(Closed) half way through my DIY fabric bouquet any thoughts?? Pic heavy

posted 6 years ago in DIY
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Looks nice. I think that I might vary the sizes of the rest of the flowers that you make.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s hard to tell that a little that it’s suppose to look like flowers :/

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love the cream lacey one! I think maybe since the fabric is soft soft and delicate (very pretty) when they’re all grouped the lose a little definition, maybe tightening some of them up or trying some with a stiffer fabric might give them a clearer shape? I think what it mostly needs is a little more structure and definition 🙂 I’m thinking of making one of these for myself, I think I’ll try some cream ones like yours.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t give up 🙂 I’ve started my first two flowers, I think you just need different textures. I think I’ll be doing DIY bouquets with real grocery store flowers but I want these for my cake (just need to be washed, don’t have to worry about pesticides) You can try the Martha Stewart silk flower in a stiffer fabric and some ribbon flowers. I think they’re pretty individually, they just mush together too much because they’re all super soft delicate fabric/all the same fabric.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ideas to add different textures:

Lace: http://kiokreations.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/0158.jpg

(I have yet to attempt)

 

Ribbon: http://www.jewelboxballerina.com/knotted-chrysanthemum-fabric-flower-tutorial

I used a little under 2 18ft rolls of ribbon for this, I made a few layers by knotting every 2″ and stitching every 2nd knot to the center, then some laters knotted aprox 1″ apart. I wrapped the wire stem in the ribbon too, but that was probably a waste since it”ll be covered anyways.

 

Martha Weddings flower: http://thebudget-mindedbrideblog.blogspot.ca/2010/07/silk-ring-flower-pillow-by-martha.html

I used cotton in a neutral colour, I made 5 sets of 3 petals and stitched them all together, the edges are fraying but I think it will go well with burlap in my other accesories, you would probably want to use a non-fraying fabric or used the scalloping scissors (I guess like pinking shears but not spikey), don’t judge this one ’til you’re done, it looks kinda sad until you get enough layers.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Pretty! I love the pop of yellow!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Looks nice! Have you finished it?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I like it but I am all about the bling, I’d add some more sparkle!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yah maybe just a few more textures to it!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t give up!!   You are definately on the right track.  For this being your first time making it, it looks good!  mine would look nothing like that!  

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love your colours 🙂

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