Post # 1
I have finally finished my fabric flower bouquets after many hours of cutting, burning, glueing, assembling!! Haha what do you think? My bridesmaids are a lilac colour so hopefully should match well! 🙂
Post # 4
Whoa! Those are gorgeous!! Wanna make me some?!
Post # 5
Hokey smokes, you made the flowers? Amazing job!
Post # 7
those look great! i am also making fabric flower bouquets. how did you attach yours to the stem and foam ball (perhaps?)
Post # 8
They have got to be some of the best fabric flowers I’ve ever seen-
truly beautiful and I love the colours:)
Post # 11
AMAZING!!! I was working on coffee filter flowers and thought i did a good job but wow!!!! Do you have a tutorial??
Post # 12
Oh WOW these are good!! I’m currently making my own and I hope they turn out half this well! Great wedding date, btw. 🙂
Post # 13
@kirsty010188: They are perfect! I’m with a bee above, tutorial?!
Or any tips for us?
Post # 15
CUTE!! I’m in the process of making mine also, did you just cut circles and melt or did you cut the slits for each petal and then melt it? I have only made a few flowers so far and am trying to find the best method.
Post # 16
Hi everyone! Thanks for all the very lovely comments…. Much appreciated! Is nice to know that all the time and hard work has paid off 🙂
sorry I have taken so long to reply back… Things have been very hectic…. I’m doing a myriad of DIY projects and we are building a house at present!!
to make the flowers…
cut between 6-8 equal sized circles (number depends on how full you want your flower to be)
then melt the edges of each whole circle using a tealight ccandle
then cut 4 slits in it (like a cross)
then melt the edges of each cut slits
make sure you are holding the material so it all melts in the same way (I preferred to melt the edges upwards)
then to assemble, just hot glue each petal on top of one another, but position each petal differently so you get a more natural look!
Then you just have to make lots of them and then assemble into a bouquet!
to make the stems, I bought 40cm 18 gauge florists wire, then bought pipe cleaners (~30cm) and placed them next to the wire then used florists tape and and wrapped the pipe cleaner to the wire along the full length.
then use pliers to make a small spiral/circle down the top of the wire and that is the base you sit the flower onto it. Use some felt, cut it into a small circle and cut a small slit into it and slide the stem through the wire until the felt it sat the top of the spiral/circle then glue the flower to the felt (the wire will be hidden between the fel and the flower).
then just assemble the stems with the flowers on how you like. I then used a cable tie to hold them securely in place. Then just use some ribbon and wrap that around the stems as you like. I decided to have some greenery still showing at the base but you could wrap the whole thing.
I think there were around 30-40 flowers in each bouquet.
hopefully that helps!?!?
much love, Kirsty x