How to Make Paper Flowers for a Wedding Bouquet
Pretty, inexpensive and long-lasting, paper flower bouquets are perfect wedding mementos. Learn how to make paper flowers for your bridesmaids and flower girls with this tutorial.
For a full bouquet, you will need at least 12 paper flowers, depending on the size of your blooms and their fullness.
- crepe paper
- green floral wire
- green floral tape
- wired floral leaves (from craft stores)
- wire cutters
Cut several teardrop (petal) shapes out of the crepe paper. The easiest and quickest way is to cut straight from the roll.
Cut a small square of crepe paper and fold in half to get a triangle. Fold the triangle around a floral wire tip (Image 1). Secure the paper to the floral wire with double-sided tape, and cover the entire wire in it (Image 2).
Add Petals and Create More Flowers
Keep adding crepe-paper petals to the bud and secure with floral tape at the base each time. Repeat as many times as you wish to vary the fullness of the rose. Continue making paper flowers with steps 1-3 until your desired number of blooms is achieved.
Twist the wired leaves onto each flower stem. Gather stems into a bouquet and cover with floral tape. Trim floral wire ends with the help of a wire cutter.
Wrap ribbon around the bouquet stems to cover the floral tape.
Give Bouquets to Your Wedding Party
Gift the bouquets to your bridesmaids and flower girls for blooms they can carry during the ceremony and enjoy long after the wedding is over.