Spray Painted Bouquets & Centerpieces
When you want to add a little more pizzazz to your floral details, just reach for the spray paint. Especially with the popularity of the metallic craze soaring, it’s easy to transform a simple centerpiece into a powerful statement with a coat of shimmer or color.
When you want to add a little more pizzazz to your floral details, just reach for the spray paint. Especially with the popularity of the metallic craze soaring, it’s easy to transform a simple centerpiece into a powerful statement with a coat of shimmer or color. Above, this silvery tablescape was made complete by a full arrangement of baby’s breath sprayed in a lustrous shade of silver.
While the fellas may not be crazy about pink boutonnieres for your blush and gold wedding, they will love greenery sprayed with gold instead (below).
Add some magic to your place settings with spray painted place cards. Planning an off-season wedding? Use gold pumpkins or silver pine cones to celebrate the time of year or lend to a holiday theme.
If you prefer escort cards, spray painted pine cones are also really sweet hung from a tree with ribbons on a welcome table.
You can also use shiny gold paint for succulents. Although, because they are slightly more delicate, only use these as place cards–they might be a bit precarious as escort cards. Continue with an ethereal ‘outdoors in’ vibe by incorporating golden branches into your centerpiece for an autumnal event. Use silver to create a chillier atmosphere at a winter wonderland wedding.
And as much as we love metallics, you can also do this with bright colors. These gorgeous succulents are coated in rich shades of purple and aqua and planted in white clay containers that make the hues pop!
Use the same technique for large pumpkins at your fall wedding for your aisle decor or entryway. This event below used several shades of gray to create neutral holders for their wine and cream colored flowers (perfect if you want a seasonal effect, but don’t want to use orange).
One of our favorite details to paint is leafy greenery. Usually the backdrop to the flowers in any centerpiece, metallic paint turns this supporting role into a star! Below, this lovely vintage-inspired centerpiece glows against the candlelight with its shiny gold leaves.
They can also help match your centerpieces to your decor when your color palette is a little tricky for florals, such as black and gold (below).
For bouquets, use spray paint with whatever element makes the most sense. You want to spray a sturdier plant or flower, that is big enough to stand out. For example, someone may not notice a single sprig of lavender painted metallic, but they will notice a bunch of golden berries or artichoke leaves.
To make a statement, choose one large, central element to be spray painted and leave the rest natural (below).
Or spray paint one side of large leafed greenery. For example, many of these silver dollar eucalyptus leaves have been sprayed copper on one side, allowing a bit of hide and seek with the color as it moves.
If you can’t get enough of your chosen hue, spray paint the whole darn thing! This retro bride below opted for an all-gold rose bouquet.
Want to learn how to spray paint greenery? This handy tutorial below will give you some great beginner tips!
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