I am still trucking away on wedding stuff. I am bound and determined to make all of my own things because I am a cheap-o and can’t imagine paying someone to make things that I am perfectly capable of making myself. Not to toot my own horn, but I have a pretty good crafty thumb when it comes to this sort of stuff. I grew up with and mother whom is an artist. Not only can she draw like no other, she can craft, paint, bake, cook, and so much more. And truly, I have followed in her footsteps.
This isn’t the first wedding I have made things for. Years ago, like 12, a co-worker of mine was working on her daughters wedding and asked me to help her make all of the flower arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but in the end, I amazed myself. So I knew that I could take on this project and I would be fine. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy. But I will sit on one project until I perfect it. Even if it takes days.
So I already showed you guys the start of my center pieces. As of right now, they are still not complete. I purchased some special paint for the jars and have to paint them and then add all of the decor back on them. Once I perfect them, I will post the finished product. But till then, I have been working on some other projects. Yes, I like to jump around with my projects. It just works good for me that way.
Last week I started my card box. It’s not finished, but it is started. And last night I started making the bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids. I decided to use artificial flowers because they are just as beautiful to me, they don’t die, and I can make them now. There are so many places you can purchase artificial flowers and get some pretty realistic ones for a very good price. Especially if you follow the sales at all the craft stores. At this point, I am pretty sure I have stock in Hobby Lobby, lol.
These bouquets are of course not finished. I have some embellishments that I want to add to them to tie them together a little more. Once I have everything complete, I will be sure to post my final accomplishments.