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Raffia fan+ Ribbon+ Orchid= Friday Night Project

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Ok, I'm bugging....fryingpan.gif Please forgive me for my temporary lapse but I went here Bulk School Supplies, Restaurant Supplies, Cleaning Supplies, Gifts & Party Supplies - DollarTreeDirect.com and I went to floral supplies, and there are no other categories listed under that. It just shows vase's, river rocks, and some gerber daisies. No orchids! What am I missinghuh.giffrown.gif
oops sorry, I posted the wrong link. I'm the dunce fryingpan.gif. It's this Silk Orchid Flowers. Sorry about that. I corrected it in the previous post.

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oops sorry, I posted the wrong link. I'm the dunce fryingpan.gif. It's this Silk Orchid Flowers. Sorry about that. I corrected it in the previous post.
rofl.gif....Oh what relief. I seriously thought you were gonna be like what the hell is wrong with herhuh.gif LOL...I couldn't get it!!! shots.gifOk, I feel much better now! Thanks!! smile03.gif

Oh, last question, did you get the stems or the heads? How many did you actually order? I only have about 20 fans to do so I'm not sure how many I'd need.

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rofl.gif....Oh what relief. I seriously thought you were gonna be like what the hell is wrong with herhuh.gif LOL...I couldn't get it!!! shots.gifOk, I feel much better now! Thanks!! smile03.gif

Oh, last question, did you get the stems or the heads? How many did you actually order? I only have about 20 fans to do so I'm not sure how many I'd need.
I got the stems b/c it came out cheaper. there are 9 orchids per stem.

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Wow Leia - those came out beautiful!!!

 

i wish your wedding was before me so i could buy them from you LOL!

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Leia, may I ask where did you get your ribbon from? Did you get it at a good price? I'm trying to decide if I'm going to get pink raffia fans ($10 for 10) or just buy the natural color fans (12 for $5) and glitz it up with the ribbon and flower like you. The natural color fans are so much cheaper, but if i'm going to spend $$$ on flowers and ribbons I might as well get the pink ones I love.

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Leia, may I ask where did you get your ribbon from? Did you get it at a good price? I'm trying to decide if I'm going to get pink raffia fans ($10 for 10) or just buy the natural color fans (12 for $5) and glitz it up with the ribbon and flower like you. The natural color fans are so much cheaper, but if i'm going to spend $$$ on flowers and ribbons I might as well get the pink ones I love.
I bought my ribbon from a party warehouse store in San francisco, called Fantastico. It was $3.25 for 25 yards. I think the pink ones are really cute too. It's just that i wanted to incorporate my flowers.

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These are fantastic!!

 

I'm sorry, but can you post the link on how to make these? I searched but couldn't find it.

 

Do you just wrap the handles in ribbon and then glue the flower?

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Wow Leia - those came out beautiful!!!

i wish your wedding was before me so i could buy them from you LOL!
your too funny Alyssa. if I have extra I'll let you know...I already know your addy!

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These are fantastic!!

I'm sorry, but can you post the link on how to make these? I searched but couldn't find it.

Do you just wrap the handles in ribbon and then glue the flower?
Kudos to Tara (Tkim). She was the one that helped me! Here are her instructions:
I first cut the flowers off the stalk and left a 1 inch stem. I poked the flower through the fan, and then taped the stem down using double stick tape strips.

I then cut the ribbon and began wrapping at the left side of the handle and around to the other side. Then I wrapped the ribbon once or twice around the base of the fan (right below the orchid). To do the criss-cross thing I took Courtney's advice and used a butterknife. I picked a hole/slit on the fan near the flower, and then just pushed the ribbon through to the other side using the butter knife.

To get the ribbon to lay flat, I used A LOT of round double-sided glue dots. I tried to make sure that most of the ribbon was secure with the dots, otherwise, I found that the ribbon either curled or ended up slipping when you try to actually use the fan.

Also, to avoid the ribbon from curling/folding, I pulled it really tight before pressing it over the glue dot. Some of mine are still folded a little bit but I'm going to let those slide. =)

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