If you’re thinking about learning how to make your own wedding decorations, you should consider crepe paper flowers for weddings. Wedding paper flowers can be fun, elegant, and add a crafty personal touch to your wedding. You can definitely infuse your crafty DIY personality into your special day with wedding paper flowers. You can make flowers for weddings with very few supplies and a little know-how provided by Martha Stewart. Follow these steps from Martha Stewart’s tutorial on how to make your own wedding decorations.
These are the supplies you will need to make your wedding paper flowers:
Tulip Petal Template
Colored Crepe Paper
Green Floral Tape
The first step is to cut out the Tulip Petal Template that is provided by Martha Stewart Weddings. You can find the template by clicking here. Once you have downloaded and used your scissors to cut out the template, you can move on to step two.
Step two is to use the template to cut out six petals using paper that you’ve picked out. Choose your favorite color, or a color that flows with the theme of your wedding. You may choose to make your wedding flowers match the flowers in your wedding bouquet, or even match the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses. You can find colored crepe paper at any craft store; you can also try a party supply store for different colored paper.
Step three is to take those petals and to shape them. Cup the petals inward just slightly, then set the petals for your wedding flowers aside.
The fourth step is to create pleats at the bottom of your petals. Pinch the folds into place with your fingertips.
Step five is to take your decorating stamen and hold it in one. You should then take three petals and wrap them tightly around the stamen. Take the other three petals and wrap them around the seams of the petals that are attached to the stamen. This second set of petals will be looser than the first set.
The last step is to take a piece of floral tape and wrap it tightly around the bottom of the crepe paper petals. This secures the petals into their place. You can repeat these steps to make many crepe paper flowers for weddings.
If you want to learn how to make your own wedding decorations, you can also search online for more flower templates. There are many free templates for flowers for weddings. Show off the crafty side of your personality and add a creative twist to your wedding decorations by making your own wedding paper flowers. Your guests will be impressed by your creativity, and you’ll have custom made crepe paper flowers for weddings!