Post # 1
I LOVE white anemones with black centers…however, I’m scared of all the horror stories I’ve heard about using real ones. For example, our reception will be at night, so they might close up; they don’t travel well, and no site I can find can guarantee that I’ll get black centers and not yellow. 🙁
I’m pretty crafty at DIY, so my idea is to make something like this:
(Picture from St. Jude Creations BlogSpot)
The centers of these are made with black crepe paper “fringed” around a black crepe paper covered piece of cotton.
When my grandmother (a seamstress) passed a few years ago, I inherited tons of her craft/sewing supplies, along with many containers full of random buttons. My idea is to use her black buttons as the center and purchase black stamens like the ones they use for sugar flowers to attach around the perimeter of the button center.
What do you think?
Please feel free to share your opinions of using fake/paper flowers vs real!
Did you use anemones for your wedding? Are they really a pain to use like I’ve read?
Post # 3
@MissCountryGirl727: That is such a great idea to use your grandmother’s buttons. Your centerpieces wil be sentimental as well as beautiful.
Post # 5
I love it, looks nice. I plan on making fabric flowers (the paper might not travel well)- we are eloping so it’s just for 1 bouquet, 1 boutineer and 2 wreaths for the chapel doors. My only concern would be the time it would take if you needed to make 6 of these for each Bridesmaid or Best Man. As crafty as I am, I also enjoy sleeping.
Post # 6
we are eloping so and I really love black and white anemones and dark purple flowers to match my dress, so I too have been looking into making them. Im using fabric plus a tiny bit of featheror black cotton pompoms, in the middle on some. oddly I am too planning on using buttons in my bouquet to but im planning on sewing them to the ribbon I will us to wrap the bouquet. here are some of flowers I have made just playing around with ideas and fabrics.
Post # 7
@aliciapdx: I thought about fabric, maybe I’ll have to do a few test runs with different materials! As far as how many need to be made (and sleeping) my Maid/Matron of Honor lives next door to me and she says she’s down for craft nights if I provide the bottle of wine! LOL
@rainbowbee: Those look amazing! What type of fabric is the white one in the lower left made out of? If you have a template/tutorial would you please PM it to me? Thanks!