Thanks! I’m glad someone likes them!
I got the sola (wood) flowers and preserved elements from save-on-crafts.com
and then when I had all of that I knew I wanted more variation so I went to hobby lobby and bought some silk flowers (I ended up loving the peonies and rananculus)
and I ordered a few from afloral
My favorite flower of all the fake ones is the paper peony from afloral
http://www.afloral.com/Search?keywords=paper+peony I got it in antique blue, but they have other colors.
The “jewelry” in there are vintage brooches, all picked up at antique stores. Oh and I got a couple at hobby lobby I think that fit the look but obviously aren’t vintage. I set a strict price of <$3 per brooch and I’ve only spent $3 on one that was rather large.
For the sola flowers and the brooches you’ll need wire “stems” for the sola flowers the pre cut “sticks” were perfect and I just poked a hold in the bottom of the sola flower and then twisted around the bottom, then finished with some hot glue for extra security.
for the brooches you’ll need a lottt of wire, then you just loop it through a place on the brooch and twist, each brooch had at least 2, sometimes 3 or 4 separate wires and then you twist them all together for stability. there are lots of tutorials on this on youtube and blogs if you google it.
I just arranged them how I thought looked good, wrapped with floral tape a few times throughout the process and then at the end.
I need to finish collecting and making the brooch “flowers” and cut my “stems” still. 🙂