It’s officially wedding season, crafters. And thanks to the popularity of Pinterest and Instagram, traditional wedding decor and accessories are a thing from the past. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with conventional elements, more brides are turning to offbeat details. This gives couples a chance to let their unique personality shine. For example, many weddings feature stems such as wheat, ferns, and air plants. Want to try it out? Here’s how to turn one of Darice’s artificial succulents into a DIY corsage for a member of your bridal party. The best part is that it will last forever (and ever)… let’s get started!
- Darice Artificial Succulents
- Darice Green Felt
- Lace or Fabric Scraps
- Darice Glue Gun
- Darice 10mm Jump Rings
- Darice Toggle Clasp with Ring Set *
- Darice Large Statement Curb Chain
- Heavy-Duty Pliers
- Darice Craft Scissors
* You can also use large clasps like these Darice Lobster Clasps.
Step 1. Using the scissors, remove leaves from the artificial succulent until you have pared it down to your ideal size. Likewise, you can leave the succulent as is if you prefer the original size. It all depends on the look you want for your DIY corsage.
Step 4. Cut 5-7 triangles from the lace.
Step 9. Lay the chain across the back of the succulent. Hot glue the segment of felt on each side of the chain.
Your new succulent DIY corsage is ready to spruce up your big day. If you’re looking for a little more glitz and glamour, feel free to adhere Darice Stick On Gems to the artificial succulent. You can also replace the lace scraps with burlap for a more rustic vibe. Likewise, you can totally skip the fabric for a minimalist look for your DIY corsage.
If you’re looking to incorporate succulents into other parts of your wedding day, consider using these succulent mason jar centerpieces as reception decorations that double as table numbers.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.