All the paper wedding flower inspiration you will ever need! #Wedding Porn#bouquet#boutonniere#diy bouquet#paper flowers August 19 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Vintage Sheet Music Paper Flower Bouquet with Feathers (Photo by Nick Evans Photo) Paper wedding flowers are rad — there is no doubt — and there are so many kinds and so many ways to incorporate them into your wedding. From bouquets, to centerpieces, to boutonnieres, to backdrops, let's see what Offbeat Bride readers have done with their paper wedding flowers… Bouquet of handmade paper flowers, invitations, and paper fortune tellers. Paper flowers in mismatched vases from Goodwill. Susan Helgeson Photography Honorguard bouquets combing paper flowers made out of book pages with silk flowers from the craft store. Photo by Steller Photography Paper flowers and purple and white tulle decorating the focal point of the ceremony. Crepe paper roses made for the chapel. Photo by Lorraine DarConte Photo by Nicola Pravato Snazzy paper flowers made out of sheet music, used as table settings, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Photo by Jessica Watson Photography Bridesmaid's bouquet is made from Spider-Man comics. Bride's bouquet is made from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Maid of Honour's bouquet is made from an Ordnance Survey map of the Isle of Arran. Photo by Julie Tinton Photography Photo by Jina Armstrong Photography Handmade Pommander balls from paper flowers. Handmade tissue paper flowers in vases from the dollar store Jennifer Morgan Photography. DIY paper flower centerpieces. Monkey Tree Photography These are handmade paper flowers, collected and washed vintage soda bottles, and hot glued flowers on spirally stems. Photographer: Arnea Williams Bouquet made out of 100-year-old sheet music, feathers, lace, tulle, floral wire, and floral tape. Photographer: Brandon Jennings. Pink Bridal Bouquet Made From Coffee Filters Want even more? We've got 14 PAGES of paper flower posts in our archives! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Skip the receiving line and do photos together instead NEXT My "Big Day" as an annual event: Why my less-than-perfect wedding isn't a big deal Show/Hide comments [ 23 ] Wow! 100-year-old sheet music. I'm a musician and I can't think of much more precious than that to put in a bridal bouquet. 6 agree Reply All my flowers for my wedding are paper! It has saved us a boatload of money and I can keep them forever. Plus making them gave me an excuse to watch a ton of tv. 9 agree Reply Agreed on all counts! Making the flowers was such a fun, low cost, low key craft and we didn't have to worry about them wilting! I wrote a tutorial for making paper roses in case anyone would like to try it out for themselves: http://nerdycare.blogspot.com/2013/02/geeky-crafting-paper-flowers.html 3 agree Reply The flowers looks very good, but i think the lack of smell will ruin the entire event. I mean, why do you buy flowers? They smell nice.. 1 agrees Reply Funny, I was thinking how the lack of smell would be a benefit for some guests — folks with allergies or fragrance sensitivities. 19 agree Reply Agreed! I actually dislike when flowers are too fragrant at weddings – the smell interferes with the smell of the food. Also, there's always air fresheners if someone really wants that floral smell without spending the money on fresh flowers 😉 2 agree Reply I made some paper flowers just to put in a vase in my dining room but before I made them I stained the paper by soaking it in coffee. Now I feel like I have the best of both worlds, beautiful flowers that won't wilt but they still smell fantastic, just like coffee and paper instead of flowers. 4 agree Reply Does anyone know of a tutorial to make flowers similar to the bottom ones? Everything I'm finding is is a different style. 1 agrees Reply Did you find an answer to your question? I am making coffee filter flowers for my bridesmaid bouquets. I used the tutorial here: http://brownpaperpackagesep.blogspot.com/2011/08/pretty-paper-peonies.html Except I dyed the filters beforehand with fabric dye. Reply Just wanted to mention if you are doing kusudama for the boutonnières, be sure to have some spares made and handy. My dad's fell apart after too many hugs and I had made a spare for my husband's (comic book pages) but not my dad's (sheet music). I probably didn't glue them right or something! 2 agree Reply There are some fabulous origami-ists (whatever you call them) on Etsy. I found one who allowed me to borrow some of her origami wedding bouquets for a photo-shoot with a makeup artist. They were a lot of fun… and last forever if you don't crush them. Reply I'm making coffee filter roses for my flowers, and using them for everything! Centrepieces, bouquets, boutonnières, cake decoration… The whole lot probably cost me under 20 squids 🙂 I'm imagining people will want to take some afterwards, and I'll be able to keep some forever too. Reply For our wedding, his boutonniere and the groomsmen's all contained portions of code he wrote while he was in college. My bouquet and the bridesmaid's were all sheet music and colored paper. I also made a bunch of roses for the tables, but Bookworm Eats Flower made the bouquets and boutonnieres. They were freaking fantastic. Reply Love these tutorials!! I absolutely love making beautiful flowers so these will be perfect to add to the collection! Reply I'm actually way more excited about making paper flowers than I am about paying for real flowers. Has anyone had success making flowers out of newsprint? Future husband and I are both journalists and met working in a newsroom, so that would be cool and all, but I wonder if something more hardy wouldn't work better. I have just started looking into options, and this post is AWESOME. 1 agrees Reply One of my favorite types of paper to use when making flowers are painted magazine pages. There are so many options, and I'm sure newsprint could produce many, many beautiful flowers!! If you have access to an abundance of newsprint, I say go with that 🙂 1 agrees Reply KLSB, This girl is based out of San Diego but ships anywhere. Check out her website for some inspiration or just take the easy route and buy them (just not before I do) 😉 http://www.lazulie-blithe.com Reply This is fantastic. Thank you! Reply I made a tutorial for how I made my bouquets. Both styles should work with newspaper. http://chocolateandbacon.blogspot.com/2014/10/paper-flower-bouquet-diy.html Reply Does anyone here know where I can get custom flowers made? I need a really specific set of colors and a very artsy design. Thanks! Jenny Reply I made my bouquet out of sheet music, vintage French books on marriage, poetry, and literature. Some of the books and music I used were given to me by my MIL; they were piano books my husband used as a child, as well as her high school books. I also decorated it with crystal beads and peacock feathers, as well as a battery-powered light strand wrapped in tulle up inside it. I've had a huge demand for the flowers since posting pics, and my friends think I should sell the bouquets. I've been experimenting with scrapbook paper and tissue paper, as well. Reply Does anyone have a DIY on the coffee filter one.? Reply I made mine out of cupcake baking cups and tissue paper. I'm really happy with how it came out, and FH even encouraged me to enter it in a contest his mom saw! Photo is here: http://makeamazingcontest.scotchbrand.com/EntryDetailsvoting.aspx?EntryID=135&voteid=8&votechoiceid=46 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. 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