Post # 1
My previous post here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-paper-flower-bm-bouquets-not-finished showed my bouquets in progress. here is how they turned out
ETA: if anyone is interested, I have opened a store on etsy with some samples and the option to order custom bouquets. PM for the link!
mother mini bouquets and GM bouts (and you can kind of see the grandmother corsages, ribbon roses, in the corner)
and my bridal bouquet:
Post # 3
Wow. Have you ever thought about taking order’s?? I’m having a book themed wedding and have about 100 paper flowers but im not that crafty on turning them into bouquet. 🙂
Post # 4
I actually am in the process of starting an etsy store 🙂 I am working on a set in black pink and white
Post # 5
These are beautiful and SO creative!
Post # 6
I’ve never seen paper flowers I love this much!
Post # 7
Well, do you have a idea of how much you would charge for the bridal bouquet, brides maids and boutonniere…:-) let me know becuase I am very interested on purchasing some when and if you start selling them……. 🙂
Post # 8
Where did you learn how to do this? I would love to learn how!
Post # 10
You should so start an etsy store! What makes it look professional is the way you coordinated the colors and patterns but it’s not all the same. You’re very talented! Did you learn this just for your wedding or is it an old skill?
Post # 11
Thanks for posting! These look fabulous!
Post # 12
If you wouldn’t mind sharing – what was the pattern you used for your bridal bouquet flowers – I see 2 distinct flowers. They are sooo very gorgeous – you did a fantastic job!
Also, is the grandmother’s corsages the same rose flowers as in your bouquet?
Also, this may have been in a post I missed, but how did you attached all the flowers together into a bouquet?
Thank you very much!
Post # 13
Beautiful….how far in advance did you make these? If very far, How are you storing them?
Post # 14
thanks! I actually just learned all of this for the wedding, crazy i know 🙂
FOR THE BRIDAL BOUQUET:
I followed the rose instructions here: http://projectcenter.creativememories.com/photos/paper_flower_bouquet/bouquet-pic1.html
and this tutorial here:
Mine always turn out a bit different than the tutorials, but I mostly use the tutorials as a starting guide and kind of create my own from there.
To attach the flowers into a bouquet, I glued each one onto natural floral wire like this
I bought it at michaels, and they have it at hobby lobby. in the floral section.
I then assembled them just by bending them how I wanted and wrapping the stem with floral tape after each one. It takes a bit of time and is kind of a puzzle.
I started on my flowers 9 months before the wedding, but I also made half the centerpieces for my wedding (which are on another post). The bouquets themselves would probably take a few weeks. I placed them in vases or jars to stand up and put them on a shelf until the wedding. Then I gave them to my bridesmaids, and now my bridal one sits in my home.
Post # 15
Oh and the grandmother corsages were actually ribbon roses
Post # 16
How many sheets of paper did you use for each bouquet? Im doing the same thing for my centerpieces and want to get an estimate cost.