Can you "tea stain" silk flowers???
My real flowers will be vanilla colored gerber daisies, stephanotis and off white roses. I would like to make the church and reception floral arrangements out of similar silk flowers. Of course the ONLY vanilla gerbers I have found are sold by the stem, not on a bush. At $2 per flower, that just isn't in the budget. I can get a bush of white gerbers with 15 or more blooms for about 5 bucks. But that's going to stick out like a sore thumb with the other cream colored flowers. Has anyone ever tried this??? Please let me know

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:00 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would try one flower first... if not, you're only out $5... BUT i think it will work. you can tea stain lace, coffee filter, chiffon... why not silk flowers?

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:13 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I bought a wedding gown at Goodwill for $7 a couple of weeks ago and stripped it for parts to--it had gorgeous lace and the perfect skirt. Of course it was dripping with sequins and pearls. WHITE WHITE WHITE!! -- (Don't get me wrong-white gowns are beautiful, the one I'm making just happens to be mocha colored.)

I ripped all the lace off, stripped it of the pearls and sequins and tea stained that!! Looks awesome on my mocha satin dress. Now I'm adding back my own pearls and topaz colored austrian crystal beads. Today I'm going to rip apart the skirt and make a pattern from it to build my own skirt on--the shape is exactly what I want. Good rainy day to sew all day when I get home from work at noon. :-)

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:17 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
um... pics?? THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!! The only sewing I'm doing is my 3/4 wig (finished) and a ring bearer pillow... MAYBE. I don't have a sewing machine so it's all by hand :(

As for a white dress... I'm not a fan either. They're too bright! I am getting my dress in ivory. Our venue is in the middle of a state park and I think if I were to get a white gown it would clash like something horrible against all those neutral colors lol

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/diy-dress-really-taking-shape-have-look/579535f9b234ebd6.html

Olivia-here's the last thread I posted on my homemade dress. This is before I decided to dye the lace. Hope to have new pictures to post by the end of the weekend. With any luck, it will have a bottom half!! :-)

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wow... you must know what you're doing!! That looks amazing! Come do my alterations lol... I ordered my dress true to size but I think I want a more sweetheart neckline and maybe a shoulder strap?? Hahaha I have candy, please come?!!?

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:42 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Candy????.............mmmmmmm.....I like candy. I know just enough to be dangerous. I'm still trying to figure out how the hell I'm going to get it all put together, and I am not hemming it myself. I will have a friend who is a seamstress do that for me when I'm all done. I'm sure your bridal shop can help you out. I have seen other girls post similar alterations to their dresses. You may want to search the forums for a little advice.

I got lucky too--the skirt of the sacrificed wedding gown fits me perfectly, and the pattern I'm using for the top half is very easy to work with and all the "fitting" is on the side seams and will be done before all of the embellishments go on. And with a corset back, I can eat all the candy you send me and still fit into it.

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Woah-dude-you just changed your picture?!?!? Ive been wanting to do that, but can't seem to find the right page to do it.

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:45 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
HAHAHA CANDY!!

I ordered my gown through China and the alteration people around here all want 20 an hour... :/ I think I'm going to youtube how to do it and just DIY!!

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:47 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Go to your profile... click edit by your photos and upload... then make the one you uploaded your main image

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:52 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Can I see a picture of your gown? I may be able to help you with a few suggestions if I can see it. I am also thinking of one shoulder strap, out of that lace. I love lace straps. That's an idea for you to think over. I don't know where you live, but lace is pretty hard to find in your run of the mill fabric stores like JoAnn and Hobby Lobby. In fact, I had a very hard time finding what I need at all.

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Oct 08, 2011 at 10:58 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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Oct 08, 2011 at 11:16 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Oh pretty!!! I think I saw a pic of this yesterday that you posted. I love it!! I really do love the neckline the way it is. Its so unusual.

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Oct 08, 2011 at 11:18 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yeah and with the beading I think it makes it 100% more difficult... It will probably stay the same lol

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Oct 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Julie-
When i was making my flower girl purse i needed ivory flowers but Michael's only carried them in a stark white. I brewed tea and then dunked each flower in the tea before setting them upside down on a paper towel to dry. The color came out beautifully! Only dunk the flowers in once and allow to dry before determining if the color is dark enough. If you dip it too much it has a tendancy to turn the edges of the petals brown.

Good Luck and here's a picture of my final product....


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Oct 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks Nicole-that's adorable.

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Jan 22, 2012 at 6:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ok. Had to join today! I reallllly hope that the tea does stain darker around the edges. I am ordering ivory hydrangeas and i want them to look aged but not dead haha. I will of course test before i potentially ruin all of them. :).

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Jan 22, 2012 at 6:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Also to the OP....did you tea stain your flowers yet and do you have pics?
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