You want beautiful flowers everywhere at your wedding, but don’t have the thousands of dollars to do it? Luckily for you, paper flowers are the hottest item right now! They are not only absolutely affordable and easy to make-but will make that statement at your wedding you are looking for. Depending on the papers and style of your flowers, you can have anywhere from a sophisticated simple look, to a colorful wild look. Your imagination, not your budget will be your only constraint.
So, where to start, and what types of flowers should you make to get the theme you want. As I see it there are two ways to go when making paper flowers…
• crepe paper flowers
• stiff, decorative craft paper flowers
Tissue/crepe paper flowers will give a more natural, soft look and would work great in more formal settings. Craft paper can give you a look as versatile as the paper you choose. It generally is more of a hip, fun look, although could be transformed into almost anything. Let your creativity guide you! This is one way to make this wedding uniquely “you” in a way nothing else could. Lets look at the two types of paper flower fun.
Crepe Paper Flowers
To get a good idea of the time and supplies to make these flowers, marthastewart.com has countless ideas and tutorials. You can go to her website and just type in “paper flowers, or here are links to instructions and pictures from her website…
I heard a paper artist once say she collected vintage crepe paper for her flowers. It will be exciting to shop and gather the papers you will use. I bought a book on amazon.com called “Tissue Paper Flowers” by Klutz that was great. They are pretty pricey, but buy a used one for $6-you won’t need the sample paper, just be sure it includes all the patterns!
Decorative Paper flowers
Before you read one word further, click this link to see the amazing possibilities of paper flowers. http://eloisecorrdanch.com/PaperSculpture
All I can say is WOW!!! I made some of these flowers for a room decoration along a ceiling shelf, and it was F-U-N!!!!!! Scissors, a glue gun, and paper are the only supplies you will need! It took me a while to figure out how to bend the paper without ripping it… but after a few attempts, my flowers kept getting better and better until overcome with the coolness of these flowers, I couldn’t stop myself! I got nothing else done that day.
Here is another good website on how to make these flowers, some cool examples, and my humble attempt at the bottom.
SO, get some crafty friends together, block out a couple of days, rent some chick flicks and have FUN!!!! The possibilities are endless, and you CAN have the look you want of flowers everywhere at your wedding.
Below are some other ways to decorate with the paper flowers.
Who knows where to get good paper?