- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
- Silk stems
- Floral tape
- Strong kitchen scissors or shears (to cut the stems)
- Regular scissors (to cut the leaves, and feathers if need be)
- Hot glue gun + sticks
- A bundle of goose feathers, or similar longer feather (3-5 inches is ideal).
- Finishing ribbon of your choise
Here is a great tutorial on single stems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSXtyCWX5gc&noredirect=1
I bought the stems from Michaels; they had a newsprint texture with zebra stripes. First I cut them to length and removed the leaves. Then I wrapped the whole stem in floral tape.
I moved the black leaves behind the flower and fastened those with floral tape. Then I made a quarter circle fan using a bunch of cream goose feathers, fastened those with floral tape, and repeated all the way around the back for some more fullness and softness.
To finish them, I wrapped the steams in a cream ruched ribbon from Walmart, starting at the top and going to the bottom. I cut the ribbon at the end and used a strip of hot glue to seal the edge to the stem.
I purchased brooches on eBay. I added brooches to the center by pinning them through the center of the flower and fastening the back.
It was super easy to do and was done in one night!