my seester decided to make her centerpieces for the wedding using a paper flower kit from the paper source that looks pretty similar the anemones in her bouquet. i'm helping her to make the flowers so that we can get 180 or so done by april!!
here's the inspiration for her bouquet from martha stewart's wedding site...
and here are the centerpiece flowers...
they're supposed to be magnolias but we got the idea to use a black bead as the center and i think it looks lovely!
here are all the materials that you need. the kits come with everything but the glue, scissors and beads.
the mini magnolia kits are great because all the petals are pre-cut for you. for the larger magnolias, you need to cut each petal out by hand! pvc glue rocks my world. it dries quickly and gets harder than cement. the only downside is that it gets EVERYWHERE. my fingers get stuck together, i have made serveral glue splotches on the couch and there's a glob on artie's slanket too. getting it on your skin isn't too bad though since it rubs off kind of like rubber cement.
you can find the kit for these flowers and others in different sizes and colors on the paper source website.