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Decor We Adore: Paper Flowers!



DIY Project

In this project, Mary Swenson extended the life of a pre-packaged paper flower centerpiece kit by turning the blooms into favors and centerpieces as well. Love it!
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Ready-Made Bouquet

Available at The Green Vase

10 DIY and ready-made ways to bring paper flowers in to your wedding. 

Want your wedding bouquet to last longer than a season? Consider investing in a beautiful paper alternative from The Green Vase ($325). This multi-talented NY-based floral design shop also offers single paper blooms, cake toppers, and cake decorating kits.


Etsy Shop

Available at Frances & Francis 

We love the idea of topping a reception table with a single romantic stem in a vintage glass bottle—and then repurposing the centerpiece as bookshelf decor in your new home! These romantic blooms from Frances & Francis ($14 to $60) are perfect for that.


West Elm

West Elm Paper Flower Shop 

Several national chains are hopping on the paper flower trend. For example: Furniture store West Elm, which offers several pretty pre-made sets ($7.99 to $36).


Etsy Shop

Available at House That Lars Built 

Handcrafted in Copenhagen, these gold-stemmed paper roses ($14 each) will look beautiful gathered in a vase or laid upon individual place settings. Designer Brittany Watson Jespen also creates jumbo-sized versions of these blooms, as well as paper flower hats—email her for custom projects!


DIY Project

Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet DIY 

You won't believe how easy (and inexpensive!) it is to whip up these colorful crepe flowers—it takes just three simple steps.



Available at Paper Source 

Looking for a little guidance while you construct your paper blooms? Consider a pre-packaged kits from The Paper Source your new best friend ($10.95 - $19.95).


The Crafting Book

Paper to Petal, Available at Barnes & Noble 

Husband and wife duo Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell are very good at what they do (which includes photography, design, and, yes, plenty of paper crafts). Releasing late this August, their new book ($16.29) will show you how to make 75 paper blooms yourself. With a forward authored by Martha Stewart herself, it's clear the couple knows what they're doing.


The Perfect Prop

Large Paper Rose, Available at BHLDN 

This extra-large paper rose ($68) is almost five feet tall! At that size, it's the perfect addition to any wedding photo booth. It's also, as the website suggests, a whimsical alternative to a basket of petals for the flower girl.


DIY Project

Paper Posy Escort Cards 

Easy-to-make crepe flowers will add a joyful touch of color to any spring wedding! This tutorial offers step-by-step instructions for making these cheerful escort cards out of streamer ribbon. It's a great way to save money on a fun but lower priority item on your decor list.


More Inspiration

See the Full Wedding 

If you're still on the fence about paper flower decor, you have to check out Liz and Josh's color-infused Minnesota wedding. They created some of the most unique centerpieces we've ever seen!


Idea By: Sarah Zlotnick

Last Updated: August 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm
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