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Crafting Paper Flowers for DIY Wedding Bouquets
I've always been obsessed with flowers and I absolutely love the idea of making flowers out of paper. Taking it one step further and making a wedding bouquet out of paper flowers is an excellent way to hand-make something for your wedding that will last forever and become a conversation piece on its own.
Whether you are earthy and natural or elegant and sophisticated, there are so many resources out there for all different kinds of paper and paper flowers that you can mix and match to tune into your wedding style.
Paper Rosettes and Carnations
You will find everything you need to create the main photo, above (the cream and white bouquet) as well as in any color you wish (like the deep purple and celadon green at right) in this tutorial at Projectwedding.com.
She uses a styrofoam ball as a base, and if you use a very small ball and attach a ribbon loop, this can easily be made as a flower girl pomander as well.
Shaped Crepe Paper Flowers
Marthastewartweddings.com has the tutorial for making these lovely, delicate shaped crepe paper flowers. These can be added to your wedding bouquet, or fashioned into a matching bouteniere for the groom or groomsmen.
Paper Flowers by Bridecraft.com
Paper flowers tutorial from Bridecraft.com shows you everything you need to make a fluffy tissue paper flower bridal bouquet.
Her variety of flower can easily be mixed with many of the other available options out there.
50+ Plus Links for Paper Flower Tutorials, Patterns and Ideas
Tipnut.com has over 50 links with pictures of different paper flowers with everything from coffee filter roses to paper daisies.
Have fun searching through the different ideas and coming up with different combinations for wedding bouquets, centerpieces or decorations.
Handmade Papers for Flower Patterns
There are literally hundreds of handmade papers on the market that could be mixed and matched and incorporated into your paper flower designs.
Look for papers make out of:
- Ogoura Lace
Just to name a few.
Sites that sell paper online:
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