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5 Wedding Money Wasters To Stay Away From. A penny saved is a penny earned, right?

5 Wedding Money Wasters To Stay Away From

Well, this old adage needs to be repeated often enough at weddings that go over the top trying to astound the guests. Sure, you have a right to spend freely when it comes to the most vital day of your life, but why should you succumb to the lure of the biggest wedding money wasters for nothing? Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas. For a full bouquet, you will need at least 12 paper flowers, depending on the size of your blooms and their fullness. crepe paper scissors green floral wire green floral tape wired floral leaves (from craft stores) ribbon wire cutters Cut Petals Cut several teardrop (petal) shapes out of the crepe paper.

Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas

The easiest and quickest way is to cut straight from the roll. Prepare Wire Cut a small square of crepe paper and fold in half to get a triangle. Wrap Paper Around Floral Wire Add Petals and Create More Flowers Keep adding crepe-paper petals to the bud and secure with floral tape at the base each time. Form Bouquet Twist the wired leaves onto each flower stem. Add Ribbon Wrap ribbon around the bouquet stems to cover the floral tape. DIY storybook paper roses. You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

DIY storybook paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Craft Supplies:Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Step 3: Shaping. Step 4: Rolling the center. Step 5: Attaching petals. Step 6: Finishing. The Polka Dot Closet: Fabric flower tutorial. Oh no, not another flower tutorial!

The Polka Dot Closet: Fabric flower tutorial

You asked how I made the fabric flower on my glove box, so here you have it. I love this flower! This is so easy! Just cut 6 circles of fabric from large to small. Now don't get too precise, no measuring or tracing needed, just free hand it. Look close in the picture above, there are 6 circles, 2 are a sheer fabric. You can use almost any thin silky fabric, I used a dress lining material and sheer fabric just be sure it is a synthetic fabric like polyester, natural silk will not work.

Here's the step that makes the flower so great Cut slits around the outside of each circle, now don't go getting all precise. Hold each petal above an open flame. Do not put the fabric in the flame, it is the heat that curls it. Here they are all curled. Then layer them up and put a stitch through the whole pile. At this point you could just leave it Or glue a vintage jewel on top of the stitch.

Rick Rack Rosettes - The Crafting Chicks. A friend gave me this flower ring and necklace, when she handed them to me I thought they were porcelain–there’s a very vintage feel to them.

Rick Rack Rosettes - The Crafting Chicks

From a distance you really can’t tell that they’re made out of rick rack! Yes, rick rack! She shared how to make them with me, and now I’m sharing with all of you readers! The wow of the rosette comes from a few simple steps! She found this tutorial, in Portuguese I believe. First, cut 2 strips of rick rack. Then twist the two pieces of rick rack together, like this. And then run a stitch down one side to hold it all together. Like so. And to make the flower, you just start from one end and roll it up. Keep rolling. Until you have this–and then tuck the little tail under and hot glue it down. You’ll notice all of the petals are closed, so to open them up you just peel them back one by one.

And here it is on my finger. Awesome. Fluffy Fabric Flower {Hello Summer} A free tutorial and pattern for how to make fabric peonies and roses. I’m having so much fun helping my little sis prepare for her wedding next month.

A free tutorial and pattern for how to make fabric peonies and roses

I adore weddings and I adore my sister, so making crafts with and for her is simply the ultimate level of DIY for me these days! Currently, we’re working on making gorgeous fabric flowers to use in her wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and wedding decor. My mom, my sister and I have come up with our favourite way to make either perfect fabric peonies or lovely fabric cabbage roses, and I want to share the how-to with you today. Supplies: scraps of polyester fabric (that will melt when held near a flame) – we liked using organza, satin, acetate lining, chiffon (this was a little floppy, though) and polyester lace (test all fabrics first to see if their edges curl in the way you want)a needle and threada candlethis pattern for the petals (it’s a downloadable PDF): Fabric Peonies and Cabbage Roses Pattern by The DIY Mommy Directions: Cut 6 petals of each of the four different sizes using the pattern.

DIY Ruffled Fabric Flower. Fabric flowers are a crafter’s dream.

DIY Ruffled Fabric Flower

They are cheap. They are easy. They don’t require much sewing skill. They can be used for all sorts of different ideas. Take this ruffled fabric flower, for example. DIY Wedding Challenge 2010: Fabric Flower.