A friends wedding is coming up, and the venue has this great ivy wall out front. We wanted to incorporate that into something unique along with hydrangeas and roses, so I went to work creating this boxwood welcome sign.
I love using basis paper for making flowers, and it just happens to be on sale through the end of May. I use the Basis White 80lb Cardstock – it’s light enough that it curls and folds easily, but durable enough that it holds up for a long time. It also has a slight texture to it that adds a little more dimension to paper flowers.
In addition to the paper, I purchased the faux boxwood panels from Amazon and custom wood letters from Etsy.
I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out all of the flower components and used a variety of templates from Etsy and LiaGriffith.com. Then I used my quilling tools to curl and fold each of the pieces appropriately.
After I put all of the flowers together, I laid out the faux boxwood and attached all of the pieces. Some of the flower templates use floral wire, so I just wrapped the ends around the grid backing on the boxwood. For the ones that don’t have a ‘stem’ I hot glued some clear bead stringing wire to the backs of them and tied them on. I also use the bead stringing wire for the wooden letters.
Once I got everything attached where I wanted it, I used my staple gun to attach the boxwood to some plywood, so it had a sturdy backing to stand up.
I’m so excited to see this sign in action at the wedding next weekend. To see my other projects be sure to follow me on Instagram @eastmaindesigns and check out my Etsy shop!