This elegant, Moss & Roses Cone has always been a favorite of mine. The pink tipped roses, natural moss, gossamer ribbon, and floating butterfly are a delightful combination. I can think of so many ways to use this DIY floral arrangement. You can hang it on your front door, of course. Or, give it to mom for Mother’s Day. It would make the most striking bridal bouquet, or it could hang on the church doors, or the back of the bride’s chair at the wedding reception. Here’s how to DIY this simple yet sophisticated Moss & Roses Cone.
To make a Moss & Roses Cone, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cone
- Silk roses, 10 stems
- Silk butterfly
- Reindeer moss in light and dark green
- Wired, organza ribbon in ivory, 2-1/2” wide
- Craft wire in silver, 20-gauge
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; wire cutters; green floral tape; floral pick or wood skewer; floral pins
To make a Moss & Roses Cone:
1. Glue moss to the cone, alternating the light and dark green moss, till the cone is completely covered.
2. Arrange the roses in your hand, creating a pleasing arrangement. Be sure the roses face forward and form an arch that’s slightly higher in the center. Trim the stems, and insert them into the wide end of the foam cone. Fill in any bare spots with leaves.
3. Loosely wrap a 24″ length of wire around your finger, forming a coil. Do not coil the last 2”, and wrap this tail end around a floral pick. Wrap floral tape around the pick and the wire to hold them together. Glue the butterfly to the coiled end of the wire, and let glue dry. Insert the pick into the cone, positioned so the butterfly is floating above the roses.
4. Center the organza ribbon over the front of the cone and pin in place. Wrap the ribbon on a slight angle around to the back and and then back to the front. Pin the ribbons in back and in front where they overlap. Wrap the ribbons to the back again, and then tie in a bow at the top. Cut a “v” in the ribbon ends. Glue a small piece of moss over the pin at the front.
Diane also made this gorgeous, Love in Bloom Wreath. I don’t know of a mom or a bride who wouldn’t find this wreath special.
Why would you make this Moss & Roses Cone? Would you hang it on your door, gift it to your mom, or even carry it down the aisle?