Post # 1
I’m making flower fascinators for my ladies. So far, I’ve been making the flowers using the burned edge technique. What do you think? I’m wondering if the flowers look okay so far, or if maybe they need to have more defined petals (instead of just the circles I’ve been using). I plan to add some black feathers to the bottom and then have the girls wear them at the ceremony.
(Apologies for the crappy cell phone picture. The highlighter is there for scale.)
Post # 3
I like them! Petals would look nice, but I think this way looks good, too. Especially since most people won’t be seeing them up close–I think the effect will be the same. Feathers sound like a fun touch!
Post # 5
@pinkpaperbride: Thanks! The Bee didn’t even show me your response before. And you’re right, not many people will see them close. I appreciate the feedback!
My other question: Do the mix-and-match colors look okay? I basically just grabbed every shade of purple and gray that I could find (plus a bit of cream lace just because). As a result, each one looks slightly different. I still want them to look very elegant and formal, though. Thoughts?
Post # 6
I like the mix and match! It doesn’t scream “formal” to me, but if the dresses, shoes and bouquets are, then I’m sure the fascinators won’t take the look away.
Post # 7
@pinkpaperbride: Thank you so much for your input. My girls are wearing this dress:
They’ll use the silver closed-toe shoes of their own choice, though a few of them were looking at ones similar to these:
They will carry bouquets very similar to this one, though the hydrangea and other background flowers will be purple, not white, so that just the white anemones pop out:
Do you think that will be formal enough with these fascinators? Or should I change the type of fabric flowers I’m making to something a bit fancier?
Post # 10
I feel like they may be a bit better if you cut the layers into multiple petals, and burned the edges of each petal. Right now they look very flat to me, and I think more petals would add some dimension to them.
Post # 11
To get it to look fuller, like this:
You don’t need to cut individual petals, but you do need to do graduated sizes of circles.
Put the smaller ones on top, and it should fill in the space. The uneven burnt edge should do the rest. You could even do ovals to get a more overlapping (rose-like) look. That way you can add to what you have, rather than starting over.
If you did cut petals, it would look like this:
Which I’m not as fond of anyway, and it seems like much more work.
Try etsy for inspiration, and to see the different variations on this type of flower.
I like the look of the different coloured layers. I think it adds depth. As to the formality of it, this style of flower has a more whimsical, cute feel rather than elegant and formal, but I don’t think it would look out of place for your wedding, and will look lovely.