Big Day Work-in-progress: Bouquets
Crepe paper is my new favorite thing! I’d never worked with it before, and just like anything new, there is definitely a learning curve. I think it took about five tries and lots of swears before I finally felt like I (sort of) had it down. But, once I got the hang of making these crepe paper flowers, I really loved the process!
I ordered some sheets of crepe from the Crepe Paper Store, which I highly recommend. The customer service is excellent (they even sent me little samples of all their colors before I ordered), AND getting a big box full of colorful paper in the mail ranks very high on my thrill-factor list!
I started out with the Martha Stewart tutes, but quickly just moved on to freestylin’ it – crepe is very forgiving, especially when creating something like flowers, which are supposed to look organic anyway. If you try this, I think you’ll agree that the single-petal method is much nicer looking than the continuous-petal method . . . although much more time-consuming.
My original plan was to make ALL the flowers: cheap and lasting and worry-free. That dream died on hour three of this bouquet. Since I spent what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights working on this, I think I’ll just stick to two bouquets – one for me and one for my maid-of-honor. Too bad though, because I sure do like the looks of it! Photo time . . .