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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

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

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

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

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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.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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