(Closed) Inspiration to Reality: FAIL: Tell me yours

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would try a vase that’s a little shorter and that has a wider opening.  You’ll definitely need more branches, but I think it would have a fuller look.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

I’ll be posting about my DIY fail pretty soon. Don’t feel bad!

I agree with kiddosc about the vase, but also, maybe you could put those things closer to the top. I noticed in your inspiration picture that you can’t even see the stems at all… I bet they’re in one of those floral ball cage things. Can you pick one up at Michaels and see if it works?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

ok by no means am I a crafy DIY kind of person so feel free to tell me that my idea is crazy but here is what i suggest.

From the inspiration picture it looks like the stems are not all sticking straight up but are placed in the vase at different angles to achieve a fuller look.  I would get a vase with a slightly wider opening and place some sort of styrophom thingly at the top.  Get a lot more branches and cut the bottoms down and stick them in the styrophone at different angles.  you can then wrap the very top of the vase in a wide (white) ribbon or lace to cover the foam but it also shouldn’t be very visible because of all the fluff.  I think the fact that all of yours stick up instead of out is the main problem.  Also other stores (especially wholesale places) are likely to sell fluffier branches.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ oyster:  hahaha  you and I are on the same page. sorry i posted pretty much you idea before your post showed up.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Maybe curl the branches?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if you had a few more, and had the stems rest more at the mouth of the vase they would be more blooming. Oyster had a great idea with the floral ball cage thing.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think @Arachna is right on those branches in the original inpiration photo are curled for sure, look at the shape. Do your branches have a bend to them? can you soak them and reshape them like with curly willow? I don’t know if that would mess up the leaves though.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The stems aren’t wrapped wire? I would have thought you could have bent them somehow. The stems in the inspiration photo also look like they’re from two different sources, some look white and some look brown, but that could also just be a trick of lighting. You definitely need a wider vase and a heck of a lot more stems too!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe you could find brown floral wire (does that exist?) and wrap them like you suggested. That would be the easiest fix. Have you looked online to see if you can find ones with wire stems? Then you could just return those ones to Michaels.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I agree with those who say the ones you bought cannot be made to look like the ones in the picture. The stems are too short and too stiff. Good luck finding the right ones! It is a pretty look.

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