DIY Paper Roses – For Your Wedding?

Love this idea! How beautiful!

Events by L

With the endless options of DIY projects for weddings, parties, home décor and more, we thought it would be fun to start our own little DIY section to the blog.  We will be testing out different DIY ideas that can be used for your wedding as well as many other events in your life.  We may triumph, and we may fail, but darn it we are going to DIY and test things out for you!

First up on the list DIY paper flowers.  Paper flowers are popping up everywhere these days so we thought it’d be great to try our hand at them to see what goes into these little gems.  You may have even read that some brides are choosing to forgo fresh flowers for paper ones to help cut costs in their budget.  So how hard can it be?

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Tissue Paper Flowers

Maggie May's

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

Tissue Paper Flowers

All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

Tissue Paper Flowers

After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

Tissue Paper Flowers

The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you…

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