- Mrs. Dumpling
- 9 years ago
Well. This might not be an exciting post, but if you know anything about me, then you’ll know this craft project is above and beyond anything I’m actually capable of. I am the worst DIY crafter on the planet. I really keep waiting for Mrs. Bee to find out and revoke my Weddingbee status. But, so far, I’ve been sly and gotten past everyone! Ha! I’m more of a “buy things and pay too much and complain later about how I SO could have made it myself for $1″ kind of person, which would be taking the whole wishful thinking a little bit too far.
But, I must have bumped my head over the weekend, because I went to Michael’s and got crafting supplies. About 4.5 hours and $44 later, I ended up with this:
Granted, it doesn’t look that bad in pictures, but in person it looks like one hot mess… hence, the title of this post.
Here’s how I did it:
1. Get a styrofoam ball. You can get whatever size you want. I bought two sizes because I wasn’t sure how big they would look with the petals stuck on them. They were $5 each.
2. Pull the flower petals off of any big flower in the fake flower section of your craft store. This takes time, people. I suggest watching a long movie to keep yourself company during this most boring hour and a half you will probably spend in your entire life. I watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The flowers I used were pink and white hydrangeas on clearance (no returns) for $12 each. I bought two because I overestimated how many I would need, but I only ended up using 1/4 of one of the flowers.
3. Push pins- splurge on the $7 box of fancy pins with the pearl on the end. Make sure you buy two boxes, cause you’re gonna need ’em. Be careful not to accidentally poke yourself with one. You *might* cut your finger and proceed to bleed profusely all over your new white peasant shirt with the ruffles on the top that you were totally going to wear to work on Monday. Just sayin’. Oh, and this takes about 2 hours, so go ahead and watch the next Harry Potter movie during this time.
4. Ribbon- You’ll need something for your flower girl to hold onto it with. Otherwise, she, too, might end up sticking herself with the pins on accident and getting her dress dirty. $3
Look close. Closer… see the Styrofoam poking out? Cute, right? I meant for it to be that way.
So, lets add this up.
Flowers: 2 @ $12 each.
Styrofoam balls: 2 @ $5 each
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