Oh, I honestly love any project that involves paper!
For a friend’s bridal shower, I offered to set up a photo booth and make some other decorations, which was the perfect excuse to try making these giant paper flowers.
- 12×12 Cardstock – I used 3-4 sheets for the outer petals and one more sheet for the inner petals on each flower; you can cut two leaves from a sheet of green cardstock
- Muffin cups for the centers
- Cardboard for the backing
- Tacky glue or hot glue
- I started with this template and tutorial for giant paper roses
- Because my cardstock was 12×12, I used the template to cut one each of sizes 1, 2, and 3 out of each sheet of cardstock. I made a smaller size 4 and used that to cut out the inner color
- I varied the tips of the petals to get some variety (the pink-red and purple flowers follow the template; the blue has pointed petals, and the yellow and pink-yellow flowers have heart-shaped petals)
Here are some close-ups of the flowers:
They look really impressive grouped together:
And while I was taking pictures, it was so cute that Finn came over to smell the flowers!
Here’s how the flowers looked in our photo booth. The backdrop is a striped shower curtain.
Any ideas of where to put the flowers until our next event?
Julie, your flowers remind me of a decorating project I was involved in for an indoor event that had a garden party theme. We used rolls of cash register tape to create a lattice effect on random vertical surfaces and weaved paper vines throughout, with paper flowers that were not quite as beautiful as yours That was a lot of years ago!
That sounds amazing, Cathmae! You have done a lot of creative projects over the years!
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