Summer is upon us and weddings abound! If you’re the type of bride (or friend of the bride) who likes to add the handmade touch to your bridal accessories, then this how to make a paper flower bouquet tutorial is for you. Create this charming paper flower bridal bouquet to perfectly match your color scheme. It’s not hard – follow along as I show you how to make a paper flower bouquet!
- We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board
- We R Memory Keepers Flower Stem Kit
- Scrapbook Paper
- Turquoise Paper Hydrangeas
- Fuchsia Paper Roses
- Satin Ribbon
- Lace Ribbon
- Glue Dots
- Glue Gun
Step 1: Go ahead and break out the instructions that came with the flower punch board. It’s easy to make flowers with this tool and the instructions are easy to follow. You first determine the flower size (I recommend XXS for this project) and cut paper according to the instructions.
Step 2: Line the paper up with the start line, punch the pink button at the top and use the blunt pink knife to fold a crease in the paper along the start lines.Step 3: Use the instructions as you continue to line the the creases up with the XXS small line, punch the pink button and create a new crease. This is what your strip of paper will look like once you finish the process. Well, this was the first flower I made, a medium, which was way too big for this project. So your strip of paper will have smaller petals.Step 4: Fold along the creased lines and adhere each petal to the previous petal. I used Glue Dots for this but any strong adhesive will work.Step 5: To make the petals seem more realistic, use the second pink tool to bend the petals outward a bit. Just slide the petal into the slit and gently roll the pink tool outwards.Step 6: Now you will open the stem kit to finish the flower. There are four steps to this process.
a. Place the stigma piece through the middle of the flower.
b. From underneath the flower, slide the sepal piece onto the screw-like button.
c. Then screw on a long green cover piece to secure the button.
d. Slip the flexible wire stem into the long green cover piece.
Step 7: Glue the pink paper roses onto the flexible stems.Step 8: When I was little, my grandma taught me this trick. Add a little pizzazz to your bouquet with looped lace. You just fold a piece of lace or ribbon over and glue it to a stem.
Step 9: Place all of your flowers together (including the turquoise hydrangea) and wrap the stems with ribbon.Step 10: For a more finished look, I covered the ribbon with white lace ribbon, added a bow and trimmed the stems. Oh, I also ended up gluing some vintage buttons onto the paper flowers for special touch (it would be great to incorporate your ‘something old’ this way).That’s it! You have a one-of-a-kind-last-forever bridal bouquet!
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Katie is the creative mind behind lemonjitters.com, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.