Asymmetrical Boho Compote Arrangement - Low - DIY Wedding Centerpiece Step-by-Step Instructions
Boho-chic weddings are all the rage, and one trend we can't get enough of is the asymmetrical compote arrangement. Its organic, free-spirited design adds a touch of effortless elegance to your wedding decor. In this DIY tutorial, we'll show you how to create a stunning asymmetrical compote arrangement with a mix of boho foliage, pampas grass, and your choice of silk, wood, or fresh flowers. Buckle up and let's dive into this fun and artistic project!
Materials & Supplies
Table or surface protection (to catch any spills or mess)
Colors: Cinnamon, Natural Wood, Burnt Orange, Toasted, Peachy Keen, Sienna, Rust
Sizes: 3 Large 3" Flowers, 21 Small 2-2.5" Flowers, 15 Tiny 1-1.5" Flowers
3 Large 3" Flowers
21 Small 2-2.5" Flowers
15 Tiny 1-1.5" Flowers
FOLIAGE & FILLERS (eucalyptus, baby's breath, or other greens or pampas grass)
Prepare Your Compote Bowl: Start by prepping your compote bowl or urn. You can choose any style you like to match your wedding theme. Ensure it's clean and ready for the arrangement.
Create a Base with Foam and Moss: Secure the 5.5" half foam ball inside your compote bowl. Once it's in place, add some Spanish moss around the foam to conceal it. Use greening pins to hold the moss securely.
Build the Foliage Foundation: Now, gather your boho foliage. This could be eucalyptus, ferns, or any lush greenery you prefer. Begin by placing them in an L-shape or at a 90-degree angle. This sets the stage for the asymmetrical design. You can allow some foliage to gracefully drape over the compote's edge for a bohemian touch.
Stem Your Flowers (If using Wood Flowers): Stem your wood flowers using 18 gauge floral wire and a dab of hot glue. You can do this step as you go or stem them all at once.
Pampas Grass Magic: Pampas grass is a key element in boho arrangements. Add some sprigs of pampas grass, making sure they extend outward from the L-shaped foliage base. This adds volume and texture.
Floral Varieties and Colors: Now, it's time to bring in the flowers. The beauty of boho arrangements is in their eclectic mix of colors and varieties. Avoid creating rows or lines of one single color. Instead, place your flowers evenly, considering their heights for balance.
Be Creative: Feel free to get creative with the placement of your flowers. Allow some to cascade down while others reach for the sky. Don't aim for perfect symmetry; an organic look is what we're going for here.
Fill in the Gaps: If you spot any gaps in your arrangement, fill them with more foliage, pampas grass, or smaller blooms. This will make your compote arrangement lush and full.
Add Final Touches (Optional): If desired, finish the arrangement by adding other decorative accents that match your wedding theme such as pearl sprays or feathers.
Create Your Tablescape: For Round Tables You can use this centerpiece and add a wood slice or round mirror base. Place small votives or candles around this focal point, along with your table numbers.
For Rectangular Tables Consider using the compote arrangement as the focal point. add smaller elements from the center such as bud vases, votives, lower candles, or even flower scatter.
Table Runners are the perfect addition to your table arrangement!
Tips & Tricks
Tips and Tricks:
- If you're using fresh flowers, cut their stems at an angle just before placing them in the foam for better water absorption.
- Fresh flowers should be kept hydrated. Use a water-soaked floral foam to maintain freshness. Refrigerate if possible or keep in a cool, humid location.
- For a more rustic look, consider using wood flowers. They're durable and can be kept as a memento.
- Experiment with different flower combinations and colors to achieve your desired boho aesthetic.
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