Paper flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

jgargiulo :  Have we done paper flowers? Yes. They take time, but you also have time. Do not put these off – each stem takes roughly 10 minutes to make. I made somewhere near 200, it took a while and your hands will get super tired.

 

I just used regular scrapbook paper, both the thin kind and the thicker cardstock.

 

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Post # 3
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Hi Bee! 

I also plan on doing paper flowers. I did a few as a test run and fell in love with them. These are just some of my examples. I think the fact that you can tell they are homemade is part part of the charm. This charm may not work for a black tie wedding of 300 people in a fancy ballroom though so I guess keep that in mind. 

I apologize if the pictures are large.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

jgargiulo :  I agree. My Fiance and I are not formal either and the homemade flowers make it all the more personal for us! Please post pictures when you have them all complete so we can see!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I’m not sure what she plans for her own bouquet, but the bride who’s wedding I’m in this summer is doing paper flowers for the bridesmaids, corsages, and boutonneirs. We sat around folding a billion of ’em on Saturday. 😉 I think it’s easiest to set aside an afternoon or two to do them, rather than doing a few at a time, but either works.

They are turning out to be lovely! As far as formal/informal goes, yes, they may be less formal than real roses, BUT… the bride is wearing a very formal satin gown (vintage–her grandmother’s!) and we’re all in (mismatched) floor-length chiffon.

The bouquets are made with these instructions: http://fayettewoman.com/diy-wedding-favors-everlasting-bouquet.html

The boutonneires made following these instructions, but we changed one step. Instead of cutting the holes before assembling, we snipped the holes as we assembled so each layer fit snug. http://www.capitolromance.com/2011/12/21/diy-tutorial-paper-roses-from-books-or-sheet-music/

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

@Bethio do you know how many of those flowers she is using for each bouquet? I made one and it was beautiful I am just trying to figure out how many I will need.

Thank You!

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Thank you! I have 9 bouquets to make including mine, 12 boutineers and no corsages. My wedding isn’t until May of 2019 but I feel like I should start making them now haha.

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