- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So, after some crappy news, I needed to get stuff off my mind. I figured that this was a good time to try the whole coffee filter flower bouquet thing. I love the look of the pomender balls, but wanted that in some sort of bouquet form.
Let me say I am deathly allergic to bees, and I learned this past weekend that our site has a fair few. So I’m VERY scared about using real flowers.
That being said, I didn’t think I would like the coffee filter thing AT ALL, so i deceded I wasn’t going to throw a bunch of money into something I was going to hate. I would just do a mock up. Thats what this is. not my real bouquet, just a trial. I gave myself a $5 limit and went off to the Dollar Tree:
I bought a small foam ball, some coffee filters, a candy cane filled with candy, some fake hydranga and some ribon. I ended up not using the ribon, but used a small about of satin instead. You can get a tiny about of satin for a buck. I also already had a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks. I Read all about stapling and pinning and I didn’t feel like investing that much time in a mock up so I just used hot glue I twisted them together and glued them on their. WOW it got big fast.
I stuck the bottom part of the plastic candy cane in the foam ball. It was suprisingly sturdy and worked quite well. For the real thing I’ll go with something thicker.
That’s about 1/2 done, just the white. Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures. I actually liked how it was turning out, and could picture it done with better materials (a wooden dowel, rhinestones to cover the handle, many some feather flowers and some brooches) it could be something VERY awsome.
Becasue I was that close, I decded to finish it, for the most part, to give myself an idea of how it would look. These are not my colors and I don’t plan on using this again. I just wanted to try the idea out. I few things:
I didn’t want it to look like it was a pomander ball on a stick, so I have it a more dome-ish shape and let some of the ruffled sit high, and some sit low, like real flowers.
The hot glue is hot. Next time I might try the pins
It was super easy. It took 30 mins.
here is the finished product (Kinda. I’d say 80% done, but I;m not finishing it. It was just to see IF i’d like the idea.)
Obviously if this bouquet was for real, I’d have bought more hydranga then just one bunch. Completly doable and cost effective. I have enough materials to tear it down and do it all again, taking more then just 30 minutes and make it into a beautiful bouquet that I would gladly use. When my time comes closer, I’ll do it right and for real. For anyone considering. Try it! It’s easy and looks very unique~!
Here was another Idea I liked:
What do you think? Any ideas? Thanks!