Wedding Floral Tablecape
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Stone Old World containers: 2 each: square planters, urns
- Square glass containers: four 4", one 5"
- Ceramcoat acrylic paint: Apple green, magnolia white
- Silk florals:
- Two 13" English Ivy bushes
- Seven 34" mauve/pink Hydrangea sprays
- Twenty 27-1/2" pink Confetti Rose sprays
- Twenty-four 17-1/2" pink Rose Buds
- Floral foam
- Two 12"x12" sheets pink vellum paper
- 2" foam brush
- Green floral tape
- Glass cleaner, paper towels
- Scissors, wire cutters, craft knife
- Hand-held pick tool, steel picks
- Double-sided vellum tape
- Home computer and printer
- Paper trimmer
- Paint one coat of apple green acrylic paint on stone containers. Allow to dry. Whitewash over apple green paint with magnolia white mixed with small amount of water.
- Print the word "Love" in landscape on vellum paper to band around glass. Cut vellum width with word centered. Cut another piece to complete the wrap. Center word on one side. Adhere with vellum tape.
- Refer to photo. Fill 4" containers with Hydrangea stem, so flower rests on edge of glass. Attach small leaves around stem with floral tape. Stretch tape while wrapping. Repeat with 5" container.
- Fill square planters with foam. Cut Hydrangea to rest on edge of planter. Add a few leaves to one side.
- Stone urns are done in a mound design. Fill urns with foam for a tight fit.
- Establish height by placing two roses towards the center. Measure stem below the tallest rose as reference.
- Lower leaves on the stems may need to be removed.
- Fill in the mound, working from the top to the edge of container, while cutting each row of stems just slightly shorter than the row before. Insert all roses. Add rose buds. Fill in with rose leaves. Use pick tool with steel picks to add leaves and individual branches of English Ivy. Fill evenly. Bend and mold stems for natural look.
- Distribute flowers evenly throughout the design. Drape flowers on last row around the edge of container.