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, paper-papers.com. 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.
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