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Clare1805
« on: May 26, 2010 08:37:28 AM »

I'm getting married on a tight budget in July and after seeing the coffee filter roses on Mommymakesroses.com decided to give it a go myself. I got a little bit obsessed with making these roses and have LOADS of them in the house now!

I've made 6 pomanders for the church...

But what I'm really stuck with is the bouquets as I wanted to keep it relatively plain so as not to distract from my fabulous dress (that my mum is making for me!) but thought I needed to break up the colour rather than having just roses. I bought some artificial hydrangeas and some leaves (all fake leaves seem to be quite plastic-y so haven't used too many I hope). So, I need your honest comments/feedback please! Does it need anything more? (I'm planning to wrap the stem with ribbon but otherwise not sure what else to add!)


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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010 08:43:19 AM »

I totally want to divorce my husband and then remarry him so I can have a real wedding and THOSE flowers!  I think your bouquet is perfect, simple and elegant.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010 09:04:12 AM »

I think its perfect! Love the pomanders too!
I don't think it needs anything more, you have done a fantastic job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 09:20:43 AM »

Don't mess with it! It's beautiful as is and anything else may be overkill, since simple is what you're going for.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010 09:59:56 AM »

they look awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010 11:24:22 AM »

They are beautiful! I need to learn how to make them, they would look awesome in a nice vase on any table without a special occasion!
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010 01:39:42 PM »

I used to make wedding flowers all the time and these take my breath away!! I don't think you need to add anything at all! If you wanted to you could add a bit of pear bead loops or ribbon loops but you know when sometimes more is just more? I think this is one of those times.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010 04:34:16 PM »

I dont normally like fake flowers, but those are awesome!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010 06:07:41 PM »

I agree that it is beautiful as is. My vote is to leave it the way it is

However, if you think you need something, you could do some crystal beads, like sweets4ever's bouquet, but not as many. You could also make beaded baby's breath to tuck in here and there. Just some floral wire and white seed beads. This link has directions.

http://beadedflowers.tripod.com/international/patterns/index.htm
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010 08:15:13 PM »

I like it as is. Maybe incorporate the light green into the ribbon wrap? I have seen some fancy ribbon wraps on many bouquets here on craftster...
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010 04:34:57 AM »

Wow thanks for all the lovely comments - I'm so relieved you like them! I like the idea of the beaded baby's breath, might have to experiment this weekend (although I think my boyfriend is getting a bit sick of the house looking like a florists!)
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010 04:46:23 AM »

I vote to leave it as is!  It is gorgeous!
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010 05:22:13 AM »

I think they all came out awesome and wouldn't touch them.  Wow you did a great job. They are incredible.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010 05:35:39 AM »

I think they look beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2010 06:24:45 AM »

Maybe you could add a few pearls here an there, like in the center of the hydrangea flowers.  It might give it a little sparkle, or make it look like dew!  Otherwise, they are very beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2010 11:58:03 AM »

I love them exactly as they are, but if you do want a touch of sparkle you can use crystals (beads or flat backs) in the centres of the flowers.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010 03:04:20 PM »

These are absolutely beautiful! You've done an amazing job. They look so realistic. If you wanted to add something else to the bouquet, have you thought about long-ish stemmed feathers (in cream or white)? They could add something extra, if you wanted.
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2010 08:02:44 PM »

OH MY GOODNESS!!!  You *just* posted my bouquet!  I plan too in using coffee filter roses.  And you posted yours in *exactly* the colors I want!!!!  I haven't made mine yet, (just in my mind) but now I KNOW it will look gorgeous!!!  As long as mine turns out like yours!  LOL!
(I'm sure there will be variation, as it is with lovely handmade goodness, but this is exactly what I have in my head, and I agree with everyone else... GORGEOUS!)
I will post mine when it's done!  I can't wait till the wedding!  I'm trying to decide on bridesmaid dress colors.  I know for my color scheme I was originally thinking champagne, but when I saw a similar "live" bouquet in these colors, I've been wondering if dusty rose, or pale green, could work.  What are your bridesmaid dresses going to be in?
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2010 11:44:57 PM »

These look amazing.

I've had coffee filters for over a year with the intention of trying to make these roses but I think it'll be too hard for me but you've done a fantastic job.
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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2010 06:33:22 PM »

Beautiful!!  Your roses turned out so lovely.  I recently finished making 100+ for my wedding, so I know how much work they are!  You did a great job. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2010 02:54:03 PM »

I LOVE these so much...they're so beautiful.   Cheesy

I bought things to try the coffee filter roses a while ago but I chickened out 'cos I thought they'd be really hard.
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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2010 08:18:59 PM »

They're not as hard as they seem Smiley  Just time consuming if you make a lot of them!
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2010 02:50:15 AM »

Hi..
Beautiful Bouquet!!!!!!

Maybe i missed it..
Where Can i get a pattern of the petals?
Thanks I would Love to do this for my vow renewal! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010 02:35:51 PM »

how, how, how did you make them? i have watched the video on martha countless times and i tape the first petals on too tight and cant get it to "bloom" and then the final petals i cant get to stick at all!..any help would be very very appreciated..im getting married in april and was hoping to make my bouquet out of these..thanks!
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010 06:44:00 PM »

FridayAngel - check out mommymakesroses.com and the link to the martha stewart video

Shelby - are you using floral tape?  Be sure to pull and stretch the tape as you go.  I made my first one with regular paper and scotch tape... that might help you get the hang of it.

Clare1805 - Sorry to hijack your thread a bit!  Your bouquet is stunningly beautiful!
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2010 07:11:17 PM »

yes, i am using floral tape, but i cannot get it to stick to the final single petals at the end..
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2010 06:41:22 PM »

Hm, I've never had that problem.  Maybe try starting the wrap higher up the single petals, and wrapping them down securely (did that make sense?) I do three single petals at a time.
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