Images & Tutorial: Jenn Heller Design Co
DIY Wednesday is back and it’s featuring our favorite (and most popular) topic: Paper Flowers! Jenn made us this ah-mazing DIY Watercolor Paper Rose tutorial a while back and it remains one of of most read & most pinned posts to date! So when Jenn said she wanted to tackle MORE and NEW paper flower tutorials, well of course I was done. For today she’s taking on the beautiful Cherry Blossoms AND DIY boutonnieres into one, rocking DIY tutorial: DIY Paper Cherry Blossom Boutonnieres. Take it away Jenn!
DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Paper Flower Cherry Blossom Boutonniere | By: Jenn Heller Design Co
The DC area may be known for its cherry blossom season, but getting those lovely fluffy bunches to your wedding is tough given their fickle timing and super delicate blooms. However, with a little time spent in advance, you can bring cherry blossoms into your decor with these cute little tissue paper boutonnieres!
The petite blooms can be grouped and used in a variety of ways depending on your style and how many of them you feel like making – from a small statement like this bout, to a crown for a flower girl, or even glued to branches for an archway or large arrangement.
The starting point for this tutorial is the popular basic paper rose – this one actually has fewer petals, just a more complicated center. These are definitely fastest to make in batches, and once you have the hang of the steps they come together quickly!
Time: Made in batches (you can assemble about 15 blossoms and 8 buds in 45 minutes)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Cost: The batch mentioned above will cost about $30 if you have to buy all the supplies from scratch
Materials you’ll need:
- Tissue Paper in pale pink, dark pink, and yellow – Paper Source sells it in individual color packs but you can pick up a multipack at Amazon or your local craft store
- Green crepe paper streamers (optional)
- Floral stamens – I bought these because I make a ton of paper flowers, but I like their long and skinny shape rather than a bulb on the end.
- Floral Wire – this stuff is pretaped, which will save you a ton of time, but any wire of reasonable thickness will do.
- Floral tape
- Baby safety q-tips
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Black or brown marker
- Glue – liquid, plus a glue stick designed for delicate surfaces
Let’s get started!