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DIY Ice Cream Cone Bouquets for Summer Flower Girls
Photos By Tara Whittaker
By L. K. on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:00 am in Whimsical/Playful
In honor of National Ice Cream Day (and because we all need more excuses to celebrate the summertime favorite), Calgary-based photographer Tara Whittaker serves up endless scoops of floral sweetness through this step-by-step tutorial that shares how to create ice cream cone bouquets for flower girls tasked with brightening up warm-weather weddings. These cheery, age-appropriate clutches are easy for pint-sized cuties to carry down the aisle, and they offer a fun, fresh alternative to the traditional petal toss. Tara’s precious twin nieces show off the sunny looks.
Cut a 14-inch length of ribbon.
Attach one end of the ribbon to the first cone (near the top) using hot glue.
Fold the ribbon in half and attach the two ends together using hot glue.
Photo by Tara Whittaker
Photo by Tara Whittaker
Attach the second and third cone to the first one using hot glue, hiding the ends of the ribbon in the middle of the three cones.
If needed, stuff crumpled tissue paper into the bottom of each cone. You may need it for filler and to secure the blooms firmly inside the cones.
Arrange the blooms into small bundles, clipping the ends as needed using floral shears.
To hold multiple stems together (if applicable), wrap them with floral tape.
Add a dab of floral glue to the end of the wrapped stems and place them inside the cones. The glue will keep the blooms in place for their trip down the aisle.
Bouquets with ribboned handles are particularly fitting for flower girls, as they can be easily held with both hands or draped around the tiny wrists of those with fickle attention spans. However, if you’d like to create single-cone bouquets, simply follow steps five through eight, then wrap individual cones with colored thread.
Helpful hint: To prevent meltdowns (pun intended), use a bit of bribery. Tell your little ones that they’ll be rewarded with real frozen treats after they’ve fulfilled their festivity duties.
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Tara Whittaker, Jul 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm
Lauren, thank you for the post. Lovely to collaborate on this concept. Tara
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