Paper wedding flowers are rad — there is no doubt — and there are so many kinds and so many ways to incorporate them into your wedding. From bouquets, to centerpieces, to boutonnieres, to backdrops, let's see what Offbeat Bride readers have done with their paper wedding flowers…
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Wow! 100-year-old sheet music. I’m a musician and I can’t think of much more precious than that to put in a bridal bouquet.
All my flowers for my wedding are paper! It has saved us a boatload of money and I can keep them forever. Plus making them gave me an excuse to watch a ton of tv.
Agreed on all counts! Making the flowers was such a fun, low cost, low key craft and we didn’t have to worry about them wilting!
I wrote a tutorial for making paper roses in case anyone would like to try it out for themselves: http://nerdycare.blogspot.com/2013/02/geeky-crafting-paper-flowers.html
The flowers looks very good, but i think the lack of smell will ruin the entire event. I mean, why do you buy flowers? They smell nice..
Funny, I was thinking how the lack of smell would be a benefit for some guests — folks with allergies or fragrance sensitivities.
Agreed! I actually dislike when flowers are too fragrant at weddings – the smell interferes with the smell of the food.
Also, there’s always air fresheners if someone really wants that floral smell without spending the money on fresh flowers 😉
I made some paper flowers just to put in a vase in my dining room but before I made them I stained the paper by soaking it in coffee. Now I feel like I have the best of both worlds, beautiful flowers that won’t wilt but they still smell fantastic, just like coffee and paper instead of flowers.
Does anyone know of a tutorial to make flowers similar to the bottom ones? Everything I’m finding is is a different style.
Did you find an answer to your question? I am making coffee filter flowers for my bridesmaid bouquets. I used the tutorial here:
Except I dyed the filters beforehand with fabric dye.
Just wanted to mention if you are doing kusudama for the boutonnières, be sure to have some spares made and handy. My dad’s fell apart after too many hugs and I had made a spare for my husband’s (comic book pages) but not my dad’s (sheet music). I probably didn’t glue them right or something!
There are some fabulous origami-ists (whatever you call them) on Etsy. I found one who allowed me to borrow some of her origami wedding bouquets for a photo-shoot with a makeup artist. They were a lot of fun… and last forever if you don’t crush them.
I’m making coffee filter roses for my flowers, and using them for everything! Centrepieces, bouquets, boutonnières, cake decoration… The whole lot probably cost me under 20 squids 🙂 I’m imagining people will want to take some afterwards, and I’ll be able to keep some forever too.
For our wedding, his boutonniere and the groomsmen’s all contained portions of code he wrote while he was in college. My bouquet and the bridesmaid’s were all sheet music and colored paper. I also made a bunch of roses for the tables, but Bookworm Eats Flower made the bouquets and boutonnieres. They were freaking fantastic.
Love these tutorials!! I absolutely love making beautiful flowers so these will be perfect to add to the collection!
I’m actually way more excited about making paper flowers than I am about paying for real flowers. Has anyone had success making flowers out of newsprint? Future husband and I are both journalists and met working in a newsroom, so that would be cool and all, but I wonder if something more hardy wouldn’t work better. I have just started looking into options, and this post is AWESOME.
One of my favorite types of paper to use when making flowers are painted magazine pages. There are so many options, and I’m sure newsprint could produce many, many beautiful flowers!!
If you have access to an abundance of newsprint, I say go with that 🙂
This girl is based out of San Diego but ships anywhere. Check out her website for some inspiration or just take the easy route and buy them (just not before I do) 😉 http://www.lazulie-blithe.com
This is fantastic. Thank you!
I made a tutorial for how I made my bouquets. Both styles should work with newspaper. http://chocolateandbacon.blogspot.com/2014/10/paper-flower-bouquet-diy.html
Does anyone here know where I can get custom flowers made? I need a really specific set of colors and a very artsy design. Thanks!
I made my bouquet out of sheet music, vintage French books on marriage, poetry, and literature. Some of the books and music I used were given to me by my MIL; they were piano books my husband used as a child, as well as her high school books. I also decorated it with crystal beads and peacock feathers, as well as a battery-powered light strand wrapped in tulle up inside it. I’ve had a huge demand for the flowers since posting pics, and my friends think I should sell the bouquets. I’ve been experimenting with scrapbook paper and tissue paper, as well.
Does anyone have a DIY on the coffee filter one.?
I made mine out of cupcake baking cups and tissue paper. I’m really happy with how it came out, and FH even encouraged me to enter it in a contest his mom saw! Photo is here: http://makeamazingcontest.scotchbrand.com/EntryDetailsvoting.aspx?EntryID=135&voteid=8&votechoiceid=46
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