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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. Hi Lia! I love everything in your website! But I love this arrangement in particular because it matches my wedding motif! I hope to replicate it for my wedding in October. :)

    May I know if the template for the crepe paper mums and paper mums are the same?


    • Hi Frances. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! The template for the crepe paper mums and the regular mums are not the same.

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 😉

  6. This is very beautiful!

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.


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

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