(Closed) Does anyone know how to make these alternative bouquets?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

no clue – but those are gorgeous!!!!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just checked out a book from the library called "Beaded Weddings" by Jean Campbell that showed some techniques you could use for the beaded accents … I thought a lot of the projects in the book were a little cheezy but the basic techniques were really helpful and I used them to make some beaded accents for the corsages and bouts.  You can see some of the results on my wedding blog.  

Is the center thingy painted coral with jewels in it? 

Here’s my best guess, looking at the photos (I am a theatrical props person so I do actually make things for a living):

Using the parchement paper I would cut out a series of increasingly larger circles, then cut the circles into the sort of flower shape.  Then I’d sort of stack them and spear them through the middle with a thin rod, using the coral jewel thingy as a cap for the rod.  You’d make the beaded accents so they had little wire "stems" and then wrap them in to the "handle" formed by the other bottom end of the rod. 

I don’t know if this description makes any sense but it’s what I would try.  Good luck!!   Keep us posted on the results!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The crystal stems are just wire and crystals- they are really easy to make.  A good site to buy swarvoski crystals and the wire/wire plyers you need is artbeads.com.  Just thread the bead and twist the wire to hold it. The center of the flower is handsewn beads. The petals appear to be fabric strips molded into a shape.  I’m assuming you might be able to do this by using some sort of spray adhesive.

 

  One of the pictures does look like it is parchment paper.  I think you would cut it into varying size strips.  I’m imagining you could punch a hole in one end of the strip and mold them to make the flower by placing the hole over some sort of nail or something else short and cylinder?  To get the look of the twisted petals the paper was possibly sprayed with an adhesive.  It would be a slow process but very pretty.

 

  Just taking a guess!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Instead of using glue I would consider getting floral bow ribbon instead. It comes with a small wire already inside that will help it keep the spiral shape once you bend it into your bouquet. Most craft/floral shops will have it.

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