Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wedding DIY: Fabric Flower Center Pieces




Jenna and Mike's amazing photographer Wendy Carter sent over these amazing pictures from the reception.
Find her Photography website HERE.
Find her Blog HERE right now she has a bunch of pictures from their wedding and they are all so amazing!

So here's how I made them...
Cut out what feels like hundreds of  1.5 inch circles (They do not have to be perfectly round). 
 Purchase Styrofoam balls in various sizes.  Joanns was great and you can ALWAYS find coupons online as well.
Fold your circle in half.
Then fold in quarters.
Use strait pins to push the corner into the Styrofoam.
You can also push in circle halves to add variety.
Add some wedding bling by putting a pearl on the end of a strait pin.
Use a few different textured fabrics throughout.
So pretty.
Keep adding circles until ball is covered.
Most of these were placed in vases and we covered up to the point where  the vase covered the Styrofoam.  It was easier to leave the bottom clear.
To find more vases that matched Jenna's color scheme clear vases from the dollar store were spray painted.
We created 11 total fabric flower balls and it took a good half a day with 6 people helping. It is a bit time consuming but in place of real flowers well worth the time and money saved.

Sophie's Tip: There are two kinds of Styrofoam at the craft store. Buy the cheaper one! It is called "smooth" Styrofoam and it hold the strait pins SO much better!

5 comments:

sisters4saymoreismore said...

totally gorgeous!!!

~selina

Carter Clan said...

Sophie, you are so talented! I have been l looking over your blog and I love it! Thanks for giving me a shout out.. you're awesome!

JD & Whitney said...

LOVE it! as usual!

Heather and Matthew said...

So great! I seriously LOVE this idea.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVE THIS!