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: