Post # 1
I made my own bouquets using the coffee paper filter technique that "Mommy Makes Roses" demonstrated on Martha Stewart, that I first read about in this post: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/03/13/mommy-makes-roses/.
Check out the pictures below. Can anyone suggest how I can make the handle thicker? I’m afraid it looks too fake with such a thin handle.
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Post # 3
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
I would suggest just wrapping the stems over and over with floral tape… after a while, it will add bulk to it, but keep the solid feeling you want the handle to have.
hope it helps!
Post # 4
Thanks so much for your suggestion!
I actually ended up putting straws around it and using white duct tape to secure the straws, following up with the ribbon. It worked beautifully!
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Post # 5
Good idea about the straws. I was going to suggest something similar, Miss Lab had a post about her DIY bouquet and asked about making the handle thicker and one poster said to use the left over stems (real or fake) and that is excatly what the florists use, I thought that was a great idea! But in reality your straws serve the same purpose too! 🙂
Post # 6
I was also going to suggest using extra stems. It will look visually "thicker" as well if it is shorter, as length also make it appear thin. With the extra stems you could also leave a bit of the ends sticking out (melted down so they appear more real) to make it look extra realistic.
Post # 7
Those roses are so neat! And so glad I ran into this; was having the same problem making my ‘stems’ thicker and more substantial. Great idea with the straws.
Post # 8
I love it! the straws are a wonderful idea, wow it looks so beautiful!
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I was going to suggest the same thing, but I see you already made it work 🙂 Looks awesome!! 🙂