I snagged a few yards of polyester fabric on Friday from the crappy little Jo-Ann Fabrics in Ballard. I’d wanted to go up to the Lynnwood superstore, since they have so much more selection, but I couldn’t even get on the freeway.
But I was able to make do with what I found – various types of polyester garment linings, chiffon, sateen. I tried making three flowers:
All in all, I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. I’ll have to make many many more to perfect the process and get exactly the right mix. I also didn’t have any stamen pearls around, nor could find any at the dinky Jo-Ann, so the centers of some of these will definitely change when I am able to find the right supplies. Create-For-Less has a small selection of stamen pearls in white, yellow, and black (less than $1 each for a pack of 144!), so I will likely order those if I can’t find them at Michaels, or the super Jo-Ann, this weekend. No, the button will not stay the ranunculus stamen. It was all I had at the time.
Singly, these flowers are pretty cute, but it’s when they’re in bouquets that’ll really make them stand out. Grouped, they just look so much more real!
What do you think? I already have Danya down to help make more, but we’d love to have more helpers! I’m not sure when it would be, but at least once this summer, maybe again in the winter, depending on how many we can make. I probably made each of these in no more than 10 minutes, start to finish.
Also, I need ideas for blue flowers that might work with this process….or an opinion to leave the blue flowers out and just have some navy accents in the bucket bags, or wrapping my bouquet. Blue flowers are hard….maybe something in a dusty blue, just in my bouquet that should recall the gray-blue that’ll be in my dress? I’ve got my blue roses in a coke bottle on my kitchen window sill…..somehow I’m not sure Matt would like my Rocky Votolato tribute at our wedding, though. =)