Post # 1
Hi there! I decided I wanted to use fake flowers for my DIY bouquets. I’ve looked a few places and I’m not sure what I want to go with. I just found a video of foam flowers and I love the look! Not sure where to get them(haven’t found much info on them). I want them to look as real as possible. Anyone know more about them or what other type I should go with. My flowers are Rose’s (red&white). The pictures are somewhat similar to what im wanting to do.
Post # 2
my bouquet was real, but my bridesmaid’s bouquet, groom/groomsmen’s boutonniere, and aisle flowers were all DIY dried flowers. They all looked very real!
Post # 3
omg how was it made? It’s so pretty!
Post # 4
Hey! I am using sola flowers. The petals are wood but they look real! I haven’t made my bouquets yet but I saw so many made with them on etsy I ordered a ton of flowers!
Post # 5
I got some foam flower.. “soft touch” I think they are called? They look really real and are nice. I got them used on ebay so I can’t tell you where they were from originally. I also ordered some latex roses from a china seller on ebay and they were real enough looking that my mom asked if they should be in water when she saw them (before I told her they were latex).
I’m going to try some silks from afloral.com… I’ve heard good things so we will see. I want the to try their premade rose bouquet.
Post # 6
I’ve heard alforal is good and affordable. I’m actually probably going to do lots of roses from globalrose.com (I’ve used them before and you can get 250 roses for $199 in most any color with free shipping) but I’m going to use aflora to build a “flower wall” that I want to use as decor / a photo backdrop at the ceremony. I was inspired by this one I found on pinterest, which was done with afloral.com flowers
Post # 7
I bought those green plastic stem and stick the flowers on them with a hot glue gun, then added some dried filler as well and taped them all together. It came our great!
Post # 8
I ordered a sample pack of Balsa/Sola flowers, they happened to throw in some red roses as extras. These are bright red, but the beauty of balsa flowers is you can make them any colour you want using diluted paint.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! So helpful! 🙂