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Pews in Bloom

Martha Stewart Weddings, 1999

Shiny pails of flowers, as sweet and dainty as flower girls' bouquets, are all the decoration church pews need. The galvanized buckets, which can be found at hardware stores, are filled with moistened floral foam, which keeps the hydrangeas fresh. Loop a thin but sturdy ribbon, such as grosgrain or seam binding, around the top of the pew, then string it through the bucket handles, and tie. Cut ribbon ends diagonally.

 

Comments (9)

  • 10 Feb, 2011

    How simple and easy to do...
    www.craftymoods.com

  • 11 May, 2010

    I love this idea! You can use them as centerpieces to. Help the budget.

  • 5 May, 2010

    Just do not like this

  • 8 Mar, 2010

    Martha,
    I just love this idea and wish I had thought of it for my own wedding.
    Juanita
    www.create-a-christian-wedding.com

  • 26 Jul, 2009

    I love this idea!! I'm going to use it for my own wedding - 6 gerbera daisies in each bucket though. My question is, what size of bucket should I buy for this? I appreciate any help.

  • 9 Jan, 2009

    Mary: why not just set the buckets alongside the pews on the ground? If they're out of the way of traffic and weighted on the bottom (stones?) they shouldn't tip. Or maybe is there a way to secure them on the inside of the pew where they're still visible? I'm in a similar boat - my church pews are rather flat on top so I may have to be inventive too!

  • 23 Sep, 2008

    I did excatly this for my wedding 2 years ago! We got a family friend to take the arrangements after the ceremony and run them to the reception hall which cut down on the cost of flowers. We used galvanized pots that we got from IKEA which worked great. We just used roses and daisies intead of hydrangeas. I just wanted to thank you again for such a fantastic idea that I might have not thought about myself. THANKS!

  • 3 Sep, 2008

    I love this idea for my daughter's wedding - but the problem is that the church pews are square with a flat "top". Is there a variation of this idea that you can suggest?. Galvanized buckets are being used as table centrepieces. Thank You, Mary Goouch

  • 3 Sep, 2008

    I love this idea for my daughter's wedding - but the problem is that the church pews are square with a flat "top". Is there a variation of this idea that you can suggest?. Galvanized buckets are being used as table centrepieces. Thank You, Mary Goouch