Post # 1
Before I go much farther with my flower making I wanted to get everyone’s opinions on my flowers. Are they good enough to use for my wedding? I have to admit that the more I make, the better they are looking, so the first ones do not look as good as the later ones. I was planning to attatch these to my chuppah. It will be dark and candle lit so I will include a candlelit picture and a picture with overhead lighting.
The white stems will be completely hidden and I will add greenery day of. It will take place late evening, outside in a completely rural area (so no street lights) on a moonless night. The only lighting will be white twinkle lights and candles if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
@secondchances: Honestly? You are SO talented! You have to look close to see that they’re paper. I think they look incredible! Since you’re getting married in a rural area, they have a great whimsical, rustic sort of feel to them. I don’t know what your theme is, but I’d actually play up the fact that they’re paper, and use some ribbon or lace to wrap the handle, and maybe include a brooch on the stems after you’ve wrapped them. Or, you could have some cascading ribbons if you want the whimsy feel to go even further.
Post # 4
I think they are fab but you are making me jealous. i struggle to colour within the lines…. i try but Im just so bad when it comes to being artistic!
They add a personal touch and I think you should definitely use them!
Post # 5
@BlondeBee: Aww thanks! I was really nervous about people’s opinions as I already made five kitchen garbage bags full. I will need to make a lot more to completely cover my chuppah but it is a relief to know they aren’t completely cheesy.
Post # 6
@secondchances: They’re BEAUTIFUL! Totally perfect for the wedding.
Post # 7
These are paper?! Omg, girl, you have no reason to worry. If I had half that talent! The greens will really pull them together. Lookin’ great!!
Post # 8
They are AMAZING. Seriously, aside from the white stems, there is no way I would have guessed they are paper. They are lovely!
Post # 9
@IreGal: Aww thanks! lol would never have considered myself artistic either but these were rather easy. I make them late at night now when I can’t sleep. The hardest part was getting the right colors to look more real. The secret was instead of water to dilute the paint, using tea. It muddied the colors just enough to look organic.
You should try them. They aren’t hard!
Post # 10
They are really lovely!!! And will make awesome centerpieces!!
Post # 11
Really, REALLY good. Are you following a tutorial? Could you post a link, or provide information along that line? :}
Post # 12
These are wonderful! Well done!
Post # 13
You could seriously sell those after your wedding!!
Post # 14
Yours look amazing! I made the same thing for my center pieces and I loved the look when they were all said and done. I ended up using over 4000 coffee filters to make mine haha.
Post # 15
These look amazing!!!! Good job!!
Post # 16
@makemake: I will try to create a tutorial in the next few days for you. I have been kind of winging it as I go which is why they are getting better as I am perfecting the process. If you want to make some right away hunt down your nearest ALDI’s as their coffee filters are working the best for me. The filters I use seems to make all the difference.