Silk Flowers in Paper Cones Pew Wedding Decor Tutorial

One of my hardest planning items for this wedding was how I wanted to decorate the pews in the church. Sounds kind of silly - I know - but I was having trouble deciding what to do because I did not want to spend a lot of money and I didn't want it to take foreverrr for me to make. So, after a lot of online browsing and thinking this is finally what I have come up with!


Silk/satin flowers I made in a paper cone  to be hung off of the pews with ribbon! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I got all of the satin fabric for $40 dollars (sound kind of like a lot, but I've used it for some other things for the wedding and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than real flowers!!) and the paper I got at Michael's for 25 cents a sheet! The ribbon was also left over from my invitations. So total it will only be about $45 dollars, which isn't so bad. Here's the tutorial for how to make it: get ready for a LOT of pictures!!

I made three different kinds of flowers in three different colors: silver, hot pink, and eggplant (my wedding colors!!)

To make the silver flower cut five small circles. 

My fabric had one satin side and one not, so on the bad side put a drop of hot glue in the middle

Fold the circle in half

Put another dab of hot glue on it

And then fold in half again.

Do this for four of the circles

With the remaining circle, cut a very small hole in the center (easiest way I found was to fold it in half and make a small snip in the center)

Grab a piece of green floral wire, and stick it through the hole

Put a dab of hot glue in the center by the wire and stick on one of the folded circles

Do this all the way around the center with the four folded circles

Once that is done, the first flower is complete!


For the pink flowers, cut out two flower shapes, one slightly larger than the other. (I just freehand cut these, not as hard as you would imagine!!)

Singe the ends of the flowers over a candle

Now the ends curl up and will not fray!

Cut a small hole in the center of each flower

Stick another piece of green floral wire through the middle of the larger flower

Add a dab of hot glue to the middle and then bunch the flower up around the glue to give it a little more volume

Add more glue and add on the second flower, once again pinch and fold the flower from the bottom so when the glue dries the flower will point upward more.

And now you have a fun, floppy pink flower!


Lastly for the purple flower, cut out three circles in varying sizes. 

Singe all the edges over a candle 

Now all the ends curl up and will not fray

The flower is made essentially the same as the pink flower. Cut a small hole in each of the circles. Put the biggest circle on a piece of wire, add a dab of hot glue, and pinch the flower up

Do the same for adding on the second layer, and then the smallest circle

And that's it for the purple flower!


I think the three different shapes and colors go nice together! (Kind of hard to see the purple one)

To make the cone, I cut out a scalloped cone shape using MY NEW CAMEO I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS (My fiance knows me well :) ), but if you don't have a Silhouette you can cut yours out by hand as well. 

I wrapped the cone around and used hot glue to keep it together 

Tada!

I added on a pink bow and more flowers and it was almost done.

To hang them from the pews I used a hole punch in the back and threaded more pink ribbon through it. 


I tested out the hanging on the banister at my house, I think it will work out great! I just found that it will be a good idea to add a few pebbles into the cone to give it some weight or else it tips over easily.



Yay! Now only....11 more to make. If only all you crafty ladies lived near me, we could get these and so many more wedding project done in an afternoon, lol! :)

I'll be linking up to these parties:



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13 comments

  1. LOVE! You've got your work cut out for you though, girl! If I have any free weekend this month I'll contact you...you might need some help! BUT they look suuuuper cute!!

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  2. Those are going to look fabulous!

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  3. Beautiful! Can't wait to see how they all look together!

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  4. Cuteness! I love how inexpensive this is!

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  5. hey thanks for the tutorial. visiting via COM

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  6. I LOVE your blog!! full of crafty and awesome ideas!! :D :D I became ur follower!! :):)
    visit my blog, I would be glad if u would like to follow me too! :) http://oshifugushima.blogspot.com/

    kisses from Italy and keep going on ur way, u're cool!!

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  7. these are adorable! The colors are wonderful! Your guests are going to be dazzled by your craftiness!

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  8. I love the colors!!! What a pretty idea for pew decor--- I'm might try to use them in my house somewhere too! visiting from Vintage Gwen & following too :) would love for you to follow @ summitstreetjoy.com
    blessings!!
    lauren

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  9. So beautiful, and you make it look so easy! I am going to have to try these...thanks for sharing!

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  10. Those look fanTAStic!! Great colors, great tutorial...wow! They'll look gorgeous at the wedding. Would you be willing to share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-9-and-some-fabulous.html

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  11. I love the colors you put together... this is so fresh and pretty!!!
    I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/01/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee-and-project.html
    Have a great day!
    -Rachel

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  12. Rebecca! You are going to have a beautiful wedding! What a fun time to be planning a wedding. Great tutorial, thanks for linking it up at Once Upon a Weekend!!!xoxo

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  13. That is so cute! Can't wait to see how they all look together!

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