Post # 1
So I’ve decided to make paper flower bouquets for my upcoming nuptuals (see pics below of my progress so far) and I have a question for those of you who have completed similar projects! How do you get a nicely shaped, good sized base for the bouquets? I’m putting each flower on individual stems, and originally thought I would use a few wooden dowels to build up a base, but I’m not really liking the look of them…
Any thoughts would be greatly appeciated!!
Post # 3
I haven’t done this but I have to say how beautiful your flowers are!
Post # 4
@julies1949: Thank you! I’m really happy with how they’re turning out, if I could only figure out this base situation….
Post # 5
@selollar: Hey!! I have done this.. I actually used paper towels, folded and then made them into a ‘tube’ that I stuck all of the wire stems into. I just made it as thick and as long as I needed. It makes the handle pretty comfortable to hold and best of all it was super cheap to do! Hope that helps. You can check out my paper flower thread to see how my handles turned out.
Post # 6
Im not sure I totally understand what you need… but i was thinking maybe straws that you coudl then cover with ribbon on finishing so you dont see the plastic?
Post # 7
@selollar: Oh and then I covered the paper towel handle with ribbon…. haha, thats a key step otherwise it might look really weird, haha