Do It Yourself Paper Flowers

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These Do It Yourself Paper Flowers can be easily personalized and you can start today. So simple and tasteful. Be sure to see all of our wedding diy projects.

On to the crafting!

1. 3″ scalloped circle punch
2. Patterned paper
3. Floral stems
4. Floral tape
5. Flower shaped die
6. Glue dots
7. 1.5″ Scallop circle punch
8. Stapler

Large Bud Flowers

1. Large buds you can use 3 inch circle and a 1.5 inch circle for the small flowers
2. You can use scrapbook paper, newspaper, music paper, wrapping paper. In other words, anything you can think of!
3. Take your scissors and cut the circle into a spiral shape.
4. Put the side of the paper you would like to see face up and start rolling the edge of the spiral all of the way around until you get to the center.

5. Let your bud unravel some to your desired style and place glue in the insides to secure it.
6. Grab flower stem wire and floral tape and tape the end of the bud to your stem.

Large Flowers:

1. Using a patterned paper (just like the buds), cut out a large 5 petaled flower. I used a die cutting machine here, but you can use a template or free hand cut it. Anything will work!
2. Turn the flower over to the side you don’t want to see and roll the edges of the petals in.
3. Then fold the petals in half. This is to make the flower more malleable.
4. Now flip your flower over to the ‘good side’ and start squishing the center until you get a look that you like.
Once you get that perfect look, staple the center of the flower to hold it in that place.
5. Then staple the flower to the floral stem.
6. For the last step add glue to the center of the flower and adhere a bud of your choice to the center.

Poofy Flowers

1. For these flowers it is best to use a lighter weight paper like computer paper, newspaper, book print, magazines, etc. Here I printed out some music from my computer and aged it with some ink.

2. Punch 8 circles of any size (here I used a 3 inch circle).
3. Layer the circles on top of each other and poke a hole through the center
4. Put a brad through the center. Any office brad will do, as it won’t be seen.

5. Scrunch the layers starting with the top one. For the last layer, bend it down the other way so you can attach it to the floral stem wire.
6. Fluff out the layers to your desired look. I like to add more distress ink here to really show the edges of the flower.

7. Use floral tape to adhere the bottom layer to the floral stem.

Putting the arrangement together:

Pick out a vase of your choice. Here I used a white creamer that I got at Home Goods for $2.99. I thought it was a fun look. Add floral foam or clay to the bottom of the vase and then add beans or beads to the vase. This is so you can arrange your flowers. Stick your flowers in. Make sure to do different heights by trimming your floral stems. Arrange it until you are happy!

Thanks to Lawn Fawn for her incredibly craftiness and a special thanks to Chenin Boutwell for being so talented behind the lens.

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Putting Martha Stewart To The Test From Studio 222 Photography

Martha Stewart Wedding DIY

Studio 222 Photography recently started the “The Ladies of 222”. Becka invited some of her brides over they would tackle a popular DIY trend in weddings and see how easy/hard it was for normal, everyday people to do. Read on to see how easy one of Martha Stewart’s Wedding DIYS really is.

Martha Stewart DIY

The first one we chose was the fabric flowers in the summer Martha Stewart Weddings issue. I bought all the supplies for everyone to try 2 designs and we went step by step, with the magazine in front of us trying it. We tried the rose, dahlia and peony patters and found that the dahlia was pretty tough.

It required a bit more sewing than the others and the one bride-to-be that tried it just couldn’t figure it out based on the directions in the magazine. It seemed we were missing something and couldn’t get it to come out right.

She eventually got it working but it took her about twice as long as the other designs.

The rose and the peony were a bit simpler and we all decided that they were the easiest to do and had the most successful turnout although sewing them was really hard by hand because the fabric ends up being really thick once folded at the base to make the flower.

We broke one needle and bend another! :) We also decided the the peony looked more like a gardenia and the rose more like a carnation but that might have been because we used less layers of fabric than they did in the magazine to save time cutting. In the end the brides decided that they all turned out cute enough to wear and even discussed making more as gifts in the future.

Martha Stewart Wedding DIY

Martha Stewart DIY

To top it off they had little snacks homemade cheesecake bits (from the recipe on, dips, Caresse kabobs, and pomegranate soda with pomegranate seeds in the ice cubes. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Studio 222.

Martha Stewart Wedding DIY

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