A while back we shared a few baby’s breath wedding ideas and it’s still one of our favorite big-bang-for-your-buck flowers. So when the ladies of Hey Look sent over this next tutorial, I knew it was going to be a winner. These initial monograms are so simply beautiful, it stopped me in my tracks. Michaela used both this filler flower and ferns, but you can use any other leafy filler to match the mood of your wedding decor and can be used to hang on your + future other’s chairs or church doors.
From Hey Look: These monograms are inexpensive, easy to make and what’s best is that you can make them a few days before your wedding. In the fridge they will last a good 2 days. Baby’s breath especially is long-lasting and you can ask your local flower shop for ferns and greens that will survive without water for a few days.
For the baby’s breath monogram you will need:
- A bunch of baby’s breath or ferns
- Thicker metal wire for the base frame
- Thinner wire for attaching the baby’s breath
- Wire clippers or strong scissors
For the green monogram you need the same supplies; just replace the baby’s breath with ferns, leaves or other greens of your choice.
Start by shaping a frame for your monogram. Just bend thick wire into the shape of a letter. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can adjust it a little after you’ve added the florals or greens.
Take a little bunch of greens and tie them together with the thin wire. Then with the same wire attach the little bunch to the monogram frame. Don’t cut off the excess wire, just wrap it around the frame a few times, then continue tying little bunches to the frame with the same piece of wire. No need to cut it off until the end.
Make the baby’s breath monogram in the same way.
The every last bunch of baby’s breath should be attached to the frame in the opposite direction. Just try to make the gap for the last rounds of wire as small as possible. In the picture of the finished end piece, you can still see the hole for the wire. Once, the entire monogram is ready, just adjust the blooms (or greens) a little to cover holes.
We chose baby’s breath for the monogram, because it is easy to work with, inexpensive and long-lasting. You can also dry baby’s breath monograms after your wedding (or shower) as a lovely reminder of your big day. We added the fern monogram as a groom’s monogram, but of course you can only make one kind. If you’d like to use other plants or flowers, just as at your local flower shop for recommendations on long-lasting ones. You could also make this from paper flowers or leaves.