(Closed) DIY Paper Flowers

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I made my throw away bouquet and like 200 single flowers to use for decoration from coffee filters. They were easy to work with, CHEAP (I could make about 10-11 flowers per pack of 100 filters), easy to purchase (grocery store… dollar store…. pretty much anywhere) and you can colour them any colour you want/need

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

How realistic are you wanting the flowers to look?

I prefer crepe paper for flower making. It is thicker so it holds up better in my opinion than tissue paper.  It also stretches and so when you make the petals you can stretch them gently and it makes a nice realistic curl. You can buy crepe paper online in a large variety of colors.

I think coffee filters work really well for doing roses, but I haven’t really seen other flowers done super realistically.(I could be wrong… I just personally haven’t really seen other types of flowers made with coffee filters)

I’m making my flowers out of old silk that I bought from someone on etsy, and it’s turning out pretty good. So that could be an option. It is nice because the silk holds up a lot better and I can paint it.

 

Do you have a tent? Is there going to be a protective covering if it rains?

 

Post # 8
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202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissesAwesome:  Those pomanders are gorgeous! I definitely get the time consuming thing. My silk flowers are taking forever!

I think crepe paper are the best option if you want ease and to be more realistic. I would probably do crepe paper for the reception, but go ahead and just buy silk for the ceremony. Crepe paper, and coffee filters for that matter, aren’t going to hold up well if it rains.

I’m not really picky when it comes to flowers, so I think just buying silk would be fine. (fake flowers are way better than they used to be) You could also splurge for real touch flowers if you want an ultra realistic look. 🙂

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