Succulent Wedding Flowers
Easy, (Low Maintenance) Wedding Bouquets, Boutonnieres and Favors
Making your own succulent wedding flowers for the frugal diy bride can save lots of money.
many cases, you can use succulent plants and flowers from your own
garden (or that of a convenient accommodating friend or mother) to
arrange into spectacular bouquets and boutonnieres.
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If you’re at all handy and eager to learn about wedding crafts, succulent wedding flowers are the best place to start.
for the bride and bridesmaids can be made up ahead of time using
succulents, unlike many flowers that are commonly used for weddings.
beauty of using succulents to make into wedding crafts is that although
they look delicate with their waxy looking leaves, they are tough
enough to survive and even root without any water.
amazing is that after the dust settles, and the guests have all gone
home, the wedding bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres can be taken
apart and the plants potted up in planters and containers for the deck
This little project can even wait until after the
honeymoon, if you put the wedding flowers in a bright airy place where
they will quite happily dry out and probably even grow roots in the
Succulent wedding favors can be planted up for each guest to take home for a little memento.
Using overgrown succulents for wedding flowers means you have a lot
of choice in the length of the stem.
Cut the stems long so you can have
enough to make into the handle of the bouquet or for taller
Take off the lower leaves to expose the stem.
‘Sahara’ foam to insert the stems into for succulent wedding
centerpieces – it’s sturdy enough to hold the heavy heads of succulents,
and doesn’t need to be watered, which makes it lots easier to build
Succulent wedding flowers can be arranged in the weeks ahead, forming
the basic craft, and the specials such as babies breath and Paxistima
can be added at the last minute to freshen up the display.
Boutonnieres for the groom and his men are simple to make; a single Sempervivum
rosette, with a spray of ferns and a stick or two of smaller succulents
can be wrapped with florists tape and a pin in a few minutes.
Try not to handle the waxy and ‘bloomed’ succulents too much as the pruinose will wear off.
your special day even more, knowing that your 'flowers' are completely
sustainable, and will be bringing your memories to life for a long time
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