and I decided a while back we would love to support etsy sellers by
using their products in as many projects as we possibly can, so this
week you might notice that the lily of the valley stems are from etsy
seller, Caramelos. She has a wonderful store filled with craft goodies,
artful supplies, and wide variety of millinery flowers. It is an amazing resource for anyone who is undertaking a DIY project.

created the beautiful nosegay above for this week’s DIY project on Once Wed. Even after a couple of months I’m still amazed at how talented Laurie is with crafting projects and am so grateful to have her as a weekly contributer on the site. I mean how perfect would this little posy look in
the hands of a flower girl? It could also act as a beautiful alternative
to the mother-of-the-bride corsage too. Enjoy!


What You’ll Need

One dozen silk Lily of the
Valley stems

One dozen feathers

One button

One yard of ribbon (1/2 inch

One roll of floral corsage

A Pair of scissors



Hot glue gun and glue stick.


Vintage Lily of the Valley
stems available through Caramelo’s Etsy Shop

All other supplies are available
at your local craft store

1.  Begin by stripping
the fluff from the bottom half of your feathers.  (see figure 1)

2.  Take your bundle of
Lily of the Valley and fan out the flower stems (see figure 2)

3.  Tuck your feathers
in between your stems to make your bouquet.    (see figure

4.  Wrap your stems with
floral tape.   (see figure 4)   Floral tape gets
sticky when you stretch it, so pull the tape as you wrap.

5.  Cut five pieces of
ribbon, approximately 4 inches long.   Use your hot glue gun
to attach one ribbon tail at the point were the tape begins, just below
the feathers. (see figure 5).   Glue down the other ribbon
tail to create a loop.  (see figure 6)

6.  Glue the remaining
loops, working your way around the bouquet, then wrap the “handle“
with your floral tape.  (see figure 7)

7.  Take your remaining
ribbon, and glue the tail near the bottom of your posy handle. (see
figure 8)   Wrap the handle, from bottom to top, covering
all of the floral tape, and tack down the end of the ribbon with your
glue gun. (see figure 9)

8.  Finish off the posy
by stitching down a button at the point where you glued the tail of
the ribbon, just below the ribbon loops.  (see figure 10)


Feathers $1

Lily of the Valley  $1.75

Floral tape $2

Ribbon $1.50

Total spent  $6.25

Laurie, you are incredible! Thank you so much for lending your talents to Once Wed every week!!


Comments (3)

whitney | Reply

such a sweet project. the diy projects are my favorite part of once wed.

Jamie | Reply

Your right…her store is awesome. I’ve already got a few projects that I want to tackle just from seeing her selection.

Rebecca Bednarz | Reply

Gorgeous! Love your DIYs.

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