(Closed) Show me your paper flower centerpieces!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My Future Mother-In-Law took some fabulous pictures of the roses we’re making for her blog. This isn’t the centerpiece (that will have tissue poms as well), but here are the roses. She’s made a ton (she rocks) and they look awesome. The dark purple roses are paired with white and light lavender tissue poms, and the white roses are paired with purple tissue paper poms, in mason jars.

 

This is the tutorial we used: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/03/paper-roses-video-tutorial.html  We just formed the central petals around a half a piece of floral wire, secured with glue, and then attached the larger whorls. She’s been doing the leaves/stamens, but I think she’s just using floral tape for the leaves and gluing the stamens.

Instead of punches, we’ve been cutting the shapes out of card stock ourselves. The text for the white roses is a short “Story of Us” about Fiance & I.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Bichon Frise:  Yup, I bought cloth-wrapped floral wire (I think it was either 20 or 22 guage) and have been cutting the pieces in half with regular craft scissors – only because with the mason jars I don’t need the height of the full piece. Some ends I’ve had to glue/tape to keep it the cloth covering from unwrapping.

It’s pretty inexpensive, I think I paid $2-3 for 20 pieces yesterday, which gives me 40 stems.

I fold about a quarter inch of the top over, slide the wire into the center of the innermost petal, and then apply glue and secure the wire to the inner petal. Then I build from there.

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