Post # 1
Hi All! I’m having a library themed wedding, and really want to use paper flowers from book pages for my bouquet and my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets. I’ve seen a lot of really cute paper flower bouquets, but not a ton that I love with the flowers that are made out of book pages. I don’t want an entire bouquet of book pages, but a few with some other paper flowers to accent them. I’ve made two attempts, but I’m not happy with either. My main color is ice blue, hence all the blue in the attempted bouquets. Any ideas? I’m about to give up and get a florist! Please ignore the unfinished stems in the first picture – I am really just focused on the flower part of the bouquet. Thanks!
Post # 4
@kristenspa: In the first pic, the book page flowers look like an after thought. They are not incorporated into the bouquet, but seem perched on the outside of the bouquet. I don’t think the tissue paper flowers and the book page flowers work well together.
The other version is too rigid. Everything is precisely placed and too even.
Try for something a little less rigid, but mixing it up more.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Not sure how you feel about mixing paper flowers and fake/silk flowers. That’s what I needed up doing and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
Post # 6
@Ms_Purple: That is beautiful!
Post # 7
@kristenspa: The coffee filter bouquet can still work. Just make the blue flowers smaller (like carnation size, instead of peony size). that way you can arrange clusters of blue flowers with your book page flowers and have it feel more like a real bouquet (instead of trying to mix together 2 large flowers).
sort of like these:
Post # 8
I like the BM’s flowers better than yours because of the three different colors (it adds depth). Try adding that softer/sheer between the blues.
P.S. I am making my own flowers too and its is frustrating but you have a great vision and wonderful progress…you are almost there! Keep it up!
Post # 9
@julies1949: I love that idea!
@kristenspa: I love the idea of maybe printing something on your colored paper and making them so the dont stand out so much like in your origionals. I think both came out very nicely , what if you make the printed flower smaller then the others ? i love this idea, and the other images people poasted were great! ide love to see what you end up doing,,,
Post # 10
@Ms_Purple: Wow! Yours turned out so well! Gives me something to strive for. I may bring a few of the book page flowers into the craft store this weekend, to see how they look against silk flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!
@julies1949: I love the picture you posted. I think I may try to either color book pages, or print text on colored paper, to see how it turns out. I’ll keep you posted – thanks for the advice!
@amethystJCM: Great idea…I’ve seen a few paper flowers that are really small and look great, so I might try that! Thanks!
When/if I finally figure it out, I’ll post updated pictures. Thanks for all the feedback!
Post # 11
@kristenspa: I would think about making the paper flowers in different shapes of flowers not all the same. Maybe like this?
Also another way to incorporate the blue color is to spray paint the tip edge blue like these below. I think it would look better just to have all paper flowers with small amounts of blue
Post # 12
@weddingbound: I love that first bouquet! I definitely plan on making paper bouquets for my wedding someday and I love seeing inspiration pics that are different that what I’ve found so far! Most of what I’ve seen is all just paper roses or kusudama flowers