Photo Credit: Racheal of Lady of Light Photography
So I started by trying to make a bouquet that was white with black middles like the anenome one. Here's what happened. Thanks J for modeling the tiny first bouquet.
So obviously it had to be bigger, I made it bigger and didn't like it. So then I thought maybe I'll just have a red rose bouquet it would be easier. But as I started making the magenta crepe paper flowers for the centerpieces I thought it would be awesome if I did these with black centers for my bouquet and ivory ones for the bridesmaids. The first try was a 6 inch Styrofoam ball, it looked too big and kinda weird.
J was on the phone with his sister and he described it as the size of a basketball, so I knew it was TOO big.
So I got a smaller Styrofoam ball, ripped out all of the flower gently and glued them into the new ball.
I took pictures and they looked EXACTLY the same :|
It took a minute but I realized, bouquets are not balls of flowers, they are flowers on the top and stems on the bottom so it should look like more of a half circle.
I ended up finding that Michaels had bouquet holders for this very purpose, so I ended up buying that part and redoing the whole bouquet...
I used a Wilton Fresh Look Flower Holder.
I liked that it had the stem look on the bottom, even if it was fake.
I made the flowers following the instructions from this post on 5inch pieces of a 1/4 inch dowel and actually ended up all magenta no black in the middle.
I placed the flowers where I wanted them in the styrofoam.
Then I pulled the flowers out and used my favorite Elmers Craft Bond glue to fill up the hole and put the flower back in.
I spaced out some random white flowers and greenery.
And here's how it turned out.
these photos are by Racheal of Lady of Light Photography.
She's amazing, check out her website!
I did the bridesmaids bouquets similarly, with a different kind of flower holder. And hot glued fake ferns to the handle part to cover it up.