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DIY Wedding Centerpieces
It's an unfortunate fact of life that as soon as you put the word "wedding" in front of something the price skyrockets... and flowers are no exception. That's why a good floral DIY is such a life saver during wedding season! Here's how to make a simple $6 supermarket bouquet into an elegant centerpiece!
Use a simple rectangular box or tin and cut down floral foam so to fit inside.
Remove the foam and use a large piece of wax paper to line the inside of the container.
Lay down a sheet of plastic wrap at least the size of the wax paper.
Using a container of water that is bigger than your foam pieces, lay the floral foam blocks, one at a time, flat on the surface of the water. As it soaks up the water it will sink, and once it is totally submerged remove the block and place it on the plastic wrap, leaving room for any other blocks that you will need.
Use the wrap to lift the blocks up and place them into the containers, making sure that both the wax paper and wrap sticks out the sides as much as possible to avoid leakage. Cut off the excess wax paper and plastic wrap.
Sort your flowers by size and begin arranging by cutting stems off at an angle and inserting the biggest flowers near the center of the foam. continue arranging according to size so that the center of your arrangements feature the most eye catching flowers and your filler and neutral blooms are more towards the edges. Hide any visible floral foam or wax paper with any leftover foliage.
Optional: Polish off the look by use inexpensive fabric like burlap to dress up your finished arrangement by cutting off long strips and simply wrapping around the exposed container!