Post # 1
Did anyone else make paper roses from the martha stewart website? how did you arrange your centerpieces? Ive been picking out colors for my fall themed wedding and i think i want to go wih yellow/oranges and reds im attaching pics below… I have my bouquets figured out so now just the centerpieces… Any ideas would be great thanks guys
Post # 3
I won’t be making any and I know I COULDN’T make any. :/ These are gorgeous! You did a great job
Post # 4
These are gourgeous, you could arrange them like this, maybe use sand instead of jelly beans.
Post # 5
@Emtmommy925: those are so rediculously pretty! what tutorial did you use?
i plan on making paper flowers for all of my wedding flowers
Post # 6
I’m making paper flowers for my bouquets for sure, and probably something for centerpieces, but i have NO clue what im going to do yet. I was just looking online for pretty origami paper, but I can’t find anything I like 🙁
Those flowers are gorgeous! I’m definitely going to check out that tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration.
Post # 7
I am planning on making paper flowers for my centerpieces as well. I’m not at all crafty, so I am a little scared. I am actually going to try these one: http://greedyforcolour.blogspot.com/2010/12/tissue-paper-and-tulle-flower-tutorial.html
Hopefully I’m not in over my head!
Post # 8
I experimented with a different type of tissue paper flower that I found online, but I do like what you have done! Could you post a link to the tutorial?
Also, where is everyone getting their tissue paper? I can’t seem to find my colors anywhere….ivory and pale green. Maybe there’s a good website that sells a variety of colors? Thanks!
Post # 9
I’m going to make tiny ones like these to make a “curtain” of them for the dancefloor and to stick on my branches that are my centrepieces.
Post # 10
We made paper flowers for our reception tables. I ordered a bulk box of tissue paper from Papermart.com and it was pretty reasonable….plus we had WAY more than what we needed. They aren’t the rose ones (which you did a FANTASTIC job on btw) but it might be an idea?
Post # 11
I am making those! Yours look awesome!! Here are my centerpiece mockups:
The other greens are just silk flowers from the craft store.
Post # 12
Note this has been a learning process over the last 4 months for me I have been expiramenting with what i liked and didnt and i have pulled from numerous sources, i didnt follow either tutorial exactly i just played around with how full i wanted my flowers and how i wanted them centered. I think i am going to put together a formal tutorial sometime after this weekend because i found a lot of short cuts and tips that make it waaaayyyy easier. I can crank out about 25 flowers a night not including painting them or cutting just while relaxing with my Fiance on the couch watching svu about hour. I can do a flower in about 2 minutes, but thats after i sit down and cut out a ton of petals and just sit and tape them together. If you get a good rythem going its much easier. I have about 150 plain ones waiting to be painted and curled in a rubbermaid box.
Those are the two tutorials I used, I didnt use tissue paper they are coffee filters, not the basket ones, the cone ones. They are pretty cheap i get 500 for about 5$ at walmart I buy the size 4 cause they are the biggest and I can actually fit more on them so i kinda modified both tutorials to fit my needs. Below is my link when i was playing around with colors I have been loading them onto photo bucket. I used acrylic paint and food coloring and a combination of both to get different colors. I also bought water colors this week but due to my calculus class I have not had as much time as i wanted to work on them. The first batch I did was the red and pink ones. THe pink ones were colored before i put them together and i thought it just took up to much space to have petals drying all over the place (i have a 3 yr old and a great dane and a dalmation… so everytime they would run past everything would get knocked down) I waited to color them after i learned the hard way with the pnk ones until they were put together and i thought it was waaay easier. i would paint them, then loop the stem thru a wire hanger i could hang about 10 from each hanger and i hung them by a heater vent so they dried super fast, i was kinda worried the petals would stick together but as long as the paint was not super thick i had no issues with this. after that i just used tweezers that came with a flower making kit i bought at hobby lobby for i think 10$ with a coupon, they are like pinch tweezers so if you squeeze the tweezers open and let go it will hold the petal while you curl it onto the tweezers. I was working on them between classes one day and had a girl ask me if i would make her bridal party bouquets for her spring wedding. Since my wedding is like 3 yrs away lol i said sure, and her flowers turned out amazing, i finished her bridesmaids bouquets last weekend, they are the purple ones i have on my photo bucket. I am working on her bouquet now. The blue ones I did were the first ones i put into a bouquet when i was trying to learn how to make a handle… that was a project haha.
Post # 13
@mrsaponte: They are soooooo worth it plus you can make them way ahead of time, and be done completely out of your head, stressless lol as long as you dont procrastinate that is lol. I have been like obsessed! I LOVE these lol and i saw what some people were charging online for paper roses i had to laugh at them lol for a dozen roses not arranged or anything it was like 200$.
i would need about 25 for bridal bouquet, 15 for each bridesmaid times 4, about 15 tables lets say 15 a table, 4 groomsmen i am doing 1 flower per guy plus the groom, the moms and dads, i am well over 330 roses, not to mention i want to decorate aisles with them at the ceremony which will be about another 150 flowers and the head table, guest book table and i am sure i will find some other place that will need decorating like a gift table, card box ect i will prolly need over well over 500 flowers, if a florist did them i could only imagine the cost.
I was a moh 2 months ago and the bride spent well over 1500$ and had barely any flowers, i think her bouquet had maybe 10 lilies and the girls had 5 each? and they were wilting before the reception was over, falling apart before we even got to take pictures. her centerpieces had maybe 2-3 carnations and some filler. I want flowers that look real but last, ones that i can show my kids, maybe even have my future daughter carry down the aisle one day. The color does not rub off, i expiramented with this cause that would be my luck lol to end up with color all over my dress from them lol. plus i would rather spend the time and save myself money so we can afford the place we want and spend more money on good food and music vs decorating.
Post # 14
@Kant: ooo pretty! i like the lenght the green filler gives it so its not just in a ball.
Post # 15
I adjusted the Martha Stewart tissue paper poms into centerpieces like this:
It’s hard to see here but I used 8 inch vases from the dollar tree filled with ribon/garland/tinsel (not the filling pictured here, it’s very pretty) from after Christmas sales. My blooms are meant to be abstract so I didn’t have to worry about arranging them in a “lifelike” way, I did three blooms tied together and plunked in the vase. Pipe cleaners are holding them together.