Felt and Charm Design Process
Want a bouquet that will last? Be different? Be you?
Then felt a Flipside felt and charm bouquet is the way to go! The felt and charm design process of creating a felt and charm bouquet is highly personal, emotive and fun. By the way, I’m fed up of typing felt and charm bouquet. Can I say FaC? FaCs can be cute, comical, whimsical, classic, dramatic – anything you want them to be. As they’re handcrafted, each one is different. They’ll last a lifetime and can become family heirlooms. Today I’m going to take you on a journey through my thought process (be afraid), and share the creative journey of some of my recent bouquets. This is the story of you – the route you’ll take on way to holding the bouquet of your dreams.
In the Beginning……
….there’s an idea. A cheeky little thought. You may be sitting on the sofa watching your fave program, reading a book or doing a hobby, thinking how fun it would be to have a bouquet that reflects that. If you’re not the sort of person who wants traditional flowers, and wants to inject your personality into your big day – FaCs are your weapon of choice!
So you have an idea in mind; Little Mermaid, Mods, rainbow, Alice in Wonderland, Captain America, Campervans…..the list goes on.
How do you turn that into a bouquet? Easy my love – you ask a funky Flipster! I’m here to realise your dreams, and make them even more awesome than you can possibly imagine. This Felt and Charm Design process will explain how.
Size matters….no matter what he says
I offer 3 guideline sizes; small, medium and MAHOOSIVE, which are illustrated below. However, as this is a bespoke process, you can have whatever size your ickle heart desires.
Selecting from the rainbow, and adding charm
My god I love this stage!! I mean seriously love it. I get to go shopping on your behalf! Yay, thank you! I have over 60 shades of felt for you to choose from, but don’t panic – I have ninja skills when it comes to whittling down options. You give me a rough idea, and we’ll take it from there.
I love hunting down vintage buttons charms. One bride recently asked for chickens, cats, pugs, cornish pixies and sea shells. And she can blinkin well have them if she wants! I can also add in pin badges, lego pieces and more, to accentuate your theme. For that extra touch, why not include applique, like in the Nightmare Before Christmas example?
Flowers, embroidery and beads
Each flower is hand made, and the different shape possibilities means no two bouquets are ever alike. I’ll work with you to decide which shapes will best suit your theme or colours. Then we can look at one of my favourite stages – embroidery and beads. If you want them of course! It’s totally up to you. You can be as involved as you like in the selection of threads and sparklies, or you can leave it up to my wonderfully weird imagination. The joy of charm bouquets is discovering gorgeousness on every single flower.
This is where the pixies take over! The magical glitter cloud whips up into full force, and forms your glorious, bespoke blooms into a bouquet. I don’t use oasis, foam or forms of any type. Each flower is positions by hand, to create the doomed felt and charm bouquet shape. I’ll send you photos at this stage too, to make sure you’re 100% happy before we add the finishing touches.
Finishing Magical Touches
The final stage is to pick the finishing touches for your bouquet. This can be the ribbon to wrap the handle, adding streamers, or gem stems for an extra bit of bling. Or, you may opt for a totally different handle finish, like the Game of Thrones example below. I can also add brooches, mini photo frames and quotes, like the Nightmare Before Christmas example below.
Your family and guests will be utterly wowed by the story your bouquet tells.
ERMAGERD!! How do I get one of these?!?!
What the Flip??!?
Flipside Bride – creator/maker of quirky bouquets, buttonholes and more for non-traditional couples around the world.
Cake eater, glitter pusher, rum lover.
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