(Closed) Paper Flowers! Yes or No way?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

paper flowers are seriously cool. Fiddly but cool!

I have created quite a few for reception decorations, But Im not doing them for my bouquet.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My inspiration was http://www.averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/ This girl is amazing with paper flowers.

heres a few piccies that I had on file from mine 🙂 Im def not a pro at it, but I gave it a good shot! lol

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

I love this idea! Go for it! 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Indian Head Camp, Honesdale Pennsylvania

I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but I don’t think paper flowers are necessarily eco-friendly. Pretty? Yes. Eco-friendly? With the bleaching, dying, pulping and harvesting processes, probably not. Not to mention that most of the paper won’t be recycled or composted because most people don’t take the time to separate the wire and plastic bits. Sorry to be a downer.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think those flowers are amazing! The one nice thing about paper flowers is that you can keep your bouquet for forever after and don’t have to have it specially preserved.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

msveggie your prob not going to like me…

My work is at a woodchip mill. So people buying paper, keeps me in work. :S

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I thought about doing them. Then I woke up and smelled the roses, and realized that 1. I like the real thing too much to use paper, 2. I can’t stand that kind of papery, time consuming craft, and 3. when I did try to make one, I gave up after five minutes because the “flower” looked like the offspring of Frankenstein’s monster and Lady Gaga. Soooo it’s not going to happen for me. 😛 More power to you if you have the skills and patience for it!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think they are beautiful.  If I have time to DIY more stuff, I love the pew/chair flowers.. those are super cute.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

SO funny you post this!  I was just on Martha’s website last night and came across her DIY instructions for paper flowers.  I think they are fabulous!

I am on the fence with having them for my wedding.  Half of me is dreaming about this totally unique, whimsical wedding complete with paper flowers…and then half of me is trying to go the traditional route.  Either way, paper flowers have my love! 

Those bouquets you posted from the Etsy seller are phenomenal! 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love a forever bouquet!  And these are so creative!  Love it!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think paper flowers done right, can look downright elegant and stunning. Very martha-stewart! However, think about the amount of time it will take to achieve that look on your own. I think buying them from an etsy artist would be the most relastic (and sane) way to go!

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