Sunday, September 18, 2011

1st Anniversary Gift - A paper flowers copy of the bride's bouquet

The paper flowers I've been making based on one very special bride's wedding bouquet from 1 year ago are finally ready!

I worked on them for a few weeks and one by one, the petals came together and each blossom formed and folded by hand found its place in one of the loveliest bouquets I've ever made.

I was especially thrilled to work on a piece in a palette I haven't used before: hot pinks, deep purple, lilac and soft white.

This bouquet was constructed from:
  • paper roses
  • paper daisies
  • paper orchids
  • paper hydrangea
  • paper peonies
The flowers have been enhanced with pearl and crystal accents and custom touches of different inks. A dab of glitter glue here and there makes the bouquet sparkle.

I'll be sending it to the groom, Rob, tomorrow morning so he can wrap it in a fabric piece of his wife's bridal gown and present it to her as a 1st anniversary gift. Very thoughtful of him, don't you think?

Here are more pictures of the paper flowers bouquet.


  1. Hello Momichka, my name is Alycia, Im from Australia and just ADORE your paper bouquets ! I realise this isyour creation but am wondering if you would be willing to share how you attached the flowers to stems and put them together ? I would love to make my own bouquet as I love paper craft:-) Alycia

  2. Hi Alycia, thanks for commenting.
    I'd love to share my technique for attaching flowers to stems, so instead of just writing it down, I thought I'd also create a mini-tutorial and post it on my blog.
    So, check back in a few days and see it.

    In the meantime, the short version:

    - Cut floral wire for the stem,
    - Bend the end of the wire in an "O" or "U" shape;
    - Cut out a circle shape from paper and cut a slit to the center (as a radius).
    - Put the "U" part of the wire in the middle of the circle.
    - Glue the ends of the paper to make a cone, while holding the wire in the center.
    - Add more glue to the cone and attach the cone, wire and all, to the bottom of your paper rose. Hold till the glue is set.
    - Wrap the wire and part of the cone with floral tape.

    And that's it.
    I hope it helps.

    I'll try to create a visual tutorial for the blog soon, which will convey the steps much more easily.



  3. Wow, your bouquets are so amazing! I would love to have a replica of my bouquet how to give the hubby the hint. We've been together just under 10 years, but our one year wedding anniversary is next month. Where can I get information about pricing and ordering?