Post # 1
Hey all! Last night, I made my first attempt at a centerpiece and a mock up table. Attaching stems to all the cotton and making that centerpiece bouquet was a pain in the ass, but since it was my first attempt at flower arranging, I think it will get better from here! The little jars will have lit tealights, the lantern will have a lit votive and the pint mason jar is filled with wood flowers.
Post # 3
Great start. . I would shorten those tall flowers. They are disproportionately tall and appear disconnected from the rest of the centerpiece.You will have a lovely vintage/rustic look.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
Damn girl that looks awesome!
Post # 6
The cotton doily makes it perfect! I kinda wanted a look like this, but my mother made a face… she wants something more “elegant” since it’s an evening wedding, so we’ll be compromising.
Have you thought of buying the cotton bolls still on the stems? This site has some neat ideas!
Post # 7
very cool! the cotton seems so unique, i like!
Post # 8
@dmcanespy: I actually bought all my cotton from cottonman.com (that website). He has stemmed bolls listed as soon to be for sale, but not yet. Regardless, I have a strong suspicion that the stemmed bolls will be a heck of a lot more expensive than attaching stems myself will be so I will just have to suffer the splinters and sore hands for 160 more bolls.
@julies1949: I added those long ones to add some height to it because I thought it looked kind of boring without them… but I am SO not a florist or a crafty person at all, so what do I know! I will try some bouquets without it and thank you for the advice 🙂
Post # 9
That is beautiful!! I loooovvvveee!!!! Great job.
Post # 10
Very nice! It has a warm, welcoming feel.