I got these in the mail yesterday.
Well, technically they arrived on Monday, but the box (understandably) didn't fit in my mailbox. And the line at the post office on Tuesday was out the door. So I retrieved them yesterday.
I got them on eBay, for the amazing price of $1.54/each -- including shipping. I'm very pleased about this, considering that the cheapest I found the same size (5") in stores was $3.99.
They're the main ingredient of my next craft project: pomanders. I've seen 2 styles that I like, so I'm going to make 1 of each & see which one "wins". First, the paper flower version:
Found on Once Wed here. I need something called seam binding, which can apparently be ordered on Etsy. But I think for the trial run I'll use plain ribbon/scrap fabric. No need to invest until I know it's a go.
Second is the tissue paper version:
Photo from the Budget-Savvy Bride here, with instructions on Vintage Glam Weddings here. I like the look of these better, but I'm also fairly certain that they're a lot more labor-intensive.
Which brings me to my next point: my wedding is over 7 months away, and yet I find myself in an almost permanent state of anxiety if I'm not doing something physically related to planning the f*cking thing. What the hell is that about? I'm normally pretty even-keeled (unless I'm in traffic, which doesn't count.) I don't get stage fright before performances (I freak out afterward, instead), and I'm good at completing big projects by continually chipping away at them one piece at a time. So What. The. F*ck! is this all about?
Also, the reception venue I've had my eye on for months finally gave me a price quote yesterday. More than five times the advertised rate. Fuckers. So I'm back to square one on that.
Hmmm ... maybe those last two things are related.