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DIY: FRESH FLORAL HEART

There’s nothing prettier than decorating your home or wedding with fresh flowers, but rather than just sticking (ummm, I mean artfully arranging) your blooms in a vase why not get creative with something different? I LOVE this fresh floral heart I created for my friends at Bridal Musings – it’s super simple to make yet looks like you’ve made a real effort!

YOU WILL NEED:

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (1)
  • Oasis foam heart (find similar on Amazon.co.uk)
  • Mixed flowers
  • Sharp scissors or florists knife

METHOD:

We chose a selection of peonies and garden roses for our heart, but you could use anything that suits your chosen colour scheme! Anything with a strong stem, such as carnations, roses, and dahlias work well, and play around with the scale to create different effects.

Before you start, soak your foam in a basin of cold water.  Float it on top and let the water soak in natually – don’t push it under the water – to make sure it is soaked all the way through and your flowers will stay fresh as long as possible!  When it sinks to the bottom, it’s ready to use.

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (2)Prep your flowers by trimming the stems, leave about 4-5cm clear of leaves so they fit securely in the oasis without poking through the other side or sitting proud of the foam.

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (3)Start by placing your largest flowers, think strategically and think about what will create the best shape.  Once you’ve pushed the stem in to the oasis, try not to move it around as the foam will start to crumble quickly!

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (6)Add your smaller flowers to the gaps, thinking about the overall shape, colour and composition as you go.  You want each flower to overlap so there’s no foam left visible, but be careful not to place stems too close together in the oasis.

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (9)Keep going until the heart is filled, and you’re happy with the overall effect.

Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies (12)

This would look super stunning hung on a wall or propped up on a beautiful dessert table!

Trying out one of our DIY’s? Why not share the results with us on Instagram using the tag #blovedDIY?

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Fresh Floral Heart DIY with Roses & Peonies Tutorial

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.