- 8 years ago
So, I’m sort of known around my house for biting off more than I can chew when it comes to craft projects (I’m the girl who’s never used a sewing machine and decides to buy $80 worth of fabric and make herself a dress. The fabric is still folded.). It’s this eternal optimism that makes me kind of excited for DIY wedding projects. I’d like to DIY my flowers (after taking a floral design class or two at the local community college, of course) and, even with bulk online pricing, what I want is kind of expensive (I was inspired by a Style Me Pretty photoshoot, so there’s some significant variety in the blooms). When looking back at the shoot, I saw that the bride’s bouquet had a few (maybe 4-6) paper flowers in it, made of white paper w/black writing (my point being that they were very much meant to be seen as paper flowers). There are so many tutorials online about making paper and fabric flowers and it seems like, with enough time and practice, if I could eliminate just one variety of blooms from my wholesale purchase, I could drop the total price by 10% or more. I don’t want to do all-paper or all-fabric flowers because that’s absolutely overwhelming and the flowers in the photoshoot were a HUGE (arguably the biggest) part of the overall look. Has anyone tried to use a combination (about 80/20 or 70/30 real/handmade flowers) or seen this before? I’m attaching pictures from the shoot so you can see the floral design and the bride’s real/paper bouquet. Any advice is MUCH appreciated!!