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Lucky Bridal Bouquet

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2005

Introduction

The leaves of a four-leaf clover are said to stand for hope, faith, love, and luck -- a fitting sentiment for a wedding.

Carry a bit of good fortune down the aisle: crepe-paper four-leaf clovers. Ours are interspersed among white sweet peas tied with a silk shantung bow. We glued on an artificial ladybug.

materials

  • Green crepe paper

  • Scissors

  • Green floral tape

  • Green floral wire

steps

  1. Cut a 2-by-6-inch rectangle from green crepe paper (we used 2 shades), grain running the long way. Fold into quarters.

  2. Cut a clover-leaf shape out of the folded paper; snip cutouts apart for 4 separate leaves.

  3. Twist leaf bases.

  4. Attach stacked leaves to a 9-inch length of green floral wire by wrapping with green floral tape.

  5. Bend leaves to shape.

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