Help! Anyone know how to make a Catala Bloom Bouquet?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have never tried to make these myself, but a little google searching came up with this website.

http://www.ehow.com/how_12094467_make-silk-satin-peonies.html

Instead of felt on the back I would suggest buying those pretty bouquet straight pins with the jewels on them and pressing those through the front of the flower and into artifical stems.  I know you can get the flower pins and the stems at most craft stores.

I hope this helps a bit.  And if you do manage to make it work for you, I’m sure we’d all love to see pictures later 😀

Post # 6
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2001

OK GIRLIES~

IM ON A MISSION!!!! I FOUND THIS BOUQUET ABOUT A MONTH AGO & FELL IN LOVE WITH IT MYSELF & THOUGHT THE SAME THING ALL US CRAFTY PPL THINK…PPFFF…I CAN MAKE THAT!!!! WELL LETS JUST SAY AFTER SEVERAL HUNDRED ATTEMPTS, A ZILLION FABRICS LATER I THINK I MAY HAVE A FEW NEW IDEAS. THE FABRIC SAYS RIGHT ON THE DESCRIPTION CRUSHED DUPIONI…IT HAS TO BE MADE FRM POLY/SYNTHETICS NOT REAL SILK BUT I WASNT ABLE TO FIND ANY WITH AN ACTUAL TEXTURE TO IT IN THIS PARTICULAR COLOR..SO THIS IS WHAT IM PLAYING AROUND WITH…

THERE IS A PRODUCT CALLED TEXTURE MAGIC I HAVE NEVER USED IT BUT IM THINKING THAT PERHAPS THEY USE THE TEXTURE MAGIC BEFORE FORMING THE FLOWERS & A STARCH/STIFFENER BY AILEEN OR ANY OTHER AFTERWARDS TO FORM THE ACTUAL SHAPE OF THE PETALS.

ON A POSITIVE NOTE ON THIS COMPANY I WILL SAY THEY ARE USING THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS SUCH AS THE MATERIAL FOR EX IS $20/YD AS OPPOSED TO $4-7/YD.. THE SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS ARE THE BEST AS WE ALL KNOW.. ALL OF THAT CONSIDERED HOWEVER I BELEIVE THERE IS STILL A HUGE MARK UP & THINK $1,000.00 IS A BIT STEEP IN TODAYS ECONOMY SO THEREFOR WERE ALL ON A MISSION!!!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU MAKE OUT IF YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A SHOT…I HAVE SEEN ALL YOUR OTHER PROJECTS AND LOVE THEM ALL..YOUR VERY TALENTED!!!!

 

Post # 7
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335 posts
Helper bee

I have been looking for ways to make these for a loooong time, with little success. 

Silk flowers (or artificial flowers) seem to be made using big iron pressing machines that use heat and force to shape the petals. I wouldn’t be surprised if the maker of these flowers has a similar, smaller set up. 

I tried making these using fabric stiffener and putting the petals around a round a small styrofoam ball to help get the round shape of each petal. It didn’t work lol. 

Post # 8
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2001

Hi girls

havent gotten around to trying it yet but will be in the next few weeks. Ill let you know how I make out & Ill make em for everyone (if I can make it work)…lol

 

Also, to: milesandbos: the could be using a small parisian hand held flower press or vintage flower press irons found but they are extremely rare, expensive & hard to find.

 

Good luck-let me know how you make out if you keep trying. I would love to know how you do.

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