Post # 1
I’ve never really been crafty, but a friend of mine emailed me a link for some pretty simple paper flowers. I got bored while FH was at work and gathered up what supplies I had and tried it out.
I know I’m going to need to get a round styrofoam ball (the one I had was flat so the flowers look flat). Other than that I just took an old coffee can, wrapped in some yarn, cut up some pages from old, ruined books I picked up from Goodwill and used some pearl tipped pins. I’m also going to try to work on the flowers some more so they look more like flowers. Maybe use some paper in our wedding colors instead of just using all pages so they have some more oomph to them.
I was thinking about putting these on a short stack of old books. I was also going to try to wrap some tiny mason jars in lace and placing some LED votives in the jars and adding those to the table too. The wedding will be very small (no more than 40 people) and in a bed and breakfast.
Let me know what you think of these. I haven’t gotten started on the jars yet, so I have no idea of how it will all look, but I’m including the picture I’m using for inspiration too.
Inspiration for my centerpieces:
Inspiration paper flowers:
My paper flowers:
Post # 3
@SouthernGirl: Umm I think that you might want to try cutting your pages into a spiral shape with those fancy cutting scissors and roll and glue the flowers much tighter. That will make them look much more like the inspiration flowers. You may even need to use two pages together. If you want I can look for a tutorial that is easy peasy. These flowers are not to flowery (not at all trying to hurt your feelings, some tutorials are just flops.) I do love your plan though! 😀
I would try finding different sized jars (recycle bins!) and wrapping them in twine around the middle and hot glueing some of your flowers to it, putting the led candle inside. I think alternating that with the lace will be dreamy.
Please keep me updated on your progress. I think you have a great plan!
Post # 4
@secondchances: That’s what I was thinking too. I don’t have any crinkly scissors on hand and some of the flowers did kind of fall apart on me. But, I spent like 20 minutes on this one in total so I wasn’t expecting anything awesome. Thanks for your input though. I feel better about my craft skills.
Post # 5
@SouthernGirl: I think you show promise as a crafting goddess! I would cut thinner spirals and use hot glue. I seriously love that stuff! Fiance says with hot glue and duct tape I could rebuild the world! :p
Post # 6
@secondchances: Haha. I’m sure I might be a crafting goddess by the time this wedding rolls around. I’m going to try the hot glue. I was only hesistant because of how it make look on the pages, but I will try it out and see how it goes. Hot glue is wonderful.
Post # 7
they don’t really look like flowers to me to be honest.
Here’s an easy tutorial for felt flowers, you can probably do the same with paper.
This tutorial for roses looks like what they did to make the paper flowers in your inspiration pic
Post # 8
@secondchances: Looks better then what I could pull off, no ounce of craftyness in my body! But I think the other bee’s had really good suggestions. Good luck, come back and show us when you are done 🙂
Post # 9
I love these, wish they matched my theme. The pearl pins in the middle are beautiful 🙂
Post # 10
Love the idea of putting paper flowers on books: it”s something really unique and shows off your personaility!!
I think if you want to add a little pop of color, old color glass vases would be pretty and add a little to the vintage look of your flowers. Might be a good summer to start tag sailing!