Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lovely Diy Pew ends for your wedding

With their whispery petals and luminous silver centers, the tissue-paper flowers that bloom on this wintry wreath look as if they were plucked from a fairy tale. Perhaps more magical is the fact that this inexpensive pew decoration won't wilt or fade, so you can make as many as you need well ahead of time.
Tools and Materials:
Low-temperature hot-glue gun,
About 51/2 feet of 1-inch-wide silver double-faced satin ribbon
6-inchStyrofoam disk (1 inch thick)
White tissue paper 20mm and 30mm silver-ball floral ornaments
White floral tape
Wreath How To 1. Cut out center of disk, leaving 11/2-inch-wide ring. Hot-glue ribbon to inner and outer edges of ring.
2. Make flowers; you'll need about twenty for one wreath: For one flower, trace a round object on tissue paper to create three 3-inch circles; cut out. Stack circles; poke wire end of one or two floral ball ornaments through center. Slide circles up wire, ruffling them as you go, to shape petals. Wrap base of flower and wire with floral tape; trim stem to 11/2 inches.

3. To secure each flower to wreath, apply a dab of hot glue on ring, insert stem through glue into foam, and press flower base onto glue. Leave a 1-inch gap bare for hanging ribbon. Loop a 24-inch length of ribbon around wreath at gap; spread petals of adjacent flowers to cover (add flowers if needed). To hang, tie ribbon ends, and slip over removable self-adhesive hook placed upside down inside pew (check with church about restrictions first).


Ta Da!

all credits go to Martha Stewart which is where I found this great tutorial you can find it here:
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.460039687ea4fc3df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=b1dd74d30f783110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&backto=true
And of course as always if you love this idea but dont think that you could do it we would be happy to make them for you!
We are also adding a new online shop to our website at the moment where you will be able to purchase all of the things needed to make our Diy projects so check back in the new year!

2 comments:

Roxana said...

hello! I love this idea, and have been searching high and low for the silver ball ornaments, with no success. if you add them to your store please let me know. happy new year!

Moe said...

Thanks Roxana,
Happy new year to you also! I did have some of those silver ball ornaments but used them all up at Christmas, not too sure whether I can get some more now, but if I do I will certainly let you know, try some where that sells Christmas Decorations or somewhere like Eurosaver shops, you may be able to get them in a sale,
Regards,
Maureen