I have been designing paper flowers for four years now and have made quite a few garlands and paper flower back drops. But I have yet to design and make a pure, white paper flower garland for a wedding, bridal shower or baby shower. Or just for a special place in your home – I’ll be using this one over a studio window to add some interest. I was given this incredible vellum paper from paper-papers.com recently. This metallic vellum has a pretty sheen which adds to the luxe feel of these paper flowers. We decided to create this show-stopping backdrop from simple paper flowers inspired by the white jasmine flowers in my garden. You will find the PDF templates and the SVG cutting machine file over on Paper-Papers. To keep the translucent look we used clear fishing line to string the flowers into long garlands then tied each strand onto a dowel. You can see them below against the jasmine bush as a second backdrop. A happy accident happened when I was photographing this paper flower garland in my yard – the sprinkler came on and the paper got slightly wet – the result was beautiful – it crinkled the paper slightly which added a little extra interest to the piece – try it at home using a spray bottle filled with water. The vellum is a bit stronger than regular paper and works well with the added step. This paper flower garland makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs or can be made using different colors of paper for a summer BBQ party or children’s birthday party. If you don’t want to use the vellum paper, you can use any text weight paper – I might try it in a metallic paper next! If you decide to make this fab paper flower garland please share your picture with us in the comments section below – we love to see your work. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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So pretty. Do you need to add a weight at the bottom of the fishing line to stop it curling back up?
Yes! You can add something to weigh it down.
To make your 16 – 6 ft. strands, was the 100 pack enough? If not, could you suggest how many packs to get for 20 strands, please!
Yes the 100 pack should leave you with plenty of extra paper!
Hi Lia, I love this and would like to make this as my backdrop for my wedding. Would you have a PDF template with larger flowers? I checked the template provided on Paper Papers and it is smaller (8 flowers) compared to the one shown on the step by step instructions on this page (6 flowers).
Thanks for reaching out! We just changed the size of the flowers in our software to make the larger flowers. We don’t have a PDF for the larger flowers, but if you set the zoom to 100% or 125% when you print it that should give you the template for them! Please let us know if you have any further questions and we would be happy to help!
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I Love this great idea but L would like to know where is the printable for the flower cutout? Thank you.
Thanks! There’s a link in the post to the site where the PDF is hosted 🙂 http://www.paper-papers.com/news/diy-flower-garland
Hi there, I followed the link to the Vellum paper you used but it says that it is translucent and you I know you wrote that it had a metallic finish. Is that the correct link to the same paper? I also found this paper on their site that says it has a metallic finish:
Thanks! Can’t wait to use your tutorial to make my wedding backdrop!
Thank you for catching that! Yes the link you posted is correct, the metallic vellum.
Thanks for this tutorial…how do you keep the flowers in place along the fishing line so that they don’t start slipping down? x
You can add a dot of glue from your hot glue gun to keep the flowers in place 🙂
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Thank you so much for sharing, would it be possible to get the pattern?
Yes, follow the links in the post. The patterns are hosted on Paper Papers blog as a free download.
where is the link at?
It is in the text, it will take you to Paper-Papers http://www.paper-papers.com/news/diy-flower-garland who are hosting the cutting files. Happy crafting.
do you have the template for this?
Follow the link in the post. They are hosted over on Paper Papers blog.
Thank you, your comment put a huge smile on my face;-)
So pretty and the vellum paper looks absolutely stunning. I’m just wondering how many you made for this size backdrop and how long – LOL
Love the “happy” accident ;oP
😉 Yes, definitely a happy accident. I made 16 strands, each strand approximately 6′ long.
Thank you 🙂
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