Coffee filters, origami, newsprint — all find their way into crafty hands for paper flower bouquets, centerpieces, and decor. If you're choosing paper flowers for budget reasons, are super crafty, want to inject some literary love into your wedding, or whatever, there are tons of choices. Hell, don't forgot about the first year paper anniversary! You could do an homage to that tradition in the form of flowers. We've already featured some amazing alternatives to ye olde living flora and fauna, but we're rounding up our paper choices for your handmade and alternative material inspiration.
Paper flower centerpieces
Karin's sixty paper flower centerpieces, seen here en masse, were all hand-folded! Crafty lass.
Check out Erin and Sam's Dia de los Muertos-inspired colorful tissue paper flowers. They injected a little Halloween and masquerade influence too.
Purty book and paper flowers for the bridesmaids at Kim's wedding. Plus the giant, gorgeous crepe paper flowers in shades of blue.
Paper flower bouquets
If you love this French novel flower bouquet, you'll love the tutorial. Acrylic paint, pipe cleaners, and a novel will get you started.
Kimberly made these DIY bouquets from maps, which makes them pop with color. Ya'll know I love these kusudama paper flowers.
Hand-folded, hand-painted origami flowers made from lots of sources. Vintage rhinestones, typewriter keys, and clock gears adorn the middle of the flowers, all handmade by Tribe member PsychoFaerie.
Nicole made these flowers from repurposed filter papers that were used in her lab. She says, “I went with my favourite colour: Rainbow.” 🙂