As a sequel to my previous post, in which I wrote about paper flowers and shared inspiration, I’ll continue to share my ideas for alternative, DIY flowers… focusing today on flowers made of fabric!
I’m not sure where it was that I saw my first fabric flowers. Etsy, maybe. Those little organza flower hairpins have been popular for quite some time, after all. Anyway, I love the whimsical, DIY feel of colorful fabric flowers!
These colorful blooms made with patterned quilting fabric have so much character! Only a few flowers make a big statement. The sweet little vases play a large part in the role; but with eight months to go, thrifting/eBaying/antiquing them would be easy peasy.
The taller arrangement would be lovely on our guestbook table, and I think the smaller vases would make very pretty centerpieces. These would be great projects for any fabric leftover from our napkins.
Buttons twisted onto wires and arranged in various jars and bottles would make really fun centerpieces.
Or you can combine the two, fabric and buttons, to create really beautiful, creative bouquets that can be soft and romantic…
Or bright and super-fun:
Ribbon is also a great medium for DIY flowers!
I think I love the yellow button centers of these daisies the most. They’re so happy!
These ribbon carnations would look great as a hairpiece or on a stem. They’re made from a wired, silk ribbon… the tutorial seems very do-able!
This bouquet is from Martha Stewart, who else!? Made of ric-rac, grosgrain and fabric, this might be my favorite of the DIY bouquets.
These aren’t flowers, obviously, but I found them on Etsy and I fell in love. Even if they won’t fit in with our wedding decor, they’d look fantastic in my house!
I like them all so much I wish that I could attempt them all! I know that isn’t feasible, though. I have to make a decision soon, because the clock is definitely ticking.
Sooo, now you’ve seen my paper and fabric flower inspiration photos. Which do you like the best?