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Topic: Avoiding folding origami flowers for the wedding, my current finished projects  (Read 1402 times)
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« on: April 21, 2012 06:48:04 PM »

I am currently in the end stage of crafting for my wedding which is in June. I needed a break from folding hundreds of origami flowers and thought Id share some photos of my current projects.

Flower Girl Baskets
For the wedding we have 5 flower girls due to the huge size of my family. So I needed a cheap way to make five baskets that would be beautiful but affordable. I found these baskets at Joanns on sale and with a coupon they cost less than $10 for all 5 baskets. I spray painted them all brown, wove teal ribbon into them and then sewed a fabric basket lining that was glued in.

I love to sculpt so I decided to make the boutonnieres out of clay instead of purchasing flowers. I love how they came out and they are a lot simpler to make than youd think. Simply roll out multiple stands of clay in the colors of your wedding that are about the same length. Then twist the bottoms together about half way up to create the trunk of the tree. The just artfully arrange the top strands to look like tree branches. They can be left as is or in my case I just twisted little circular flowers to give them some more color and plop them on the branches. To attach them you can just glue a pin back to them and youre all set to go with a lasting and beautiful boutonniere.

Felt Tissue Holders
These were super time consuming but also not difficult and I cant wait to see how they look arranged on all the wedding chairs at the ceremony. I purchased sheets of felt from Joanns and Folded the sides over and then sewed down the ends to create a large pocket. Then I trimmed the edges with shears to give it the zigzag effect. Then using additional felt, or any material of your choosing such as ribbon, I glued a decorative strip over the sewed seem and added little felt hearts for additional decoration. After about 130 of them you never want to see them again but they were definitely worth all the effort.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012 02:51:12 AM »

I love your boutonnieres and the basket and tissue holders are very cute.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012 07:33:54 AM »

Seems like you spent HOURS of crafting!! Those tissue holders are splendid and i love that basket lining and the overall look!
How original to use poly clay to make boutonnieres!

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