It is a known fact that Christmas is the most popular time to get engaged. So, for all of you new fiancés out there, we are here as a great source for your DIY wedding! Paper flowers are my favorite wedding DIY and such a great place to add a little personal touch. Our original rustic bridal bouquet in muted and pastel tones is such a gorgeous bouquet, so after many requests, I designed another version with brighter colors. For this frosted paper bridal bouquet, I made bright coral dahlias, peach ranunculus, and blue hydrangeas.
Coral and peach are such pretty colors, especially for a spring or summer wedding. Plus “living coral” is the Pantone color of the year for 2019, so it’s bound to pop up in a lot of wedding décor as you search online for ideas. You can also see more ideas in our gallery of paper flower bridal bouquets and find a full range of inspiration in our wedding library on how to DIY decorate for your special day.
The flowers in this bouquet are all made from a text weight frosted paper that I cut on my personal cutting machine. I love to use frosted paper because it adds dimension to your flowers and makes it look like the colors change, which is more realistic. You can pick paper colors of your choice, but I encourage you to use the lighter paper for all of these blooms rather than a card stock as they will shape and create a soft, natural-looking petal with the text weight paper.
But, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it to make paper flowers for your wedding. And if so, I think it is! Here are my top 7 reasons I feel making paper flowers for a bridal bouquet is such a great idea:
- You will be carrying a piece of art down the aisle
- Your guests will enjoy seeing your gorgeous bouquet—it’s one of those things that will always be talked about!
- You can save your bouquet forever and always look at it with fond memories of your wedding day
- You can use the same flowers to make a wreath or centerpiece for your home
- Adding a bit of DIY to your wedding makes it unique and personal
- You can strengthen your personal community by inviting your friends and family over to create with you
- Making and creating is always good for the soul—and what a great way to infuse that into your wedding day!
If you want to make this frosted paper bridal bouquet, or another one of our paper bouquets, we are here to help! You can always reach out to us if you have any questions while crafting. And you can also post your progress on our Facebook member make page or on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia if you want support from the flower crafting community. Happy crafting—and congrats on your engagement! ~ Lia and team
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- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 12mm Cotton (or Foam) Ball
- Text Weight Paper (UPDATE: Many of the original colors in this bouquet have been discontinued. Below are our suggestions for the closest matches in either matte or metallic text weight paper):
- Hydrangea — Extract Aqua (matte), Stardream Aquamarine (metallic), or Stardream Vista (metallic)
- Ranunculus — Extract Shell (matte), Curious Pink Quartz (metallic), Extract Moon (matte), Curious Champagne (metallic), KraftTone Ledger Green (matte), Curious Aloe (metallic)
- Dahlia — Extract Coral (matte), Stardream Azalea (metallic), or Cricut Pearl Coral (metallic)
- Queen Anne’s Lace — Curious Ice Silver (metallic)
- Dusty Miller — Curious Abyss (metallic), Extract Aqua (matte) or Stardream Aquamarine (metallic)
- Seeded Eucalyptus & Leaves — Shine Moss (metallic), Curious Abyss (metallic), Basic Green (matte), or Extract Cactus (matte)
If you are using a cutting machine to make your frosted paper bridal bouquet, you can download the SVG file below. Or you can download the PDF if you’re cutting your flowers hand. Click below for tutorials for each flower included in this arrangement:
- Queen Anne’s Lace (follow this tutorial to make the Seeded Eucalyptus & Dusty Miller)
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
The svg file is not coming through complete. I can only pull up the first largest flower with part of it cut off. How can I get the svg files for all the flowers in the bouquet? The PDF had all of them but I would like to be able to cut them on my cricut.
Hi Jodi. It is all there, you can move around your artboard to see everything. The artboard is also scalable so you can see all of the pieces.
is there no kit for this bouquet?
It sold out and won’t be restocked 🙁
that is so sad, was wanting to use it for my wedding on september
You can still use the PDF or SVG to make it!
that was the initial plan, but im running out of time , I need the precut ones because I don’t have enough time anymore . i guess ill have to order 3 kits and combine them in my bouquet =)
What specific color did you use for the dahlias?
Hi Jordan– the exact color has been discontinued but I just added links to some similar options!
Heya Lia (and the team)!
I absolutely love your works and they have really helped me to create beautiful gifts for my family. Oftentimes, however, my flower arrangements look all over the place. Do you have any tips to arrange bouquets? Thanks! 🙂
I’m so glad to hear it! We do have a short video here that may be helpful (https://liagriffith.com/arranging-a-paper-flower-bouquet-video/) but we plan to film more in the near future 🙂
Where can I get Frost paper please
We love ordering from paperpapers.com.
A very Happy New Year to you and the team. Also a very Happy New Year to all those wonderful people who have shared their creations with us.
Lia, Are you able to point me in the right direction on where to find frosted paper like you use.
Happy New Year, Rosemary! Our favorite source for metallic/frosted paper is paperpapers.com.