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
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! :)
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