Tuesday, May 8, 2012

{Trend Alert} Creatives Tuesdays: DIY Teacup Centerpieces

Ola sweeties! Yay we're havin our weekly DIY Creatives back! And we looove new fresh ideas & suggestions from you. Thanks again to those who loooove giving us lil clues on our little corner!
So, for today's DIY Creatives; we want to share another fantastic DIY which we predict is gonna be one trend alert coming up in the wedding industry! Im sure you guys have heard about Alice & Wonderland... Tea Party is my fave part of the movie... Imagine Tea Party Wedding ... the desserts... tidbits...the flowers and not forgetting the vintage china set! (minus Mr Mad Hatter plss)..This time, thanks to Azure of OneWed, which they successfully shown these gorgeous DIY teacup centerpieces and easy step by steps for you to follow. Its not a bad idea isnt it?.. Which is why this DIY aint that difficult, plus you brides get to be amongst the first to try this idea out... Let's unleash your creativity side!

Items you need:

  • Fancy/vintage china /teacups. Quantity depends on your wedding size, tables centrepieces etc. (It would be more awesome if you can use them as favor & decor (2 in 1)!
  • Fresh flowers (if lazy you may use silk flowers and skip all the wattery process)
  • Toothpick 
  • Scissors/ sharp knife
  • Water 
  • Floral foam  (in greens & size varies to teacups)
  • Labels (printed/hand written papers)

Let's begin! The Steps

Step 1: Pick your color palette and find your teacups.
Before you head out antiquing in search of vintage teacups, make sure your wedding color palette is set in stone. Once your colors are established, it's teacup time. You can go vintage or new, and you'll want a variety of styles in hues that compliment your palette.

Step 2: Size up your teacups.
Measure the rough dimensions of each cup and cut a corresponding piece of floral foam for each. You want the foam to fit snugly inside the teacup. Insert the foam into the teacups.
Hint: Steps 1 and 2 should be completed 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding.

Step 3: It's flower time!
You'll want to select flowers that coordinate with your teacups while paying special attention to the size of the blooms. Pick flowers that are small enough so that three to four large blooms and five to six smaller blooms can fit in each teacup. (You may use roses, carnations, lilies..depending on preference & wedding theme..)

Step 4: Arrange your teacup centerpieces.
Soak each piece of floral foam in water and trim the stems of your flowers to the appropriate length. Make sure to cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle with a sharp knife or scissors. Place the foam back in the cups and slide the stems of your flowers into the floral foam, arranging smaller blooms in clusters of two or three.

Hint: It's best to complete step 4 the morning of the wedding to ensure your flowers stay fresh. But if you arrange the night before, store your centerpieces in a cool place.

And nearer to the wedding.. Voila..! It should be ready....

For those who loves enchanted garden affair or adore all things vintage (or vintage-inspired) this simple DIY project is for you! We agree these teacup centerpieces are perfect for spring and summer weddings, and work especially well with Anthropology-inspired wedding d├ęcor.

Azure Nelson is the Editorial Director for OneWed.com. Catch her daily updates on everything from new bridal trends to DIY ideas at Savvy Scoop, OneWed's bridal blog.

Moderated by Songket Affairs, source Glamour.

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