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How to Mix Paper Flowers with Fresh Leaves and Lavender to Make a Gorgeous & Fragrant Bouquet

Paper Flower Bouquet This last weekend I volunteered to make three flower arrangements for my nieces graduation reception. I knew that I would want to recycle some of the gorgeous paper gardenias and the mix of plum, raspberry and mauve mums that I have saved from a guest post to coordinate with her plum graduation outfit. I gathered fresh cut camellia branches from my yard, cut long stemmed mint from my sister’s garden and added some of the fresh cut lavender we found at a local lavender farm. The results were gorgeous and very fragrant at the afternoon gathering. Below I give you a step-by-step on how I created these frugalista bouquets. Later this week I will share the printable templates for the paper mums. Enjoy! ~ Lia

Bouquet From Paper Flowers Flower Mix Bouquet Tutorial

  1. YOU ARE AWESOME, thank you for sharing your unbelievable talents for all to duplicate

  2. I just wanted to write to say I thought your bouquet was just lovely, simple but incredibly effective – I love the colours, the textures and I should imagine smell is devine. So inexpensive too!
    Love it!

  3. i love having your stunning ideas appear in my inbox. so fresh and fun and easy to do. thanks for sharing what you do with the world.

  4. I want to use the paper roses I made in February from your kit. My instincts tell me to strip the florist tape from the wire stems before placing the roses in water. Am I correct here? I’ve got a nice mix of fresh flowers in my garden that would look great in an arrangement!

    • Great idea Linda! You don’t really need to remove the tape. It will be fine in the water. I did not have tape on mine because of time restrictions. ;-)

  5. This is very beautiful!

  6. Beautiful! My daughter’s bridal shower is in a couple of months. Maybe when I finish her invitations…

  7. Beautiful Lia! At first glance I thought they were all real!!

  8. Totally love the flower arrangement. I might use the idea for my nieces baby shower later this year. It would be such a nice center piece. Thank you so much for sharing. You are amazing!

  9. This is absolutely stunning, Lia! Brilliant idea. I still say someday we should do a party shoot highlighting all of your gorgeous flower designs. :)

    Have you thought of doing a printed mixed flower kit in your Etsy shop? A mixed flower bouquet or wreath or garland would be so cool.


  10. I love this idea as cut flowers can be so expensive but you don’t have to compromise on fragrance :)

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