In my first post I mentioned that I was married in June of this year. Did I mention that we invited 200 people and made it happen for under $5500? I don't tell a lie...
One of the huge costs that we cut out was a floral budget. Who knew that those treasures you see ALL OVER THE EARTH could cost you thousands and thousands of dollars, and then DIE the next day. Instead, I decided that creating flowers that would last forever, and cost WAY less, would be our best bet. I decided that to go along with our "vintage nature" decor, muted fabrics and stick stems would do the trick.
- My mom (bless her heart) and I neatly cut (with nice garden shears) a good bunch of solid dead sticks form my side yard, each about a foot long.
- Then, we cut a good bunch of fabric out, into strips (2 ft x 2 in) - We choose about 4 different coordinating fabrics to mix into the bridal party bouqets... 3 solids and 1 patern. We purchased the fabric from the clearance section, so it was all sorts of textures (ensuring they weren't too silky... because then they don't move like you want them to).
- 1 by 1 we woudl take a strip of fabric and roll/twist it into the shape of a rosebud. Once we acheived the shape we wanted we would take a spot of hot glue and seal the end of the fabric to the rose bud (keeping it from un-twirling).
- Then, because of the "rolling" motion, there will be a small opening on the inside underside of the flower. We put a spot of glue inside the hole, and inserted one of the sticks.