How to Create One-of-a-Kind Rustic Wedding Arch
By Marty Ross
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In a beautiful garden, the bride looks and feels as gorgeous as the morning dew. Bright and lively flowerbeds radiate the festive spirit of the occasion.
Many photographs will be taken in the garden on this special day. With your sharp Fiskars tools, you can make this graceful rustic arch for your wedding photography. With the help of a few friends, it won’t take long to make.
To make a wedding arch
1. Cut a couple of long poles from a multi-stemmed shrub in your own garden. Two long poles are all you need to make the arch. Privet is an especially good choice, because the stems are long and straight, but you might also find suitable saplings in the fence line. Friends in the neighborhood may have overgrown shrubs you could offer to help prune.
2. With the Fiskars Power Tooth® Folding Saw, you can comfortably cut down small trees quickly, or take out the straightest stems of multi-stemmed shrubs without damaging the remaining stems. The folding saw’s 10-inch, razor-sharp teeth cut through woody stems easily, and the handle can be set to make overhand cuts or undercuts. The saw folds up with the touch of a button and fits easily, and safely, into your back pocket.
3. Chose your evergreens for the swags. You will find that small pine and cedar boughs are pretty and fragrant. Another option could be the tips of magnolia branches or small oak branches. Vines, such as wisteria, will work only if you are making the arch the day of the wedding; they will wilt quickly once they are cut.
4. Use Fiskars PowerGear™2 pruners to cut these boughs. The pruner’s rotating handle fits your hand as comfortably as a garden glove and cuts through stems up to 3/4-inch in diameter. The sharp, coated blades cut pine boughs without getting sticky.
5. Once your materials are assembled, wire the arch together at the top, and then attach clusters of boughs with smaller-gauge wire. It’s easiest to assemble it flat on the ground, and then raise it into position.
6. Use the versatile Fiskars Cuts+More™ scissors — not your pruners — to snip the wire. The scissors have a special wire-cutter notch, so you will not damage the blade.
7. Bind the swags together with the wire. They should all drape downward along the sides of the arch, starting at the top.
8. Combine different types of greenery to give your arch interesting texture.
9. Tie ribbons to the greenery, starting with a big bow at the top. Wide, satin ribbon suits the occasion, but contrasting colors will look wonderful, too.
10. You are ready to place your arch in its garden setting. The arch serves as a frame, and should be situated against an attractive background — a garden shed, a big gray tree trunk, or a natural vista toward the horizon.
11. Dig holes about six feet apart with a Fiskars Posthole digger, which makes light work of holes deep enough to support your arch. Insert the posts in the holes and firm the soil back in around them.
You may need to snip a little here and there with your pruners, to tidy up the swags. Then stand back to admire your work. It’s not just an arch, it’s a beautiful doorway into the future.