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#21 Roxyjude

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    Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

    Can't wait to see the pics!!

    #22 DWbridetobe

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      Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:58 PM

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      Originally Posted by nmurch
      love it! but how do you get them to look floating like do u tie knot's around them? and where did u go to get the orchids? just like a michaels?

      I'm tying a knot at the bottom of each of the flowers that I string. I'm thinking that if necessary, a dab of hot glue on each flower's center will keep them exactly where I want them.

      I got all my flowers from Michael's, as well as the line for it. The employee that I talked to at the store recommended the jewelry line to string them on, as it's stronger than anything else, apparently. It was pretty expensive compared to the others (at $18 vs $6 or $7), but I figure I'm savings HUNDREDS by DIY'ing, so a few extra bucks wasn't going to make or break me.

      #23 jhartford19

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        Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:33 PM

        I can't wait to see a picture!

        #24 jennypenny23

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          Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:55 PM

          The inspiration pic is gorgeous!!! There sure are some talented ladies here! Can't wait to see the finished product!

          #25 ourvm

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            Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

            Sounds great! Where are you all buying your orchids from? Michaels? I'm looking to use orchids for our centerpieces. I can't wait to see your pictures.

            #26 wendyjd

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              Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:49 PM

              I found some orchids at DollarTree, I'm going to give it a try.

              #27 bsf&jpg

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                Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

                Okay so i FINALLY took pics guys! There was an issue because I kept them hanging at work, and I had to take them down in a rush due to construction/expansion and they got SUPER tangled. took me 3 days to take them apart. but.... (drum roll please...)


                here they are!!!

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                close up:

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                I definitely need to make more.

                I tied a paperclip around the top ends so that you can hook the string around that way.



                #28 Shoesiesluvr

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                  Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

                  Oh wow!! That looks sooo gorgeous!! Good job on an amazing DIY project!
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                  #29 bsf&jpg

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                    Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:57 PM

                    thx u!!!

                    the FI looked at it and was like.... "oh.. nice.. so like I was saying..."



                    I dont think he got it.. maybe when he see's the BIG PICTURE he will appreciate it more. I think.

                    #30 miznunu2010

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                      Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:05 PM

                      Beautiful, How exactly where you making these?




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