Saturday, June 25, 2011

failed craft project turned bouquet idea.

So I've had some of the materials for this project I've had in mind tucked away for quite some time now.  Like maybe 5 months?  Eek.  Well, this last weekend, the husband and I had a little "date night", which really consisted of him doing homework while I crafted.  But for us, being in the same room at the same time is considered a date lately, I guess.


Before this little date night, I took a quick trip to the craft store with my friend Holly for the remainder of my items, and got to work.

Let me also say that I was pretty excited to finish this project since I'd had it on my list for so dang long.

I got the idea, and the tutorial, from cute Miss Amanda's blog over here.

Adorable, right?

Well, it failed miserably.  It turned out way too big for the space I was making it for, and the color I chose made it end up looking like a rose ball, which is definitely not the look I was going for.  I have a cranberry accent color throughout my living room, so I thought it'd be perfect... boy was I wrong.

After the miserable fail and about 10 minutes of pouting to the husband, I realized this fabric-decor-ball-gone-wrong would be the cutest alternative to your traditional bridesmaid flower bouquets.

You like??

If you get a good deal on fabric, these can be very inexpensive, and they're pretty easy to make.   And they can be recycled as home decor after the wedding!

As long as you park them in the right space in your home.



  1. I also think I like the shoes. They look chartreuse...?

  2. aren't those adorable? the bride picked those out for a wedding i was in. not quite chartreuse.. a little more green. apple green. i love them.