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Butterfly faux flower bouquet.

Butterfly faux flower bouquet.

Another bouquet that I had created as part of a series of accessories for an apple green and black themed wedding, this time for a sweet little flower girl. Big, blooming ivory faux flowers, soft butterflies, apple green and black accents, this bouquet is classic and elegant.

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Working on a very tight budget, I had to get creative with the supplies. I purchased ivory faux flowers at my local dollar store and because they weren't the nicest looking flowers, I took them apart and reworked the petals. I added organza and beads in the centres to make prettier, new flowers that certainly did not look like they were purchased for cheap. A touch of apple green fabric below the bouquet and a black satin ribbon with green accent beads on the handle complete the bouquet.

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To make the butterflies, I started with two flat paper butterflies that were actually meant for scrapbooking (also purchased at the dollar store). To the wings, I added a couple of layers of green organza, which gave the butterflies some dimension. Finally, in the centre of the wings, I aligned a row of rock beads; green for the body and one black to represent the head.

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I loved how this bouquet turned out. Not only does it look classy and elegant, but by purchasing the supplies for just a few dollars, I was able to stay within the very restricted budget. 

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Groomsmen boutonnieres in apple green+black colours.

Groomsmen boutonnieres in apple green+black colours.

Apple green+black fabric flower bouquet.

Apple green+black fabric flower bouquet.