Friday, March 30, 2012

Flower-girl petal cones

My daughters have the honor of being flower girls in Uncle Ryan and Aunt Holly's wedding next week! I had the pleasure of making the flower-girl petal cones. Here is a final draft of the creation thus far. I will await approval from the bride and groom before making the second cone.

Thank you to the Martha Stewart craft empire for the instructions. I thought I knew how to make a cone, but there's a little trick to the proportions and gluing...

The cone is made of scrapbook paper, cream with a black outlined pattern that helps it stand out against the white dress. The dress, by the way, is not the flower-girl dress. Naomi was playing dress up.

I incorporated antique lace from the groom's mother (my wonderful mother-in-law). The handle ribbon and bow are in the wedding colors.

I was thinking of making the second flower-girl cone with the purple ribbon under the lace for the handle and a green bow; the paper would be the same.

Flower-girl-in-training Naomi was very gentle with the paper cone.

I can't tell if she's posing or just bored with the photo shoot!

Here's a closer shot of the pattern on the paper. It seems to fit with the Renaissance theme of the wedding.