Contributed blog post from Green Wedding Shoes
Today we are sharing how to make this lovely little Floral Parasol in partnership with Afloral, our favorite silk flower company! And yes, all those pretty blooms are silk! This umbrella was actually super easy to make, and would make such an adorable prop for your flower girl in place of a basket. Dress her up in a cute Joyfolie dress and she’ll be the sweetest little one at your wedding!
What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from AFloral. We picked these: Cosmos, Peach Ranunculus, Cosmos + Ranunculus Bunch, Pink Ranunculus, Peach Cabbage Rose, Pink Peony, Mini Ranunculus Bunch, Peach Rose, Peach Orchid, Peach Peony, Peach Ranunculus, Peony Bud
• Small Parasol from Luna Bazaar (also found at Afloral.com)
• Gardening Shears (can also use wire cutters from Afloral.com)
• Glue Gun (also found at Afloral.com)
We started by cutting the heads off all the flowers and laying them out to see the design we liked, and measured how round the umbrella was so we knew how many flowers would be needed to completely fill the top. So pretty even in this stage, right?!
Step 1: We first used our biggest flower, the peony, to have as a starting point.
Step 2: Then, we moved onto other medium-sized focal flowers (roses, ranunculus, etc).
Step 3: After we had a pattern going, we just kept moving and filling in with smaller filler as need.
Step 4: Finish by filling in any gaps you may have missed with extras. All done!
Miss Sienna, our favorite flower girl model (we’re biased, maybe…) showing off the pretty parasol!
And if you love Sienna’s dress as much as we did, you can order the same Joyfolie Anabell in Cloud dress (it comes in light blue also!). Enjoy!
If you make your own floral parasol with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. We’ll regram our faves!
*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!
Find a wide variety of pink silk flowers at Afloral.com and hashtag #Afloral with your DIY silk flower designs!