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« on: August 10, 2010 01:25:40 AM »

I am in the midst of planning a craft-tastic wedding for myself and my partner to take place in a small town in upstate New York while we reside in Singapore.  Knowing that I still wanted it to have those hand-made touches I decided that I could get the most bang for my checked luggage buck by crafting the flowers and centerpieces.  After much trial and error with different floral motifs I decided to keep it uniform and stick to the mollie flower (http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/2009/04/mollie-flowers-the-tutorial.html).  I covered a foam ball with green duct tape and used straight pins to attach the flowers and the leaves (in case I want to dismantle it to use the flowers for something else).  Not having a clue where to find a bouquet holder here I used the next best thing: a plunger that I duct taped to the ball.  The handle was a bit long so I had that cut down at the plumbing supply store.  I then crocheted a cover for the plunger and tied a bow on it.  Not sure how I feel about the size and color of the bow so I may try crocheting something to tie around it to keep with the motif.  Sorry for being so wordy...on to the pictures. 

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010 01:54:58 AM »

It looks beautiful!  Kiss Good job!  Wink
One question though, is this the bouquet you're going to have on your wedding, or is it just a "design" of how you would like to have your bouquet with real flowers?

« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010 03:18:16 AM »

I love it, but I'm with you-- different bow! The size doesn't bother me as much as the color, but since it is obviously YOUR bouquet and YOUR wedding, it's your decision! It really looks awesome though and I love the colors you picked.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010 08:42:47 AM »

That is really pretty and creative!  I live in one of those teeny upstate NY villages myself, and there are so many beautiful places to get married up here!  Have fun!

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010 12:18:18 PM »

This is beautiful and so unique! I love the ingenuity that went into it...duct tape, plunger, etc. Brilliant Smiley. Something I'm sure you'll cherish for years.

Congratulations and best wishes for your wedding!

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010 12:37:17 PM »

wow, you should sell them
That is great, that would make great flower girl bouquets.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010 02:29:18 PM »

How lovely! I really like the colors you picked.

« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010 02:46:39 PM »

I love the color combination.  I'm so tempted to make a hat like that!

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010 01:43:46 PM »

What an awesome idea, but even better - an awesome outcome!
Well done & congratulations on your wedding!!!

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2010 11:46:24 PM »

I love it!  What a beautiful and creative bouquet.  The colours are lovely, the shape and size is great too.  And one of the great things about crafting your bouquet is that you can keep it forever.

So much to make, so little time!
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