Watch more Flower Crafts videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/112-Flower-Crafts Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to make your own custom silk flowers, a beautiful addition to wedding bouquets or arrangements. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Design the petals Design your petals. Popular varieties include calla lilies, roses, and daisies. Use the fabric pen to trace the petal stencils onto your silk fabric. The number of petals you make will vary depending on the amount of flowers needed. More petals will result in a fuller flower. Tip Use a real flower for inspiration while making the artificial one. Examine the shape of the petals and study the shades of color on the body and stem. Step 2: Cut the petals Cut out the petals, adding color and texture to each petal with your paintbrush and small dabs of fabric paint. Enhance the color and create depth by darkening the edges and tapering the color at the center. Tip Real flowers do not grow in a consistent pattern. Mimic nature and layer the petals randomly when finishing your flower. Step 3: Assemble the petals Assemble your first set of petals. Use two to four petals to form the inner section of the flower. Overlap petals one at a time to create the full bloom. Step 4: Make the stem Use thin floral wire to the make the stem. Cut it to length with wire cutters. Thread the stem through the petals and secure it with fabric glue. Step 5: Wrap the stem Wrap the stem wires with green floral tape for a professional, finished look. Dab a touch of glue at each end to keep the tape in place. Arrange your flowers into a teardrop or posy bouquet for weddings or artfully gather them in an eye-catching vase. Did You Know? Ivy in wedding flowers symbolizes fidelity.
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