Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DIY Wedding Decor + Paper Flower Tutorial

As a floral artisan one of my favorite things to do was wedding flowers. The beautiful papers from the Promise Me collection instantly made me think of a wedding.



I used glass candle holders embellished them with romance shimmer paper and petticoatdie-cut lace paper. I scattered a few leaves in grey and green velvet and tucked a rose next to the candles.


I also made a simple place card with delicacy and 
romance shimmer paper and added an anemone to the side. I think they would make a statement at any place setting.

I thought I would show you how I make my roses. I used my Cricut and Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut 5 shapes (Fun 4) at 2.5". Any similar shape will work.


I use two 6 petal cuts for the base, 5 petals, 4 petals, 3 petals x 2, 2 petals and a single.


Use a bamboo skewer or something similar to wrap the 2 petal shape into a bud, glue, then add glue to the single petal and wrap it around the bud. Glue the rest of the shapes together so the edges meet.


Use a bamboo skewer or pencil to curl the petals. Then starting with the bud, add a little glue to the end and stack your shapes gluing and alternating the petals as you go.


For a quick project, glue onto a ribbon, add a clip to the back and you have a hair clippie. I also like to use them on gifts instead of a bow..



Happy flower making,
Jules

18 comments:

Tara said...

These flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Now I have to go and get that cartridge:)

jojobeth1 said...

Love the wedding candle and flower idea! Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial!

Kelly Swosinski said...

Great tutorial, those flowers are awesome!

Beth said...

Just beautiful! A flower that won't make me sneeze!

Margi said...

Gorgeous. I have that cartridge and I love it. Also Pink is my favorite color and the project looks so beautiful in pink. TFS

Carla said...

Such lovely flowers. I can not get my petals to look so good. I'll keep trying...
Carla from Utah

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I've never seen such a beautiful paper flower.

KellyG said...

Gorgeous! Those flowers look so real! Thanks for the tutorial!

Ami said...

The flower is so lovely!

Стокли said...

The final result is gorgeous!

Shana said...

Thanks for sharing how to make those amazing paper flowers! I was hoping you would :)

Lori said...

Yay! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

Wendy said...

Your flowers are so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! I need to plan a wedding now...lol

Leilani Wilson said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic flowers. Looks like a project for this weekend.

GabyCreates.com said...

so so pretty!

Aimee Kidd said...

Yay! Thank you for sharing this tutorial! I will definitely give it a try! I am just in awe of how life like your flowers look!

alisa logue said...

Love these flowers! I have that die.... better get creating! -Alisa

Lis said...

You make these look easy!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

 

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