It’s amazing how much of an impact a wedding day detail can have – like, say, the ring pillow. Creating a custom “pillow” filled with fresh flowers and moss is a surprisingly simple task with such an incredible wow-factor, that it was impossible for us not to fall for this DIY from Anthomanic and Rachel May Photography. Imagine all of the possible flower combinations!
For this project, you will need:
-4x5x2″ block OASIS floral foam (wet kind, soaked)
-a stem of each: brunia berries, orchids, hydrangea, silver dollar eucalyptus, hanging amaranthus
-bind wire (other string)
-3 yards double faced satin ribbon (2 for bow, 1 for rings)
1. Using the block of foam, hold pieces of moss to what will be the underside and sides of the ring pillow while securely wrapping with bind wire. Wrap it multiple times to secure the moss across the bottom and sides. Once this has been covered, secure the loose end of the wire.
2. As if wrapping a present, wrap the 2 yard long piece of ribbon over the top of the pillow and twist on the bottom, tying and knotting at the top – creating a bow.
3. Cut flowers to a 1″-2″ stem length and insert into the foam. Fill all space to create a squared pillow effect by placing flowers so their heads are at the same height on the top and sides. For a natural effect, leave some longer pieces of foliage or buds hanging off the sides or lower sections as I’ve done here!
4. Finish the design by looping the extra 1 yard long piece of ribbon through the existing bow and affixing the wedding bands.
This design is created to be lightweight and easy for a little one to carry! It can also double as an engagement ring presentation! Store in a fridge above 40 degrees to keep fresh overnight.