic-themed floral arrangements. This DIY project is easy to create, affordable and reusable (maybe not the flowers). Place these on a picnic table to dress up your Memorial Day picnic or display graveside to honor your loved one.  These would also make great party favors for your guests too. Follow the steps below to create your own for the upcoming holiday!

Supplies:
  • Wide mouth Mason Jars
  • Scotch blue painter’s tape
  • Foam brush and small paint brush
  • Craft Smart Acrylic Paint in red, blue, and white
  • Spray paint blue and white
How-To Steps:

Step 1: Begin by spray painting your Mason Jars. We used a basic spray paint with primer, but you can also use acrylic paint. Paint one jar blue and the other two white.

 

Step 2: To create the red stripes we masked off the area using blue painters tape. The painter’s tape may pull a bit of the white paint off when you take it off. Don’t worry though, this adds to the distressed look. You can also use washi tape, which leaves a cleaner line. Using red acrylic paint, paint in your red stripes between the tape stripes you have made. Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape. You can go back and touch up any smears with white acrylic paint.

 

Step 3: For the third jar, we created our own star-shaped stencils using cardstock. We recommend using painter’s tape to carefully secure the star where you want them to be. Allow the jars to fully dry before removing the stencils, feel free to use a fine tip paintbrush to touch up any spots you missed or to clean off the edges.

 

Step 4: Once the jars are fully dry, begin adding your choice of flowers. We used 7 stems of red carnations and 6 stems of white cremons for each jar.

 

Step 5: Display your flowers with pride!

 

Ready to shop? Check out our red, white and blue flower selection here!

Memorial Day DIY Project was last modified: May 23rd, 2018 by Thalia
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Looking for a DIY Mother’s Day gift idea or maybe an activity to do with mom? Then check out this super cute (and fun) DIY project using trendy succulents! Succulents (and houseplants in general) have been the go-to for decor option for quite some time now and they make the best gifts. Want to create your own? Check out the tutorial below!

Supplies Needed:
  • Clay pots (we used 2 ½ inches, but you can definitely go bigger if you wish!)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Foam brushes
  • Acrylic paint (we used Martha Stewart’s Metallic Gold)
  • Potting soil
  • Aquarium gravel (we went with Turquoise, but it comes in lots of fun colors)
  • Succulents from FiftyFlowers.com
How-to Steps:

Step One: Gather your supplies and determine what type or types of designs you would like for your pots. We used a combination of freeform and geometric designs.

Step Two: Using painter’s tape, tape off your desired design, like the triangle shown. Be sure to press down firmly along the edge of the tape to prevent any bleeding.

Step Three: Apply a layer of paint. Let dry and repeat.

Step Four: Once your pots are dry, carefully peel off the painter’s tape to reveal your design!

Step Five: Fill pots with potting soil and water lightly. A soil made for succulents or one that allows for proper drainage is best.

Step Six: Clean your aquarium gravel by rinsing with water and then place a layer around the edges of your pot.

Step Seven: Remove a few of the bottom leaves of your succulent to reveal a little more of the stem if need be. Place and lightly press your succulent into the soil and admire your work!

Ready to shop? You can find our succulent selection here!

Mother’s Day: DIY Gold Painted Succulent Pots was last modified: May 1st, 2018 by Thalia
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Just a few years ago, we provided flowers for Sugar and Cloth’s tutorial: DIY Hanging Flowers Installation. If you’re not familiar with Sugar and Cloth then I highly suggest checking out this lifestyle blog! Hanging florals are still a popular wedding decor trend and over time it has evolved into floral chandeliers and other unique hanging flower designs.

This tutorial featured our colorful mix of ranunculus and garden roses. I absolutely loved the pop of colors and the simplicity of the overall look. Her tutorial walks you through how to create the base using a wooden canvas frame and chicken wire, and how to hang the stems using fishing wire.

Here’s what Ashely from Sugar and Cloth ordered: Assorted Colors Ranunculus (100 stems), Peony Rose Bridal Piano Garden Roses (36 stems), Peony Rose Pink Piano Garden Roses (36 stems), and Cabbage Garden Rose Romantic Antique (36 stems).

Take a look at some highlights from this super cute tutorial. These gorgeous images were taken from Jared Smith Photography. Be sure to check out the DIY Steps on Sugar & Cloth!

For an affordable alternative, substitute the ranunculus and garden roses with carnations and mini carnations. Looking for more DIY projects? Check out our Pinterest board dedicated to that topic!

Flashback Friday: Hanging Floral Display was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by Thalia
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If you’re in need of some spring inspiration then we’ve got you covered with today’s Romantic Garden Tablescape! We recently revamped our Lush Garden Romance Combo Pack, so we were immediately inspired to create this look. Available year-round, this pack consists of ruffled blooms with a large petal count, such as Hydrangeas and Ranunculus, as well as texture-filled accents like Anemones and Scabiosa. These blooms are offered in a range of colors to choose from such as lavender, red, white, and pink. For this styled look, we chose to stick with a white and pink color palette and used a light blue ceramic vase and two light pink bud vases.

Texture is such an important element to consider when creating a polished flower arrangement. When searching for your flowers and greenery you want to ensure they pair well together rather than trying to compete. We chose to add our Ivory Garden Wedding Kale into the mix and it complimented this garden-style centerpiece effortlessly. Its unique look and texture meshed well with the other flowers in this design and created a focal point. This variety is also available year-round and offers a vase life of 8 days, with proper care. We styled this shoot for an indoor luncheon-though this look would look stunning outdoors too. Check out the recipes below along with a behind-the-scenes video.

Large Centerpiece Recipe:
  • 3 stems of White Hydrangeas
  • 1 stem of Ivory Kale
  • 5 stems of White Anemones
  • 7  stems of Pink Sherbert Scabiosa
  • 7 stems of Watermelon Pink Ranunculus
Bud Vase Recipe:
  • 1 stem of Anemone
  • 1 stem of Scabiosa
  • 1 stem of Ranunculus

ROMANTIC GARDEN TABLESCAPE - YouTube

For more inspiration, check out our Styled Shoots with FiftyFlowers Pinterest board.

Styled Shoot: Romantic Garden Tablescape was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by Thalia
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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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