Do you love craspedia? Want to learn how to decorate with billy balls for your wedding? These bright yellow flowers can add a poppy punch of color to any space, making them perfect for wedding décor. Billy balls – also known as craspedia or billy buttons – are flowers with long brilliant green stems and sphere-shaped bright yellow head. Use these flowers to decorate your ceremony space, add to your bouquet as a filler, create boutonnieres, display as wedding centerpieces, and more! Today we’re showing you our favorite ways to decorate with billy balls to add an essential whimsical flair to your day. Enjoy!
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Place these flowers in decorative vases or mason jars and disperse throughout your ceremony and reception site.
Place vases of billy balls to decorate a reception table. This example shows a clean, simple, and modern tablescape using craspedia in white vases, white taper candles (consider long burning candles to last through the night!), orchids, and a burlap table runner for texture.
Tuck a billy ball stem into the place setting at each guest’s seat.
Decorate your wedding cake using either real dried craspedia or faux felt billy balls.
Decorate your cake with a banner topper (from Ready Go) and add a simple vase with billy balls as décor.
Or, consider a cake topper with faux billy balls like a monogram letter topper made from faux craspedia or billy ball cake garland.
Select billy ball boutonnieres for the groomsmen…
… and matching billy ball bouquets for the bridesmaids.
This beautiful bouquet of daisies incorporates billy balls as a cheerful filler, perfect as the bride’s bouquet!
To decorate with billy balls without a full-fledged bouquet, use just a few stems.
Wear craspedia as a bridal hair accessory, earrings, or around your neck as a necklace. Who knew this tiny flower could inspire so many accessories?
Decorate your billy balls tied to your escort cards. This first example features a DIY billy ball escort card box for your wedding.
Invitations + Place Cards
DIY Billy Balls
For more DIY billy ball ideas, check out these clever tutorials. Design Sponge shows you how to make your own felt DIY billy balls, like this:
Or, learn how to make pretty table decorations with dried craspedia at Hooray Blog.
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What do you think about billy balls? Like ’em or leave ’em?
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Lots of really great ideas here!
That second bouquet is adorable!
Great curated list! Really love the cakes!
– Bird, Dog n’ Bird
Love all the ideas you’ve found!!!! The dried Billy Balls look really cool. I will have to dry some out for my house now! Thanks for sharing :-)
I discover this flower a couple of months ago, and i like it! Your article is full of ideas : thanks!
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