DIY Bud Vase Tablescape Step-By-Step Tutorial
Cost Per Centerpiece/Table
When it comes to wedding decor, it's the little details that can make a big difference. Bud vases are a versatile and charming addition to any wedding setting. With a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles available, they allow you to get creative and design the wedding of your dreams. In this DIY bud vase tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps to create beautiful centerpieces filled with a variety of foliage, fillers, and your choice of silk, wood, or fresh flowers. Let's get started on this fun and cost-effective project!
Materials & Supplies
Table or surface protection (to catch any spills or mess)
Wood Flowers - Pine and Petal Weddings Colors used: Beige, Cinnamon, Peachy Keen, Pumpkin, Sienna Sizes: 1” Tiny and 2-2.5” Small
FOLIAGE & FILLERS (eucalyptus, baby's breath, or other greens or pampas grass)
Gather Your Supplies: Assemble all your materials before you begin. Make sure you have enough bud vases for your desired number of centerpieces and choose an assortment of foliage, fillers, and flowers that match your wedding theme. Consider different color bud vases or painting them with Rust-Oleum Imagine Spray Paint or Chalk Paint.
Prepare the Bud Vases: Clean the bud vases thoroughly and, if you chose to use fresh floral, fill the bud vases with water and flower food.
Choose Your Flowers: Now comes the fun part – choosing your flowers for each vase! Whether you prefer the realistic beauty of silk flowers, the rustic charm of wood flowers, or the freshness of real blooms, select the blossoms that best suit your wedding's style. Choose flowers for each vase. Typically 1-3 flowers work best for the size of vase. You can also opt to have vases with no flowers at all to add to the eclectic look.
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.
Bundle and Arrange the Flowers, Foliage and Fillers: Group the desired flowers (0, 1, 2, or 3 flowers work best), foliage and fillers together. Don't be afraid to play around with different combinations and flower counts until you achieve the perfect look. Varying the height of each flower stem will also add to the fresh picked look.
Measure and Trim the Flowers, Foliage and Fillers: Using floral scissors (for fresh flowers) or wire cutters (for silk/wood flowers), trim your foliage and fillers to the desired length based on your selected vase. This step will determine the overall height and shape of your arrangement. For a more rustic look, you can leave some stems longer than others. If needed, you can bind together the little bundle with twine. This helps with transport, storage and may give you the look you desire.
Add the Bundle of Flowers, Foliage and Fillers to the Bud Vase and Adjust: Place the prepared bundle of flowers, foliage and fillers into the bud vase, adjusting them to your liking.
Add Final Touches (Optional): To add a personal touch, consider wrapping a ribbon or twine around the vase or adding other decorative accents that match your wedding theme such as pearl sprays or feathers.
Repeat: Repeat these steps for each bud vase. Be consistent in your design but feel free to make each one slightly unique for added charm.
Create Your Tablescape: For Round Tables You might want to think about arranging five to six bud vases of varying heights in a clustered display.
For Rectangular Tables Consider creating multiple clusters of three bud vases each down the table or evenly placing them down the table. Incorporate candles or other items to add interest to your tablescape.
Table Runners are the perfect addition to your bud vase arrangement!
Tips & Tricks
Tips and Tricks:
- If you are preparing silk or wood flowers, you can bundle them together before hand and use twine to keep the bunch together. This can make for an easier way to transport them to the venue.
- To keep your flowers fresh, cut their stems at an angle just before placing them in water.
- Change the water every two days to prolong the life of your fresh flowers.
- Experiment with the height and style of your arrangements to create visual interest on your reception tables.
- Don't be afraid to mix and match silk, wood, and fresh flowers in your bud vases for a unique and textured look.
- Consider using bud vases as accents for other areas, such as the guest book table or bar.
- Make sure the bud vases you choose are stable and less likely to tip over, regardless of your chosen style if you are celebrating outdoors.
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