How to DIY: Silk Flowers

Ok, I've just been inspired to do my own bouquets/bouts for the wedding. I know there's a topic on the main forum about it, but I'm wondering how it's done. Is it as simple as purchasing the flowers, arranging them, and wrapping fabric around the stems to hold it together? Or do you use those green flower foam things to hold the stems into place? Kinda lost, need some direction. :-) Any articles would be great!

Thank you fellow-DIYers!
Posted on July 19, 2010 at 10:05 am
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markande
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I took all of my flowers tied them tight tight tight with floral wire. Then used duck tape (white) and typed them tight.  Then, I used foam that you use to wrap pipes in (water pipes i think) and then wrapped ribbon around the foam. They are nice to hold. Since the foam had a hole in the center I could put the stems of the flowers down in there.

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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I like that idea.  Can you also DIY mother's corsages?  I'm trying to whittle away at costs since we are running a little short as the wedding is getting closer. 

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:58 am
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Wow, using pipe foam is a great idea!  I'm not making my own bouquets... but I like the idea :)

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 8:30 am
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@ beccabride - I know Slinn2b did and they came out fantastic!
Posted on July 30, 2010 at 9:16 am
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I'll try and find her here and look at her profile.  Thanks Deena!!

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 3:04 am
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@Deena, I saw them in her profile.  WOW!  They are amazing!!!!! 


 


I'm heading over to Michael's in a little bit after my lovely dentist appt (UGH) and I will see what I can find there.  I'll keep everyone updated and I will probably be asking a lot of questions.  I am a very craft-minded person but I have never attempted flower creation as of yet. Thanks again!

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 3:47 am
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all I used was flower and ribbon.  and a bit of glue and some pins.


all I used was photo 2098659-1all I used was photo 2098659-2all I used was photo 2098659-3

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:11 am
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I DIY my bridesmaids bouquets. And will be doing our bouts as well.


I DIY my bridesmaids photo 2122737-1


We just used floral tape to wrape around the roses and then covered the tape with a beautiful champagne satin ribbon. I have more pictures on my page.

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:59 am
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I used a wilton "handle" it has a ball of green foam at the top and then "stems" coming down.  Got them at Joanns ($10, but there's always coupons)...


I used a wilton photo 2138898-1

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm
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wow..those bouquet are adorable..goodjob.

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

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