Post # 1
Has anyone else attempted these? On another blog I regularly follow, there were several of us jumping on the bandwagon! Here’s the inspiration for the wreaths:
I changed the idea rather signficantly however – they use a 6inch wide wreath, I’m using 10inch wide ones. And instead of using wire and beads to secure the tissue paper circles, I’m using pearlized head pins. Since I have a July wedding, I also left out the ornaments which gives the wreaths a much fuller – and more finished – effect. Each one takes several hours to complete, but the end result is completely beautiful! I’ve already had aunts ask me if they could take one of them home after the ceremony which works out perfectly – free thank you gifts for some of the women who’ll be lending a hand to help me pull off the big day 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
I’ve neve made them, but I’m definitly bookmarking that!
they’re beautiful! thanks !
Post # 4
I agree they really are beautiful! Good luck with them.
Post # 5
In the inspiration info on MS website, it said it would take about 20 flowers per wreath, how many did you use for yours? Thanks!
Post # 6
I took the pattern from another bride who modified it. My suggestions (based off of what the other bride did and what I’m doing):
1. Get the tight green wreath rings (you’ll see what I mean when you head to the craft store). They have white styrafoam ones with larger pores on the surface. In my opinion, the green has smaller pores and holds the pins much tighter. If you cover the entire wreath, the green is not noticable.
2. To make my flowers, I used 3 tissue paper circles for each one. When you first start putting them together, it is going to look really lopsided and weird. Just continue around (remembering to leave space for the ribbon to hang it). You’ll have to experiment with how full you want the wreath to look. The fastest way I found to make the circles of tissue paper is to hold together 9 sheets together and cut the circles out (so for each circle you cut, you’re actually creating enough circles for three flowers).
3. Make sure to buy very white looking tissue paper. Michael’s craft store carries nice large packages (I bought my tissue paper in 120 sheet packs – much cheaper option and yes you will probably use all of it). Some of the lesser quality tissue paper appears yellowed and has dark flecks spread throughout.
4. Also, while I’m making mine all white, I’ve seen other brides make them in their accent colors. So don’t feel like you have to stick to one color if you don’t want to!
5. Instead of creating the pearl and wire twist things the site suggests, just buy straightpins with white heads. Saves time and the ends are much sharper, which I’ve found makes it much easier to assemble.