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« on: May 20, 2010 09:44:09 AM »

ok, so, somehow, I developed the idea that I wanted to make my wedding bouquet and my bridesmaid's bouquets (much to my mother's concern). Maybe it's to do with the fact we don't have much money, and flowers are expensive and don't last, and maybe it's just my creative side coming out.

So I did lots of internet researching for making flowers. Originally I thought paper flowers would be cool, but then I remembered that it always rains in Manchester, so they might end up dying quicker than real ones!

Then I found a tutorial for kanzashi flowers. I liked them and they weren't hard to make. I originally thought that I'd just add green gardening wire for the stems. That is until I found this website http://thegloss.com/fashion/your-green-wedding-fabric-bridal-bouquets/?utm_source=splendicity&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=b5hubs_migration and I was inspired.

This is a prototype... The flowers aren't stuck on yet, just balancing! I've got 10 flowers in this bouquet, which might be enough for one. I've made 50 flowers, and I have 5 bridesmaids, so I should probably make a few more.

Please let me know your thoughts and opinions, comments and concerns, worries and criticisms...!


Some of you said to add different flowers. So I added some I'd made at the beginning when I was trying out flower designs. These ones, yes, are frayed, very frayed in fact, but I think it looks like stamen, like a lily or something. (If you want to know the tutorial let me know - my bookmarks are full of flower tutorials, might take me a while to find!). Do you think it looks better? Do you think it looks more "alive"?!

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010 09:55:00 AM »

I like them - I think they are very pretty and you could use them to make a wreath out of later.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010 09:59:19 AM »

oooooh, very pretty! i think they need some greenery though! I used silk flowers in mine, and we got them at a wholesale place for about a 10th of the cost of real ones, and then a friend of mine made them into bouquets, boutonnieres (sp?) and corsages


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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 11:04:03 AM »

i'd add a little something to the center to finish them off a button or some seed beads?

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 11:08:54 AM »

I think it is adorable and a great idea.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010 11:58:18 AM »

Super cute!  Love the flowers.  Consider using 2 or 3 different fabrics for the bouquet to add some depth.  Or change up the sizes of some of the flowers.  Great start! 
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010 12:57:11 PM »

They are very pretty.  And I like the idea of filling them in with greenery or the like.

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010 02:32:21 PM »

I also think they are great flowers.  The bouquet would look nice with some greenery
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010 09:43:16 PM »

hmm... thanks for your encouragement  Cheesy
Those of you suggested greenery, what would you suggest?
I was thinking of sewing on a button or bead, but then I thought maybe not. I can't decide! I'll perhaps experiment!
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010 05:18:35 AM »

wow yours turned out so well. and you made 50! wow
i am slow when i make them as i learn off a japanese lady and its all hand sewn no glue technique.i wish i could make them faster lol do u have the tutorial you used on line link handy?
well i think mixing up the fabrics, a crystal centremight be nice or the button say a pearly one, and i th ink some leaves would look nice on the stems you have, i like the woody look. very clever
hope your wedding goes well.
do post a finished pic with the bridesmaids one day

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