Monday, August 29, 2011

{DIY} Savannah Rose Bouquet

I went down to River Street in Savannah to find someone to make me this Savannah Rose bouquet. It's not hard to find these craftsmen working with their hands to twist and turn the palm leaves into beautiful flowers. Just outside of Wet Willie's, I found a man who says he's there almost everyday, but Mondays, and he has made almost 50 little roses for one person before! These flowers are not covered in a protection spray which I do recommend to keep them from unraveling or if you would like to keep them for a long time. About 4 years ago I had a very small 3 flower Savannah rose bouquet made and it was sprayed with a clear glaze and I still have those flowers in perfect condition!

For this simple DIY I wanted to try and stay "green" and here is how I did it:
Recycled material: Hemp twine
Reused material: I looked around the house to find anything I could reuse and clean up to make pretty again....this is what I found: iridescent clear floral marbles (found at Micheal's and most craft stores), floating candles left over from Halloween, and a vase left over from a bridal shower
Re-purposed materials: glass jars (jam, pizza sauce, baby food jars, etc)
Use local: Savannah Rose artist

The Savannah rose bouquets can make beautiful bridal bouquets, nice centerpieces, or small accents. 
This set up is super simple, clean, and easy to put together and could be for your guest book sign in table, gift table, welcome table, centerpieces at the reception, or even for bridal showers. 

I have to thank Alicja from Taken Photography for helping me out on this DIY! She was so sweet to come over and take pictures for my blog post! We were covered in mosquitoes bites by the end of it, but it was so worth it! Thank YOU!

To finish off the palm leaf theme I suggest these two items from one of my favorite online favor stores: Favors and Flowers. The mini palm leaf favor bags can be filled with what ever you want and can be decorated to match your color scheme. Also if you are having your wedding here in the Savannah area during our hot months, fans are a necessity!! These bamboo fans can be bought in two sizes and you can add a ribbon with your wedding tag on it to dress it up.

If you want to try to make these Savannah rose bouquets here are some instructions:


  1. I love this! What a great idea...perfect for the "green" bride and budget friendly as well :-)

  2. Wow what an absolutely gorgeous D.I.Y. you put together :)

  3. Ooo thanks for the links to that Favors & Flowers, I needed that!

  4. When I was in Hawaii I made a little fish from one of these but I NEVER in a million years would have tought to make a bouquet. Too pretty!

  5. Totally loving this bouquet. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So pretty! Love the how the photos turned out- thanks for bearing the mosquitoes for us :) Love this!

  7. sooo creative :) love it!


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