My husband and I just finished a 6 week stretch of weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and wedding showers. I love seeing the creativity and crafts that accompany weddings. My favorite part of planning our wedding was flipping through magazines looking for DIY decorations that had the perfect balance of creativity and class.
We got married on Catalina Island, off the coast of Long Beach, California. Everything I needed for decorations, I had to lug out and back…so I quickly nixed live flowers and opted for candle center pieces and DIY flowers.
Even now, I continue to find new uses for all the leftovers!
The best part about these flowers is the perfection is NOT necessary…my favorite type of DIY!
To get started, you will need a pair of scissors, needle and thread, beads, paper, pen, tulle, and fabric. I used a taffeta like polyester blend. To be honest, I did a little guess and check. I bought a few different kinds and tested how the burned. You don’t want a fabric that will catch on fire, but will just slowly singe along the edge.
The best way to tackle this is to have a few friends over. In my case, my 2 little sisters came over for an evening of wine and flowers. Alli cut out the circles, I singed all the edges, and Hillary manned the needle and thread! In a matter of a few hours we had a pile of 30. It’s also a great thing to do while watching mindless TV.
For my wedding, I wrapped the tulle around a rectangular ikea vase and pinned on the flower.
I used them as wine tags/identifiers! Can you imagine how great this would look with a bunch of glasses each with different colored flowers!! I’ve just never made them in more than 2 colors…but I always think about how good it would look!