I hope you caught the Modern Spring Decor Inspiration Shoot from earlier this week. Today I'm going to share with you the step by step DIY for creating this lovely ceremony arch (along with a video!). I partnered up with Afloral on this project, and had such a great time doing it. I wanted to create a design that was fresh, modern, and just a bit whimsical. So let's get started!
Here's what you'll need for this project:
- The items I used from Afloral: black and white striped runners, gold tassels, mixes of blooms and greenery.
- Paddle wire, 24-26 gage. You can buy this at any craft store in the floral section.
- Safety pins, or straight pins.
- Wire cutters and scissors.
Step One: Hang your runners from your backdrop. I used three of the black and white striped runners, and straight pins to attach them to the arch, or safety pins will work as well.
Step Three: Attach bunches of greens to the arch. Gather up your greenery in bunches with various types, and begin by wrapping your paddle wire around the arch and greens. Continue to layer the greens, and wrap the wire up the side, and then across the top of the arch.
Step Four: Using the same technique as the greenery attach floral sprays to your arch. Gather your florals, different sizes and types, layering them on top of each other, and wrapping your wire around the arch.
Step Five: Fill in with additional blooms, greens, and other elements as needed. This is where I added in my airplants, succulents, and then a few fun additional textural blooms. Then cut the ends off of any of the florals that might be sticking out too far.
And that's it. Time to get married under this beautiful DIY modern spring ceremony arch (or wouldn't this make a fun backdrop for a photo booth?). I hope that if you're considering DIYing your own floral decor, you'll give this fun project a try. Check out Afloral.com, and Ultrapom to get the pieces to make your own (and hint, you can even use real flowers). Use hashtag #handmakerofthings so I can see your DIY floral designs!
xo - Emily
***This post was sponsored by Afloral. They allowed me to select complimentary silk florals and decor items to put together this shoot. However all opinions about this company and their products are my own.***