I'm planning a wedding this June, and I really would like to make my own bouquet, mixed media type. I was stumbling around craftster this morning looking for different ways to make flowers. Someone mentioned coffee filter roses, but I couldn't find any pictures. So, after some google research, Martha Stewart, and trip to www.mommymakesroses .com
, I found a great tutorial and video on how to do this.
I'm pretty happy with the results, but could use some more practice. I'm not entirely excited about the way the colors came out, but I used the water colors I had on hand. It doesn't look as real as I would like. Next time, I'll go shopping for just the right colors. Start to finish this rose took me about 2 hours. I didn't wait for dry time because I was too impatient. I used my hair dryer on low which worked well.
It was a bit tricky because I've neevr used florists tape before, and I thought it would be sticky...its not. Its got a waxy finish that sticks to itself for anyone who doesn't know (I didn't!).
Now...to start thinking about the colors I want for my wedding bouquet!!!
If anyone else makes these please feel free to post them here, I'd love to see your color creations.
Heres the finished product!
Attempt number 2! This one took me about a half hour less. I'm a bit happier with the gradiation of color. I was able to wrap it a bit better, but I think I wrapped it a bit too tight to get all the petals apart...oh well! I guess I'll hearn with each one!
Theres also a kit to make paper orchids...I might give it a try since I can't seem to keep the real ones alive...
Update: Number 3...I'm addicted!!! This one came together in about an hour. The forming, painting, and shaping gets easier every time. I think I'm going to use this particular one in my bouquet. We'll see what my mom thinks about the color.
With first coat of paint:
UPDATE 3/5/09, I finshed these up this morning. I've been working on them on and off for about a week. These are the total of 7 coral ones for my actual bouquet. I have to decide which color to make next to mix in with them!
UPDATE 4/8/09, I've been working on these ochre colored ones for the past few days. They're much better than the coral ones as far as shaping and professionalism I think. But, now that they're all together in the bouquet they look fine. I think I'm done with it...maybe some greenery or ribbon or something...any suggestions???