Are you ready for Part 2 of the Fabulous Rebel to Housewife Bridal Shower? We have so many fab ideas for you that we are gonna have to stretch this into a three parter!
I want to forewarn you now that I maybe should have titled this: "Longest Post Ever!"
There have been some questions about how the flower bustier of dress form was made. It was trial and error and I'd like to pass on the tips that I learned.
- I used small straight pins to pin flowers on.
- Take flowers apart and with a low temp glue gun put a small amount of glue on each layer to glue together. Why low temp? Because I'm not very coordinated and I would like to keep my fingers from getting 3rd degree burns.
- I glued the plastic stamen (that's the technical name for that thingy that's in the center of the flower) on the hydrangeas to the flower petals and then cut the back of the stamen flush with the flower.
- I glued the small red flowers together without the stamen, kind of scrunching the top red petal so you couldn't see the hole where the stamen was.
- After gluing the daisy petals together, I glued the red flower to the middle of the daisy (where the stamen would be.)
- I put the belt on the form first so I knew where the bottom of the floral bustier would be.
- Find the spot that will be the V of the bustier and pin one hydrangea blossom there.
- Pin one hydrangea blossom on each side where the bustier would end under the arm.
- Pin one hydrangea blossom on each spot that would be the top of the bustier of the breast or as I like to call them "the ta-tas".
- Stand back and check to see if it looks symmetrical. Be sure to stand back often during the whole process and check to see how it looks.
- Fill in the hydrangea trim. Be sure to put pin in the bottom layer petal so it won't be seen.
- Now start pinning the daisies on, keeping in mind that you don't want one daisy centered on each side or it will look like a strippers pasty - unless you're going for that look! I started with the daisy under the V and pinned around the trim and then worked my way down to the belt.
- There you have it - easy peasy.
Now for the favors: the favors are the dollar store (10 for $1) bridal dress favors that I fabbed up to look like a million bucks! Super simple to do except the numerous trips to Craft Warehouse, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart and JoAnn's to get the right paper and trim. You know how that is - you have to look at all the paper and trim to see what is available and then go back and get them from three different stores because no store has paper and trim to go together. The jeweled band came from Walmart, small polka dot from Hobby Lobby and large polka dot from Michaels.
Assembling the Favors:
- Trace the bodice of dress favor on the small polka dot paper and cut out. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat enough for front and back of each favor. Again, we really went old school, pencil and scissors - no fancy schmancy Cricut or Silhouette.
- Trace and cut out skirt using large polka dot paper for front and back of each favor.
- Printed text in speech bubbles and cut out. I had four different sayings.
- Glue front and back bodice to dress form.
- Attach flower to bodice and blinged trim at waist.
- Using a half of a white address label, attach small white floral wire to back of speech bubble.
- Using other half of white address label, attach other end of wire to inside of dress favor.
- Fill with favors and close up with glue dots.
- Now rest your fingers from all the cutting you've done unless you did what I did and find someone to cut out everything - Thank you Mr. Groom-to-be!
Miss Angela Glossy Flossy will continue with Part 3 which will be all about table decor, games and food. That's sounds like another reeeaaaalllyyy long post - this may become a four parter.