Thursday, July 19, 2007

DIY Wedding Decorations: Hydrangea and Moss Poms

 My sisters wedding is this weekend and a summers worth of wedding creativity will finally all come together. We have made so many things for the wedding - programs, favors, aisle decorations, place cards, table numbers, centerpieces, necklaces, you name it we have made it!

One of my favorite projects is the aisle decorations. They were so easy to make and because we used silk hydrangea petals for them, they were are great make ahead.

We are hanging them from hooks about every 3 rows down each side of the aisle.
Here are the supplies needed:Styrofoam ball (8-10 inches)
green spray paint
sheet moss
spray adhesive
silk hydrangea flower
green floral wire
2 yards wide ribbon
long pearl pins

Spray paint the Styrofoam ball with a green color. This prevents any "peek a boos" through the moss.

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Working outside and on a protected surface, spray the spray adhesive on the backside of the moss and attach around the ball. The sheet style moss works really well. Fill in any holes with smaller pieces of moss.

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Wrap a piece of floral wire around the ball, twist the wire to secure, and trim the edges.

Break apart the silk hydrangea flower and pin the petals to the ball by piercing through the center of the petal and into the ball. Continue until the entire ball is covered. The longer pins stay really well. You could use a drop of glue for security.

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Cut the ribbon in half so you have 2 - 1 yard pieces. Thread one piece through the wire (move a pin if needed) and and tie a knot at the desired hanging length. Bring the knot toward the base of the ball and trim the ends of the ribbon. Hide the knot by using the remaining ribbon to tie a bow at the base of the ball. Trim the ribbon ends.

Well my folks just called and they are on their way over so I better run and get ready!

Have a creative week and for all you brides and grooms - wedding wishes.


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