I spent much of the last few weeks before our wedding fashioning these little paper flowers out of second-hand book pages, pastel tissue paper, and paper that I had painted with water colours in shades of blue and orange.
Most of the blossoms were stuck onto wooden cocktail sticks or toothpicks, with a drop of hot glue.
The vases were wine and beer bottles left over from nights in with friends, vintage milk bottles from random market stalls, and colourful jugs found in charity shops. A fun mix.
I mixed book page, and coloured blossoms, and used feathers (arts and crafts supply) here and there, too.
Other blossoms were used as a drape on the wall using nylon string, knots, and that tiny bit of hot glue to attach them.
The jewel in the crown, if you will, was my bouquet, which I made using a material called “Oasis” (foam used for floral arrangements). I cut the brick of foam into a “bouquet” shape, and decorated it with flowers on toothpicks. In the end, I tied a piece of tissue paper around the handle using a thick piece of string.