Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Flower projects

 I think February is going to be a big project month around here. Partly because when I do my job I am paid to do projects and this is a busy month for my business (Wedding floral work). This past Sunday I had a booth at a wedding expo and so various projects came from that.

This first one was one I was able to do so recycling with. I love to recycle with projects as much as possible. I have made petal baskets in the past but usually they have been round. (You can see my tutorial here.) But we happened to have a bunch of milk cartons around (Milk in cartons was on a really good sale recently!) and I happened to think that they might work for a basket base.

After cutting the milk carton down to the desired height I then covered it with batting. Then I sewed a fabric "box" out of a fabric scrap and put it over top the carton. For the handle I used a plastic band thing that came around my flower boxes when they were delivered. I sewed ribbon on both sides of it. Then I hot glued everything together. I didn't line it yet but I think it would look better if I did. Also like that it is a bit plain.

A ribbon dresses it up a little and it would also look cute with a little flower attached to the side. I see lots of possibilities for creativity.

I also had lots of fun making things with flowers this past weekend so I thought I would share a few pictures:

An arrangment in an ice pedastool. These always look very elegant and attract quite a bit of attention at the bridal shows.

This was something new I tried: A flower cube (the sides were covered with real mums and then I used a little variety on top. Then I put a twig in it which I hung candles from.

I attached the ribbon to these this weekend as well to make these little hanging candle holders.

I had lots of fun working with purples and pinks.
Here I am at the show. My lovely sister Keren joined me to help out. Thanks Keren! She also took some pictures. The show was quite successful for which I am thankful.

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More than Survival said...

Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I miss working with flowers... I haven't done a wedding in a year and a half...... I have put it on the back burner for now. Do you have a cooler?? How do you store your fresh flowers??

I LOVE the ice!!! How do you do that! That would be so fun to do!!!! Do you have a mold for that??

You do beautiful work!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the show! Your flower arrangements are gorgeous.

Kim said...

You just can't go wrong with flowers. The candles on the twigs is a wonderful idea.

Venessa said...

You do a great job with the flowers!!! I really like the square with mums and then the candles hanging from it make even neater!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

A wonderful idea! And your flower arrangements are so beautiful!

Maria said...

You do great work!

Nola said...

What great work! I also enjoyed seeing the flower "cube". I don't do flower arranging for pay, but I do it with flowers from my yard when I can, and I love to do it. I might enter some in the fall fair here this year if I can, just for fun.

Jackie said...

I love all of your wedding flower ideas. Lovely! I did the flowers for my brothers wedding last summer and had fun. I am not great at it, but it saved them money and was part of my gift to them.

Abbi said...

Thanks everybody! The variety of flowers that God made is always so amazing to me. I think it is so fun to be able to work with them.

Heather, I have an old fridge that I use as a cooler for the flowers and I do use molds for the ice.


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