I thought I was original with my theme but apparently rustic chic is very much in (oops, looks like I’m a sheep), anyways the decor plan is burlap and pearls. This is my first try at fabric flowers, didn’t have any burlap or lace on hand but this is what I came up with.
I’m thinking the bridesmaids will be in a dark turquoise/teal (it’ll flatter them all) but not sure how I could put that in the flowers…maybe the wrap? Would some brighter white satiny kind of stuff brighten it up?
I used scrap heavy fabric from a discontinued sample book of natural fiber upholstery fabric. I didn’t use the doohicky they talked about, I took a 6 petal free template and made a cardboard stencil from a cereal box. Some I stiffened with mod podge, some not.
I used 2 cotton tea towels (part of a 4 pack I got on liquidation for $2)
The round ones (not shown well) are just something I made up with the sewn edge of the tea towels I trimmed off, I fed a pipe cleaner through the pocket, left the rough cut edge on top and curled it in a spiral stitching along the back to keep it from springing open.
Some are just circles and ovals for petals, sewn round and round in layers, tried to pinch them at the base while sewing them to curl them up a bit and make them less flat.
I had the materials just kicking around (bits of fabric, discarded sample book, mod podge, pipe cleaners, dollar store wire) bought the pearl beads. I think the cost would depend on how much free fabric you can score, sample books are great because you get a wide variety of textures but they’re usually all coordinating.
For the amount needed for each flower you can probably scrounge fabric from old clothes, think things that have been stained or ripped in one area the rest of it will be fine.
Sample books or loose samples from stores, scraps from craft/sewing projects from yourself, friends, maybe even your tailor has little bits they’d just throw out.(Have any bits from your DIY burlap runners? Podge ’em up and make roses!)
The remnants bin is a great place to get fabric cheap, stores masively mark down the last yard or two from a bolt of cloth. Think outside the box too, like my liquidation tea towels, or table cloths, things like that. As is section at Ikea too.
If/when you have your dress altered, ask to keep any scraps from hemming etc, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.