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Make A Paper Orchid

Paper Orchid Gift Topper I was very excited to see my guest posts for the DIY Network this morning. They invited me to show their audience how to make four of my favorite paper flowers for weddings throughout the year. This paper orchid was one of them. Remember my paper Kentucky Derby hat that was decorated with orchids? I used the orchids from the DIY photos to upcycle into that project. Since I have yet to share my paper orchid printable and tutorial on my new blog, I thought today was a great time to do so. This orchid is a little different from my original orchid as I am printing just the outline template onto a gorgeous metallic paper. There is an iridescent quality to metallic papers which adds dimension when the paper is curled. You can find a great selection of metallic paper at my favorite online source, For these flowers I used a text weight of white gold and gold for the white orchid and bloom and mars for the pink. The leaves are botanic green. Here are a few of the photos that were left over from the DIY Network shoot.

Paper Orchid Corsage Paper Orchid Hair Clip Paper Orchid Wrist Corsage Paper Orchid Cascading Bouquet To make these paper orchids for a wedding bouquet, wrist corsage, flower brooch, hair clip, for your weeding reception centerpieces and decorations or to decorate a package. . . here is my simple and fun tutorial. You can download the template at the end of the post. Cheers! ~ Lia

Paper Orchid Tutorial

  1. Hi! I’m french and as i didn’t find paper flowers i would like on french websites, i’ve searched on english websites. And what a wonderful surprise to find your website. Your flowers are very beautiful and i think i will try to do a lot of flowers for my wedding next year as i love doing things!! It seems to be simple thanks to your detailed DIY and your templates.
    You have a very beautiful website and thank you for all the templates you can give us!


  2. I tried to download the orchids template but it kept saying page not available.

  3. Your paper orchid wedding bouquet is breath taking. Wish I knew somebody getting married so I could make some for her.
    I went to so I’d have an idea how much metallic papers are, not prohibitive, even for me.
    The only one of your projects I’ve made is the feather wreath so I want to experiment with some of your gorgeous paper flowers. Thanks again for the excellent tutorials and templates. Your talent and generosity is very much appreciated. What weight is text weight?

    • If you go into the site you will see that the metallic papers are sold as text weight or card stock. I don’t use the card stock as it does not curl as nicely or smoothly. So anything that is in the text weight family works great. I am making a dozen roses from an old book for a wedding bouquet this summer, so any paper work if it is not too heavy.

  4. Love, love, love these!!! We made some gardenia with some home schoolers today, they were lovely. Thanks for such a wonderful site.

  5. Thanks so very much for another great tutorial and template! Love them

  6. I just came across your website while on Pinterest and fell in love with these paper flowers and so many of your other projects!
    I’m an event planner in San Francisco and love the ideas for embellishments, favors, décor, etc.
    Look forward to following you often in the future!

    • Yay! So happy you found my blog. That paper flowers are definitely wedding favorites. A great way to get your brides and the wedding party involved by doing a craft night.

  7. I just discovered your blog today, and as a person who LOVES crafts, I just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I expect t be spending lots of time reading your posts in the future. Keep up the good work, and happy blogging! (I especially love the crafts where you are making flowers [and the feathers!] out of paper, felt, etc etc…. Kudos to you!

  8. Senzillament precioses !!
    Una abraçada

  9. I love , those flowers they are so beautiful! I will make some right away!
    Thank you for your projects.

  10. I must try to make one of your designs! I’m trying to add some flowers to my daughter’s princess birthday party. Do you have a recommendation on which project to try?
    Thank you for all your great work and generosity!
    I’m blogging about the progress I’m making so far and here is a snippet 😉

    • Ah yes, the princess party! I remember giving my daughter one of those. (She is 19 now). I think the paper rose would be perfect for this party. It has a sweetness to it and you can pick colors to match your theme.

  11. These are so chic! I wish I’d seen these before my wedding. I made paper roses for the boutonniers but they weren’t as fancy as these.

  12. These orchids are just gorgeous Lia! I know I’ll be giving these a try. Your templates are awesome…always!
    By the way, I used your feather template recently on a card that I entered into an online challenge. Well, it earned me a “win”! I included a link to your tutorial in my blog post, so you might be seeing some extra traffic to your feather tutorial.
    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!
    Here’s a link to my blog post, if you want to see my “feather card”.

  13. I am in love with orchids, especially the beautiful blue and purple ones I’ve been seeing lately. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Thank you, I like These Orchids.
    Hugs Dagmar

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