Apr 25, 2017

Mother’s Day Paper Flower Bouquet DIY!

Springtime is here, which means you have likely been totally bombarded with florals! ‘Tis the season! In that spirit we have a floral-y DIY for you today. Paper flowers are great for a range of occasions: bouquet for Mother’s Day, group craft for girl’s night, baby shower decor! The list goes on and on …

To start you guys down your inevitable paper floral addiction, we have instructions for three different blooms: a peony, a poppy, and a wildflower.

Supplies Needed – 

Crepe paper (colors listed in PDF here)
18g floral wire (wrapped)
Floral tape
Hot glue gun
1” styrofoam ball (optional)
Scissors
Wire cutters (optional)
Included templates (in PDF guide here)
Mixed greenery (can be from the store or from your yard)

The full instructions can be found in the PDF guide here!  Crepe paper usually needed to be ordered online as it is rarely available in local craft stores. My favorite places to order from are Carte Fini, Paper Mart and Castle in the Air. You can also find titles for a few of my favorite paper crafting books in the PDF as well!

The instructional guide is just to get you started. The best part about paper flowers is experimenting and making something new and totally different. Add more petals, layer colors, create a whole new bloom!

When all your blooms are finished grab some greenery to create a more realistic looking bouquet! Add water in the bottom of the vase for the real stems, and then cut the wire stems from the paper flowers short enough so they won’t touch. That way the greens last longer and the wires won’t rust! The flowers will never die or fade (hooray) so you can swap out new greens whenever you want!

Happy crafting everyone! Click here for the instructional guide! And don’t forget to tag us @napcp and using #napcp when you display or gift your beautiful creations!

Click here to see our free printables and DIY projects or visit the NAPCP store at www.napcp.com/shop!

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About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  

 

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