Made by hand: rows and rows of roses

I promise not to make this blog entirely about wedding planning (though it is tempting), but will be posting some crafty fun from time to time... planning a wedding offers oh so many opportunities to make stuff! Its really important to me that as many elements of our wedding as possible be handmade.

So this weekend I decided to try my hand at organza roses. Turns out its super easy and I think the result is pretty nice. First I gathered a few different shades of organza and cut out circular petals.

The next step is so singe the edges over a flame, then layer them on top of eachother.



Once you have a bunch layered, all that needs to be done is to sew a bead in the middle to hold the flower together.



Do I need 20 organza roses for my wedding? Not sure. But they were fun to make!




*Title of post is a quote from Like Likes Like by Chris Raschka