Handmade corsage

For the mother of the bride, I bought a pearl corsage bracelet from Michael’s, a fabric flower, and used the purple and turquoise ribbon I already had, to craft a wrist corsage for my mom. I just layered each ribbon, and topped with the flower, securing the layers with hot glue.IMG_2534 IMG_2535 IMG_2538

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DIY Toss Bouquet

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I used some of the handmade fabric flowers (see previous post on them!) to create our toss bouquet. To create the bouquet:

  1. Gather your fabric flowers. I used my previously made one, and bought a few from Michael’s.
  2. Hotglue wires to the back of each of the flowers- ensure the wire is long enough to create the length of handle you want.
  3. Wrap fabric tape around the wires, securely.
  4. Wrap a thick ribbon around the wires, and secure with dots of glue. I tied another ribbon in a bow at the top, and used a dot of glue to add a peacock feather.
  5. You’re done! In total, mine had 13 flowers in it and took about an hour to make (not including the time to handmade the flowers).

Handmade Flowers

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After deciding on brooch bouquets, I decided not to have any real flowers, besides 2 vases of them for the ceremony. I set out to sew, glue and create handmade fabric and tissue paper flowers for the wedding. I rounded up a collection of different ways to make flowers, and bought various supplies on sale at Joann’s. We started experimenting with different styles, and then replicated the easiest and quickest ones the most. We mostly made purple flowers, to use them to fill turquoise vases around the venue, and also used them to create the toss bouquet. Here are some of my favorite tutorials:

Fabric Flowers

Ribbon, felt, cotton and much more can be fun options to make flowers from

Rolled flowers: http://jonesdesigncompany.com/flowers/rolled-fabric-flowers-tutorial/

Braided rolled flowers: http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/scrappy-braided-flower.html

Geometric: http://justagirlandherblog.com/no-sew-fabric-flower-tutorial/

Burned edges flower: http://www.simplyvintagegirl.com/blog/index.php/2010/05/29/tutorial-how-to-make-lovely-fabric-flowers/

Yo-yo flower with button: https://homeislavenderscones.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/yo-yo-flower-tutotial/

Tissue paper flowers

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http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Tissue-Paper-Flowers