well, first i clicked the link to the etsy shop listing it...and saw the price...and laughed. trust me, i am in no way trying to knock this lady's hustle. in fact, i was really, really impressed with her shop. but there is no way i'm paying that for flowers that aren't even real! then i thought, someone has got to have instructions on how to make these! and, of course, google swoops in for the win... i found this handy little post about kusudama flowers!
all of a sudden i got really excited about it, thinking about pretty paper flowers and using pretty papers. some of you may know that i am a recovering paper addict, i was flying high off of making cards for people for a good while. and i do still love it, but now that i have more time to get into my other crafts and sewing, cardmaking has taken a back seat.
so i went into my paper stash yesterday, and pulled out a couple sheets and my hot glue gun.
here is my first attempt at making one from last night...
|not bad, for a rookie, right?!|
aaaand, now i'm obsessed.
the etsy shop i mentioned is doing all sorts of cool things with the kusudama flowers. i think could work with this idea for bouquets and boutonnieres!
schniz also posted another cool idea....i think i'm gonna have to test this one out, too.
|maybe for centerpieces?|
now, don't get me wrong, i love real flowers. i buy flowers for my house all the time, and they make me soooo happy. but as the wedding goes, i told y'all i want different. i want unique. i want offbeat.
so feel free to send me your opinions on paper vs. real flowers -- awesomesauce or tacktastic?