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DIY fabric flowers are very popular among hip people getting married nowadays. Patterned wedding bouquets would look great with a bride in knee length bridal gown, and with a matching boutonniere for the future husband to be. You do not need a florist in making fabric flowers; all you need is your imagination and some creative juice.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
DIY fabric flowers can easily be done, making simple silk flowers for your bouquet would only take you a day, attach each DIY fabric flower on a stem and tie them together using a neutral colored ribbon, your bouquet would look like the vintage bouquets florist used to do, but with a more updated look to it.
To make your own silk boutique flowers, you will need about 12 silk fabric flowers, 12 long stems or long floral wires, short floral wires, and a ribbon to tie the whole look together.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
When it comes to picking out your fabric, remember that you need to pick out colors that will match your theme, and if you are using one type of color, make sure you get at least three types of shade from that color, that way, your bouquet would not look like a big mess. The best silk to use when making silk fabric flowers is silk dupion, because it can easily be manipulated.
To make silk fabric flowers you need sixteen 8 by 16 inches straight sided oval, and then group them into four. Gather each fabric in the middle to resemble a big ribbon, put one fabric on top of the other, and then tie all four fabrics together using a floral wire. You now have four grouped silk fabric, now put one on top of the other and manipulate it to resemble petals, when you are done, wrap the extra wire on a stem or a long floral wire and then place it in one corner. Make at least a dozen of these silk fabric flowers to two dozens to have a fuller bouquet. Make smaller versions for your future husband's boutonniere, but instead of attaching it into a stem or a long floral wire, attach it in a safety pin, so that your future husband can pin it on his suit.
Making fabric flowers can be addictive, if you want to make silk flower centerpieces go ahead and do it, attach it in a half circle Styrofoam or a pot. DIY flowers are simple and easy to make, and it does not cost a lot to make one.