Post # 1
So I have been working on my fabric bouquet for about two months now, and originally planned to use a styrofoam ball for the base. Now I am wondering if it will be too bulky/unstable once I attach the dowel for the handle. I am also looking for feedback because, honestly, no one around here has even heard of doing this and they all look at me like I’m nuts.
Should I keep the foam base or elongate the stems and try to make it a hand-tied bouquet? And are they awful?? I know I need to arrange them better, but I’m not wanting to spend too much time getting them perfect until I decide whether or not I need to tear it all apart again.
Post # 3
Im doing someting similiar, I love it, it looks good. 🙂 Mine will be cream/ivory with some turquoise thrown in. Im the color turquoise junkie. Im eloping to Vegas so I want something that travels.
Some Etsy sellers inspired me and well.. Im a total DIY geek!
Post # 4
Good job, it looks great!
Post # 5
@triclairatops: wow i think its beautiful i love it!
Post # 6
This is beautiful! I love it! I prefer the look of hand-tied bouquets, so I vote enlongate stems and try to go for hand-tied. Your flowers look amazing!
Post # 7
omg it looks amazing!!
On a practical note, I don’t know what you mean about the foam base. If we’re supposed to see it in the picture… maybe I’m missing something.
Post # 8
I kept mine in styrofoam with a dowel be ause I wanted a ball shape. It worked really well.
Post # 9
It depends on what shape you like. Do you want it more round? Then insert a dowel. If less round, then hand tie it. Either way it’s looking beautiful.
Post # 10
First off, they look GREAT!!
Second off, I have made several bouquets by attaching a dowel into a styrofoam ball and I honestly think they are much more stable than all other methods I’ve tried (including arranging stems)
Post # 11
this is gorgeous. you’ve inspired me for my wedding. I’ve never done anything like fabric flowers before. Can you suggest how to get started? Our flower choice is daisies, primarily purple but also white and yellow.
Post # 13
@triclairatops: I also think styrofoam is very unstable from other projects. That last thing you want is your bouquet falling apart by the end of the night.
Post # 14
It’s gorgeous.How did you do that?