- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hello Bee’s! I will be doing a ton of DIY projects and I just can’t wait to get started on all of them! My FI says it’s too far away to make my bouquets, but with all the projects I’m taking on, i think I’m going to need the whole year!
I’ve been making flowers since we got engaged (Apr) and I have 4 boxes worth now. To get a better idea of how many flowers I’ll need, and to scratch the itch i have to actually make one, I decided to make the one that I’ll be tossing. I can’t bear to part with my bouquet so I’m making an extra one that’s a bit smaller and simpler. It’s a good learning experience too, because until I actually started this I had a different idea in mind as to how to go about it. And honestly, if there’s going to be one that I’m slightly unahppy with, might as well make it the tossing one! ~_~
Ok! So I started with this little cone thing I found in the dollar store. I have it resting on a vase.
And I decided right away that it wasn’t nearly enough lace! Nor nice enough!
Ahhhhh, that’s much better. 🙂
Then I got one of those green floam sphere’s and shoved it in there. (Don’t have a pic of that sorry!). Then came the fun part, flower arranging! Although it was a bit harder than I thought, mostly because i’m fussy and a perfectionist. I had added wire stems to all my flowes and fed them through the floam and twisted them together. A bit of hot glue to seal the deal and ta-da!
The stem is a bit thinner than I would like, so I’ve held off on the final ribbon wrap. I’m going to think of someway to add some girth, and then wrap it in some ribbon. (Haven’t decided on the color yet)
I Love the addition of the butterfly! Butterflies have always kind of been my thing and since I’m having a garden wedding, of course i have to have butterflies everywhere!
I used an eclectic selection of the flowers I’ve made for this one. (Honestly, all my least fav’s or the ones I felt wouldn’t work in my bouquet). Mine will be bigger and there will be a lot more white and cream, with less hot pink and two butterflies! For the bridesmaids, it’ll be about the same size with more dark pinks and chocolate/caramel browns etc. And they will have either pink or green butterflies depending on their dress.
I’m also going to use a lighter shade of green felt for mine, and probably this color for the BM’s.
My FI said he felt like it was too round… but i think FI clearly hasn’t looked at alot of wedding bouquets. Because they’re all round! What do you guys think?
Regardless of my silly FI, i’m pretty please with how it turned out and I can’t waaaaait to make the rest. But I might cave to FI’s pressure that it’s too early and to wait till next spring. The wedding is still a year away and I don’t want the flower to fade or anything. I’ll prolly wrap this one up really well and store it at FMIL (She has loads of space and said we can store everything there!) and work on some of my other projects. I just love wedding crafting! yay!