We are all about the DIY wedding flowers at this time of year. Not that we need a special occasion for our paper flowers! We have enjoyed making a vase full of crepe paper calla lilies this week. Simple, elegant and perfect for any occasion, our DIY calla lily is one of our most favorite. Use a good quality crepe paper in white, green and pale yellow to make your paper flower. Begin by downloading our pattern below then you can follow our simple step-by-step tutorial. Using crepe paper is different. Firstly, your petal shapes must be cut out along the grain of the crepe paper. By doing this you can gently pull the grain apart along the edges of the petal which will give it a natural looking outwards curl – so pretty! Similarly with the leaves, cut the pattern out at a diagonal to the grain. The grain of the paper will then look like the lines of the leaves, giving them a beautifully natural quality.
We would love to see our paper flower designs out there in the world. If you are inspired to make any of our paper flower crafts, or you are making your own DIY wedding flowers, you can share your pics with us over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. See you there! ~ Lia