TEAL & RASPBERRY SHORT CRESCENT.
You Will Need:
2 1/2″ wide Sahara® holder
11″ vine heart wreath
8 yards of 5/8″ wide primrose edge lace ribbon
8 yards of 3/8″ wide teal picot ribbon
18 ivy leaves, each 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ long
8 sprigs teal double blossoms (each sprig has four 3/4″ wide flowers)
1 pink/raspberry alstromeria stem (seven 2″ wide flowers and many buds per stem) four 2″ wide open white roses and three 1″ long buds (1 stem) cloth covered wire glue gun & hot glue or tacky craft glue.
ALL WHITE WREATH.
You Will Need:
14″ styrofoam® wreath
1 stem ivy with 18 leaves from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ long
1 stem white orchids with ten 3″ wide flowers and two buds
2 white doves
4 yards of 1 1/2″ sheer iridescent lacedge ribbon
4 yards of 1/2″ wide iridescent ribbon
6 1/2 yards of 1 1/2″ wide white moire ribbon (to wrap the wreath) pole pins glue gun & hot glue or tacky craft glue.
SHORT WHITE CASCADE.
You Will Need:
2 1/2″ wide Sahara® bouquet holder
13 white rosebuds, each bud 2″ long
1 stem green/white ivy, with about 50 leaves each 2″ long
3 yards of 1 1/2″ wide white lace ribbon
3 yards of 5/8″ wide white satin ribbon tacky craft glue
You Will Need:
16″x8″ white lace fan
5 yards of 5/8″ wide white iridescent striped ribbon
5 yards of 1 1/2″ wide white lace ribbon
1 stem white open orchids (with ten 3″ wide flowers and 2 buds)
2 stems ivy (about 18 leaves from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ long)
24 pearl stems, each with 3 strands cloth covered wire tacky craft glue
Rose & Pearl Crescent.
YOU WILL NEED:
4″ wide styrofoam® bouquet holder 27 white rosebuds, each 1 112″ long 36 pearl sprays, each with 3 strands of pearls.
4 yards of 718″ wide white iridescent ribbon.
4 pieces of 20 gauge wire, each 18″ long white cloth covered wire green floral tape chenille stem for bow tacky craft glue.
1 Cut 3 rosebud stems so they are 3″ long and set aside for steps 7 and 9. Cut the other rosebud stems to 2″ then floral tape one pearl spray about 1″ below the head of each rosebud.
2 Floral tape two pieces of the 20 gauge wire together. Tape a rosebud to one end.
3 Floral tape a second rosebud so the head is about 1″ below the head of the first and angle it to the right. When floral taping these flowers to the stem, begin 1″ below the head of the flower.
4 Floral tape another rosebud about 1″ below the head of the second. Angle it to the left.
Burgundy Short Crescent Cascade.
YOU WILL NEED:
2 1/2″ wide Sahara® bouquet holder
1 stem burgundy lilies (it has 6 flowers, each 2″ wide, and two buds)
2 stems green ivy (each stem has an 11″ piece and two 9″ pieces. Leaves vary from 1 1/2″—3″)
8 mauve rosebuds, each 1 1/2 ” tall
2 stems pink double blossoms (each stem has 6 sprigs of four 3/4″ wide flowers)
3 yards of 3/4″ wide pink/white lace ribbon white cloth covered wire green floral tape
20 gauge wire in 18″ lengths
6 wooden picks chenille stem for bow tacky craft glue
1 Cut the two side sprigs off one ivy stem. Cut the center stem so it is 12″ long. Trim all pink double blossom sprigs from the main stems. Set aside five stems for steps 4 and 6. Cut the remaining double blossoms so there are two blossoms per stem. Floral tape each stem to a 2″ length of wire. Set aside for step 12.
2 Cut one group of lilies from the main stem leaving a 1″ stem on the cut group. Cut off two open lilies leaving a bud and one open lily on the stem.
3 Floral tape the open lily and bud stem to the 12″ ivy piece. Place the bud near the tip of the ivy.
4 Continue floral taping flowers along the ivy piece in the following order: double blossom, rosebud, double blossom, open lily, rosebud and double blossom. Gently curve the stem.
5 Cut the ivy stem to 2″ long. Dip the cut end in glue and insert into the right side of the holder, as shown.
6 Cut an 8″ length of ivy. Floral tape flowers to the ivy in the following order (beginning at the tip of the ivy): lily bud, double blossom, rosebud and double blossom. Cut the ivy stem to 1″ long. Gendy curve the stem.
7 Dip the cut end of the ivy into glue and insert into the left side of the holder.
8 Cut the rosebud stems to 2″ long. Insert one rosebud into the center of the foam.
9 Cut four more rosebud stems to 2″ long. Insert two around the top of the holder and two around the bottom of the holder. These will visually “connect” the two cascades.
10 Follow the directions on page 1 and make a bow with 12″ and 18″ streamers. The bow should have 14 loops, each 2″ long. Insert the bow into the center of the holder with a streamer down each ivy piece. With pieces of cloth covered wire, secure each streamer to the ivy cascade in a few spots.
11 Cut off four open lilies and floral tape each to a 2″ length of wire. Insert around the center rose, see the photo for placement. Glue small ivy leaves into the ribbon loops in the center of the bow.
12 For two loop picks: make 2 loops each 2″ long. Place a wooden pick over the folds and wrap securely with the wire. Make 6 picks and insert around the sides of the bouquet. Insert the double blossom sprigs throughout the bouquet.
Crescent Bouquet Basics.
This beautiful bouquet is best when used with a gown which has a very detailed front. You can either use a ready-made cascade base such as a length of ivy or you can floral tape flowers together to create the cascade look. To begin, use a 4″ length of floral tape to attach a flower to the tip of the cascade.
Be sure to pull the tape tight so the flower does not loosen and fall off. The next flower is taped in place and angled slightly to the left. Be sure to leave space between the flowers. Smaller filler material, like dried flowers or small silks, are taped to the stem between the main flowers. The next flower is taped and angled slightly to the right. Continue adding flowers and alternating the angle. If there are very large flowers in the main bouquet, such as large roses or gardenias, use these only at the top of the cascade.
When complete, gently curve the cascade and glue it into the center of the right side of the foam. Make another cascade about 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the first. Gently curve it and glue into the left side of the foam. Insert a flower into the center of the foam. Then insert two flowers into the foam, these will connect the center flower to each cascade.
Insert flowers around the top and bottom of the bouquet to form a small oval. Then add flowers forming another row between the top and the center rows. Stagger these flowers with those already in the bouquet.
Make a bow and insert into the center of the bouquet. Bring the streamers down each cascade and, with pieces of cloth covered wire, attach the streamers to the cascades in several places. Tuck in filler flowers and greens to fill the center section of the bouquet.
Cascade Bouquet Basics.
A full or slim cascade is perfect for the bride or her maids. Traditionally the maids’ cascades are a bit shorter than the bride’s. The cascade will be a length of ivy or similar trailing material. With floral tape, add flowers that are in the upper portion of the bouquet to this cascade piece. Dip the stem into glue and insert into the center bottom of the foam holder, let dry.
The following placements determine if the bouquet will be full or slim. The further the flowers are away from the holder, the fuller the bouquet will be. Insert a 4″-6″ piece at a spot between 1:00 and 2:00 into the foam. This piece will rest on the left forearm when the bouquet is correctly held (see the drawing on page 3). Add a third piece in direct line with the second piece on the other side of the bouquet. Insert two more pieces equally spaced into the top left side of the bouquet. Finally a small piece is placed between the cascade and #2 piece, at about the 4:00 or 5:00 position.
Insert the largest, fullest, prettiest flower into the center of the bouquet. If there is enough space, add another flower in a line from #2 to the center flower and from the center flower to the cascade.
Insert one flower to connect each point to the center flower. Then tuck in any flowers as needed to fill the space between flowers and to establish the outline of the bouquet.
Mauve & Ivory Full Cascade.
YOU WILL NEED:
One 2 1/2″ wide Sahara® bouquet holder.
8 yards of 1 1/2″ wide ivory lace ribbon.
8 yards of 5/8″ wide ivory double faced satin ribbon.
1 orchid cascade.
7 mauve satin lilies (each 5″ wide).
3 mauve satin lily buds (each 2 1/2″ tall).
9 orchid picks (these are purchased with each pick having one 3″ wide orchid and 3 stephanotis blossoms) cloth covered wire or chenille stem green floral tape tacky craft glue.
1 To complete the cascade, floral tape one lily bud so the tip is 2″ from the end of the cascade. Notice l”-2″ of the lily stem is not floral taped.
2 Floral tape an open lily half way up the cascade.
3 Cut the cascade stem to 1″ long. Dip the end into glue and insert into the center bottom of the bouquet holder. Let dry overnight.
4 Cut five orchid stems to 1″ long and insert for each of the five outer placements as shown on page.
5 Cut one open lily stem to 3″ long. Insert into the center of the foam.
6 Insert one lily bud in front of the flower in placement #2 at the upper right of the bouquet.
7 Insert one lily bud between #4 and #5, at the upper left side.
8 Insert one open lily in the upper left and one in the upper right. These will connect the ouside buds with the center flower.
9 Insert one open lily in front of the orchid pick at positions #3 and #6.
10 Insert one open lily directly below the center lily to connect it with the cascade.
11 Insert the remaining four orchid picks around the outside center of the bouquet to fill in the space.
12 Follow the directions on page 2 to make a bow with the satin and lace ribbons. Each bow has ten 3″ long loops. For streamers: fold a 36″ length each of satin and lace ribbon in half. Place the fold behind the bow and secure with the bow wire. Repeat making a second bow and streamer. Insert one to the left and one to the right of the center flower.
Peach & Blue Slim Cascade.
YOU WILL NEED:
4″ wide styrofoam® bouquet holder 5 1/2 yards of 3/4″ wide white lace ribbon.
5 1/2 yards of 314″ wide double-faced satin peach ribbon 5 1/2 yards of 318″ wide double-faced satin light blue ribbon 2 stems green ivy (each stem has an 1 1/2 ” piece & two 9″ pieces, leaves vary from 1 112″ to 3″ long).
2 peach open roses, each 3″ across 7 peach rosebuds, 1″ tall heads.
3 stems It. blue lilies (each stem has six 2″ wide blossoms & three 1″ tall buds).
3 stems white silk baby’s breath green floral tape two 18″ pieces of 20 gauge wire 1 white chenille stem (for bow) tacky craft glue.
1 Cut away the two side pieces on one ivy stem, leaving one long center piece. Cut this center piece so it is 13″ long, set aside. Floral tape all roses to 3″ pieces of 20 gauge wire.
2 Take one lily stem and cut off one bud and two open lilies. To form the cascade: floral tape flowers to the 13″ ivy piece. Begin by taping the lily bud 2″ below the tip of the ivy. Continue floral taping the open lily, baby’s breath sprig, rosebud, open lily, baby’s breath sprig and a rosebud.
3 Dip the end of the ivy cascade in glue. Insert into the center of the bottom edge of the styrofoam® holder.
4 Cut off a 5″ stem of ivy. Insert into the #2 location (see cascade basics, page 4) between the 1:00 and 2:00 positions on the styrofoam® holder.
5 Cut four 5″ pieces of ivy. Following the directions on page 4, insert these pieces into positions #3, #4, #5 and #6.
6 Insert one open rose into the center of the bouquet.
7 Cut off three lily pieces, each should contain a bud and one open blossom. Insert one piece in front of positions #2, #3 and #6.
8 Insert one rosebud in front of positions #4 and #5.
9 See the directions on page 2 to make two many ribboned bows. Each bow will have 10 loops. The longest loops are 4″. Insert one bow on each side of the center rose.
10 For streamers: cut two 36″ lengths of each ribbon and lace. Place together and fold in half. Insert a 6″ piece of wire over the fold and twist to the ends. Insert next to the cascade. Insert the second open rose under the first. Angle the stem up into the bouquet.
11 Randomly insert the remaining roses and lilies to fill the empty spaces. The lily buds should extend 1″ beyond the roses in the bouquet.
12 Cut the baby’s breath into single sprigs. Insert them throughout the bouquet extending l”-2″ beyond the roses. Three larger ivy leaves are removed from the stems and glued into the ribbon around the center of the bouquet. Insert the remaining ivy pieces throughout the bouquet.