Post # 1
I am doing a rustic/vintage peacock theme for our wedding and I’ve pulled from several different ideas to create our centerpieces. Although this isn’t the completed project (see my inspiration below), it’s a start. I will also have another vase with a beautiful floating candle that I found at Hobby Lobby and it will all be sitting on a wooden platform like the picture beow…possibly with moss spread out around the bottom outside of the vases. What do you girls think? Any suggestions on how to make it better? I have been running into an issue with getting the flowers to arrange in a uniform curve, which seems to be the ongoing struggle with paper flowers. Has anyone else run into this problem? What did you do to get them to cooperate? 🙂
Post # 3
@SweetMelissa429: If you’re having trouble arranging the flowers you could always get a half dome floral styrofoam piece and arrange them on that. The flowers will follow the natural curve of the dome. Very cute idea, I really like the moss in the clear vase.
Post # 4
I used paper flowers. The same ones you did, actually. I really like the idea that you have here. What I did to get my flowers into a ball was to stick them in a small styrafoam ball. And I used wire stems so I could shape them to be a sphere. Here’s what I ended up doing with them.
Instead of having three peacock feathers sticking up I would glue just one with the ribbon on the jar. I’d also add paper leaves to the flowers so that they look more like flowers.
Post # 5
I would suggest not having the feathers sticking so far up, but have them closer to the flowers– either gluing them as a PP suggested, or by just reducing the height. Also, maybe reduce the number of larger paper flowers and increase the smaller size ones, the larger ones look a little overwhelming.
Post # 6
I think it looks great! I love the flowers. I agree that I would like to see more of the smaller ones. And maybe some more color variation. But I think they’re going to turn out great!!!
Post # 7
@michiru4ever: Aww I love yours! That’s funny you should mention gluing the feather to the ribbon bc we actually toyed with that idea – and I definitely haven’t ruled it out. And I actually forgot to mention that I am making leaves to fill in some of the gaps, which I think will help a lot also.
Thanks ladies! It’s still a work in progress and I’m trying to tweak it here and there so I will definitely take these suggestions as I head back to the drawing board 🙂
Post # 8
@SweetMelissa429: Looks great! I might add a rinestone to the knot in the ribbon, but that’s just me.
Post # 9
@BeachBride2014: Oohh good suggestion…I may play around with that! 🙂