Good morning! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend? Mine was great and ended brilliantly with a trip to the cinema last night to see The Great Gatsby. Loved it and really want to see it a second time! Today’s post is for the real DIY bride, a girl who’s not afraid to get down to the hard work and rope in friends and family, because she knows that it will be budget friendly and look spectacular. We are talking about crepe paper flowers today, how and where you can use / style them  and of course, how it is you can actually make them!

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Paper Flower Bouquets

A beautiful way to incorporate crepe paper flowers into you wedding day are to use them in your bouquet. They can be a great activity for a bridal shower or hen party and I think they just look so striking. I actually think the larger, double and triple arranged flowers make much more of an impact than a lots of smaller ones and it’s far less work! Win win. The first three images are from a wedding by  Studio Castillero and the DIY can be found on Green Wedding Shoes. The 4th image is one of my absolute favourites and the instructions to create this look can be seen on Studio DIY. The paper floral crown from Glass Jar Photography is another unique way to add personal style to your wedding day. Finally, the last paper bouquet is beautifully handmade and the entire wedding had so many beautiful paper flower details, you should check it out on Style Me Pretty.

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Paper Flower Ceremony Backdrops

Another area where handmade paper flowers can make such a big impact on your wedding day is using them to style your ceremony backdrop. The results are amazing but a lot of hard work and time is involved. If you are travelling overseas or even on a long journey, this could be tricky to recreate as it will be harder to mind the delicate paper detailing. Again, it’s one for family and friends the week of your wedding if you are looking for some fun activities but be sure that you have the time, patience and that you know what you are doing. The last thing you want is to be stressed out because you are under pressure! The gigantic free standing flowers were part of the Ruche campaign last year and they shared the “how to” over on Design Sponge. The simple string flower garland can actually be bought from Lille Syster if you want the look without the effort! They have so many beautifulpaper garlands, you will be spoiled for choice. The giant paper flowers at the next real wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes and the DIY can be found here. The chair garland is a simpler way to add this feature to your decor and this particular one was created for a styled shoot by Paige Reaux Photography. Finally, this show stopper of a backdrop was created by friends, family and neighbours of the happy couple and the full wedding can be seen over on Borrowed and Bleu.

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 Paper Flower Centrepieces

Why not create paper peonies and roses for centrepieces using colourful crepe paper? They look so cute and would add so much to an outdoor, whimsy or rustic style wedding. I am so in love with the handmade, watercolour flowers from Craftberry Bush. They look so real and the tutorial is easy to follow. These paper peonies from Le Chat de Sucre are so delicate.

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Paper Flower Cake Toppers

Last, but by no means least are paper flower decorations for your wedding cake. They can be created in the same way as all of the other flowers we have seen but isn’t this cake above just fabulous? The paper roses were made using coffee filters!  The result is stunning. Find the tutorial from Miso Bakes on The Cake Blog.

Hope we managed to get the creative juices flowing this morning! You can find plenty of tutorials online on how to make paper flowers but Martha Stewart has a good series on how to make certain types of flowers.. it’s all in how you cut the petals! Have a great day ladies and gents!

4 Responses

    • Lindsay

      I LOVE them! Going to have to make them for a party. Love them as a backdrop too!


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