Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In Bloom

Style Me Pretty is a fabulous site for bridal inspiration, and we found this fabulous project in the DIY section… This project is created by Posh Paperie and photographed by Jackie Wonders, and it's simply stunning.

silk flowers
DIY projects
diy project
diy project

Okay, you want to start by pick out dupioni silk fabric in your color of choice. You will need matching thread and a pair of scissors. You’ll need to cut out various sizes of circles. Each circle will be a different flower.

DIY project
diy project
diy project

Step One: Sew around the edges of the circle.This creates a pull or a “rouche” on the edges.
Step Two: Continue to sew around the edges.. making the flower start to take shape by allowing a half circle to form.
Step Three: Continue sewing to finish the radius of the circle.
Step Four: Knot the thread and cut the excess thread.
Step Five: Create various different sizes.

There are so many fun applications for these little gems. Sew them on to table runners, decorate your favours, add them to a plain clutch for your bridesmaids. Transform them into a hairpiece, glue them to your vases, turn them into boutonnieres. and Jackie!
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