Holiday-Inspired Wedding Decor- 5 DIY Wedding Flowers Projects

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Last week, we featured a festive holiday-inspired red and green wedding with 10 simple DIY wedding flower projects from FiftyFlowers! Today we've got the step-by-step how to on DIY'ing the first 5 fabulous wedding flower projects. And later this week, we'll walk you through the next 5!

DIY Wedding Flowers Project 1- Luxurious and Holiday-Inspired Amaryllis Bridal Bouquet
Materials Needed
• Three stems of Amaryllis with fully open blooms – we used a combination of Candy Cane and Red varieties.
• Floral shears
• 24 gauge floral wire
• Floral tape
• Ribbon
• Pearl head pins
• A vase
Amaryllis Bridal Bouquet How-To
• Remove any dead leaves from the base of the flowers and snip off the stamen to eliminate staining from pollen residue. Gently wash the flowers if there is any pollen on the petals.
• Bundle the Amaryllis stalks in your hand and arrange so that the trumpet blooms are facing outward.
• When you are happy with the position of the blooms, secure the stalks with a piece of floral wire and cut the extra wire.
• Wrap the stalks together, over the wire, with 2-3 inches of floral tape to secure.
• Cut the ribbon and wrap around the stalks to cover the floral tape. Secure the ribbon in place with pearl head pins.
• Cut each Amaryllis stalk on a 45 degree angle about 2-3 inches below the bottom of the ribbon.
• Store the completed bouquet in a vase with enough water to cover the bottom of the stems.
Amaryllis Bridal Bouquet Top Tip- Amaryllis takes extra time for buds to open. Remember to allow up to 7 days for flowers to fully open.

DIY Wedding Flowers Project 2- Amaryllis Groom's Boutonniere, to Compliment the Bride's Signature Flower
Materials Needed
• One closed Amaryllis bud
• One stem Hypericum berry
• Floral shears
• 24 gauge floral wire
• Floral tape
• Ribbon
• Pearl head pin
Amaryllis Groom's Boutonniere How-To
• Bundle the Amaryllis bud and a sprig of hypericum berry in your hand and arrange so that the bud is framed by the berries.
• When you are happy with the position of the flowers, secure the stems by wrapping a piece of floral wire around. Cut off the extra wire.
• Trim the stems to 2-3 inches length.
• Wrap the stems with floral tape to secure. Roll up the stem to create a curl at the base of the boutonniere.
• Secure the boutonniere in place with a pearl head pin.
• To store the completed boutonniere, mist with water and place in a cool room.

DIY Wedding Flowers Project 3- Whimsical, One-of-a-Kind Berry Bridesmaid Bouquet
Materials Needed
• Two bunches of Hypericum berry, approximately 10 stems per bunch.
• Floral shears
• 24 gauge floral wire
• Floral tape
• Ribbon
• Pearl head pins
• A vase
Berry Bridesmaid Bouquet How-To
• Remove lower leaves from each stem of Hypericum berry.
• Bundle the stems in your hand and arrange the bouquet. Start with a cluster of three stems. Then add another ring of stems, placing the tops of the berries just below the berries you already have in place. This will create a full, bouquet of berries and minimize seeing stems when you are done.
• When you are happy with the position of the berries, secure the stems with a piece of floral wire and cut the extra wire.
• Wrap the stems with 2-3 inches of floral tape, over the wire, to secure.
• Cut the ribbon and wrap around the stems to cover the floral tape. Secure the ribbon in place with pearl head pins.
• Cut each stem straight across about 2-3 inches below the bottom of the ribbon.
• Store the completed bouquet in a vase with enough water to cover the bottom of the stems.
Berry Bridemaid Bouquet Top Tip- Hypericum Berry are available year-round in a variety of colors and last a long time, a great option for DIY flowers.

DIY Wedding Flowers Project 4- Floral Toasting Flutes to Make Your First Toast Even More Beautiful
Materials Needed
• Toasting Flutes
• Moss Covered Wire
• 24 gauge floral wire sticks
• One stem Spray Roses
• Shears and Wire Cutters
Floral Toasting Flutes How-To
• Wrap the moss covered wire around the base of the glass and secure it by twisting end over end.
• Wind the wire up and around the glass until you get to the top. Give yourself and inch of extra length and then cut the wire. Using the extra tightly secure the wire be wrapping it around itself
• Take a stem of spray roses and snip off the most beautiful open bloom you can find. Snip just below the neck.
• Take a piece of floral wire and insert through the stem. Wrap around to secure the wire.
• Slide the wire underneath the moss covered wire and wrap to secure.
• Adjust the bloom so it’s facing upward. Add champagne and toast!
Floral Toasting Flutes Top Tip-- This project idea works well with any tiny flower blooms or buds.
*Psst... check out this super helpful video with complete DIY steps and instructions!

DIY Wedding Flowers Project 5- A Pretty Floral Necklace
Materials Needed
• A wire choker that's a solid ring around the neck
• One stem of spray roses
• 24 gauge floral wire sticks
• Wire cutters
• Floral shears
Floral Necklace How-To
• Take the stem of spray roses and snip off one of the most beautiful open blooms you can find. Snip just below the neck so the stem can be easily hidden behind the flower.
• Take a piece of the floral wire and insert through the bulbous part of the stem as if you are threading a needle. Wrap around the wire to secure and cut the wire to about 5 inches.
• Attach the flower to the choker by wrapping the wire around. Adjust the flower bloom so it points forward.
Floral Necklace Top Tip-- For an alternate look, attach the flower and wire to a velvet ribbon tied around your neck as a choker.

Don't forget to check back to learn how to recreate 5 more holiday-inspired DIY wedding flower projects! And a special thanks to our friends, the talented team of wedding professionals who helped us create the very MARRY Inspiration photo shoot:
Wedding Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com
Creative Direction and Styling: Lisa Waddington, Shindig Creative
Photographer: John Unrue
Videographer, Lighting: Mark LeGrand, Pro One Video
Linens, Rentals, Desserts, Cocktail and Coffee Design: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Hair & Makeup: About Face
Bridal Fashion: The Collection
Groom's Tuxedo: Absolutely Fitting
Stationery Calligraphy: Samira Gast
Handmade Candy Canes: Altamarie’s Candies