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DIY Bohemian Floral Crown

Make this incredible silk flower crown, designed by Angela Marie Events,  for your boho wedding. ZxSijuhIdrJpMPkULdmD3SpL12xbP6WNkdF9uDQEVKM Follow these easy steps to create your own beautiful floral crown.

1) First gather the supplies. You will need at least 4 large flower heads, assorted greenery, berries, wire, floral tape, and wire cutters.  You can find the stems used in this floral crown hereIMWOxfxl3ngokkwEzkyD4aTpN7uvBAL_DOfedtvaH602) Measure the moss covered wire so that it will fit your head, leaving yourself several extra inches.

3) Seperate the leaves from the flowers and cut off the head, leaving several inces of stem. Cut sprays of greenery and berries from the stem.  _mRTk52MkIFLN7W45PNr3-OJm9ILHG6KvMZQFCrCyRc_mRTk52MkIFLN7W45PNr3-OJm9ILHG6KvMZQFCrCyRc copyXgh7gFy1pCNwu0X81cX7ggv56dh7rIFsFQQlymoNhOg4) Attach floral wire to the flower stems with floral tape. LXClT0stptgXXjvSmZb-8gVYA56HczTWVZt8MuQZjVE copy5) Arrange and tape the stems to the moss covered wire. 17BkCy66QbzjD2ktwedjbz1G_2L5icOBjE7IwDcFlgsWBsagpT_EvFqy-vfzhkZEkeuWliMezrvKTdm2KiGPBQmufujIy2yf3M_fGtcDHyxP4lsXBjSx8RNMtFnFB30gYjAxa8-W9O9soY9oCPWeIBqnnhXFI1G_lCkhlwTS0ixs6) To complete the crown, place the flowers on your head and wrap the ends of the moss wire together so that it fits. K1gHlrTnmWNiGKGmJrZ94PnJBm_ruXfmrcqjC-I2U80cY8xk5K-LhgCOj1cIZcezSXBSTYf_TrOS3nN_OScdusYou now have a stunning flower crown, fit for a bohemian bride. ykn-XU16xyG3pNEsjY2sdKXncarOzjdx5XJ1Iw_3ODk copyMix it up with your favorite silk flower stems and #Afloral with your finished design!

Photography: Carolynn Seibert Photography | Designer & Coordinator: Angela Marie Events

 

Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

To kick off our new Bohemian Wedding Decorations category at Afloral.com, we partnered with one of our favorite designers Angela Marie Events and photographer Carolynn Seibert for some boho chic looks you could DIY with our high-quality silk flowers and decor.Boho-Header

The bohemian bride isn’t complete without a stunning floral crown.  Silk flowers are perfect for this DIY.  It is a project you can complete long before your wedding and the flowers will always look freshly picked.  These stunning crowns feature our faux anemones, ranunculus, dahlias, ferns and berries (find the stems used here). The bouquets are a rich mix of burgundy, wines,  marasalas and soft pastel pinks (find the stems used here).  boho1boho2boho3boho4 For the walk down the aisle consider carrying a non-traditional bouquet.  We love the idea of using baskets.  Not only is this a unique look, it will also transition easily to a table centerpiece.  To create this look use our mossy baskets, faux cabbage, hydrangeas, and rosesDMAez5CYslUQc4nrtAHzoZhN978NKthIJP-9oHhd4AI copyThis romantic tablescape features a stunning arrangement in our footed plate in rust brown and metal candelabra drapped in faux flowers, feathers and berries.  The unique additions to this design give it a distinctly boho look that we can’t get enough of.  The tables vintage feel is complements of our  lace table cover and favorite mercury glass votive holders.  For a more natural/rustic chic look you can always incoroporate a moss and burlap table runner.  Uu2xS6ixGXxNq-TrawDzfFnOvTgZAZBPOMV0K541BCIq-fG1PhcdukR_ICQr2VUgBY-Mp4zpTKarsC_R3wCqJ4 copyRyEVB9CoNq6-vXCT1Yzy2xEquewsrMQdzXCzh5H7GjkOzdv0eF-G8BG1Ajui47tPkbMCoGIHRJLTwpZwmHrYC0EYl0lR25Shl2LusmAWRYlWP4zcaSLEo6sUK3Dzlxc64lwRie_1jL1VLTRxDepWeYRKIjx4ANLpmoNFjzhomf4c copy For more inspiring bohemian wedding ideas check out our new boho category and Pinterest board.-4JPvlQJXUOfnUq2gPsfO1wq7RdyGk2Vu1tLEHXtGtI

Photography: Carolynn Seibert Photography | Designer & Coordinator: Angela Marie Events | Florals: Afloral.com | Dress: Joanna August and BHLDN  | Models: Maddi Childers and Natalie Caruso

DIY Gold Glitter Candles and Holders

This DIY features four do it yourself designs for your upcoming event.  Follow the simple steps and shop Afloral.com for all the supplies you will need.  This is a great project for the bride on a budget!

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Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesive, glitter, and a taper candle.

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Spray the bottom of the taper candle with an adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.

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Glitter Votive:

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Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesiveglitter, and white votive candles in clear glass.

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Spray the bottom of the votive with an adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.

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Glitter Candlestick Holder:

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Gather your supplies:  You will need glitter spray paint and a wooden candle holder.

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Thoroughly spray the candle holder with your glitter paint.  Give it time to dry.

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Painted Glitter Candlestick Holder:

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Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesiveglitter, and spray paint.

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Start by painting the candlestick holder with the flat color, we choose white.  After the paint has thoroughly dried, spray the bottom of the candlestick holder with the adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.

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Combine all the projects together for a glittery and beautiful centerpiece.   Buy all of your supplies from Afloral.com and save!

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#Afloral with all of your DIY designs inspired by our blog!

DIY Boho Wedding Cake

Contributed blog post from Green Wedding Shoes

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We’re back again with our favorite silk flower company, AFloral, to create a boho inspired wedding cake with silk flowers! Seriously, they look so real right?! We’re also sharing not only how to make this one, but a breakdown of costs so you can see how affordable this one is! It might surprise you. This DIY is perfect if you’re throwing an engagement party, bridal shower or a low-key wedding! Doesn’t take much to make a simple cake really shine with this one.

 

Thanks so much to The Bride Concierge for lending us their gold rimmed cake plate to pretty this one up!

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What You’ll Need:
• Afloral flowers: PeonyRanunculusDusty MillerClematisDahliaSucculent
• Cake (we ordered an 8″ double under a 5″ double from our local Albertson’s grocery store – feeds approximately 20 people)
• Scissors
• Cake stand

 

Breakdown of costs: Cake $27.99 + Flowers $39.32 (+shipping) = $67.31

 

Ordering tip: These costs are based off of what is photographed in the photos, but you may want to order more/less depending on the size of your cake and design you want. Have fun with it!steps1-4

Step 1: Begin by cutting your focal flowers (Peony + Dahlia) down to a short stem and placing into the top of the cake.

Step 2: Fill with some filler flowers (like Dusty Miller) to add some texture. Use the icing to your advantage and stick the flowers into the cake to hold.

Step 3: Next move down to the middle and add some smaller focus flowers (Clematis + bud of a Ranunculus) as well as another sprig of Dusty Miller.

Step 4: Move to the bottom of your cake with a few bigger focal flowers again (Succulent + Ranunculus). This will create great symmetry with your cake.final1final2final3final4final5

Such pretty spring color inspiration! Lovin’ how realistic these flowers look, too!

If you dress up a cake 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

*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

 

Hashtag #Afloral with your DIY silk flower designs!

 

Fiesta Wedding Bouquet DIY

This gorgeous, colorful bridal bouquet can be made, by you, with silk flowers from Afloral.com.  Follow these easy steps and create a bouquet for your wedding fiesta!351b-RVrhVVAYWvXA1TMJ15RAbwzq6U06qKcgGx6zDE,1jqZl87vY1WkZXQTQEvp5ulP92tm8JGo71tM6Sv6es0

1. Gather your favorite silk flower stems.  For this bouquet we used 3 of the Clematis sprays in violet purple, 6 Peony buds, 4 of the Sweetpea sprays in two-tone fuchsia, 2 of the Poppy sprays in flame, the Rose Bouquet in red fuchsia, 4 of the Zinnia sprays in rubrum pink, the single Hydrangea in purple green, Billy Buttons, the soft touch Tulips in coral yellow, 3  Cabbage Echeveria stems, purple ribbon, floral tape, and wire cutters.

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