This post is for Paige who's making her wedding bouquet. I made some paper flowers for a magazine shoot a couple of weeks ago and redid the flower I used for my bouquet. I'm gonna give a few more pointers on how to make them. One thing I need to emphasize is the paper quality. I'd recommend using Canson's art papers. Cardboard type papers are too thick and rip easily, but on the other hand, you don't want it too thin either. For the stem of my wedding bouquet I had bought a big silk flower and took the blossom off and used the plastic stem. This time around with no place to buy silk flowers I used branches from the nearby commons and spraypainted them lightly in gold just to give them a little shine. For the dimensions, I used the same pattern as the centerpiece diy but the height is about 9" and the widest part of the petal is 8" and the smallest point at the bottom of the petal about 2". I added leaves by curling the flowers and sticking to them to the stems of the branches. Does that help? Let me know if you have more questions!
I was pleasantly surprised to come across these paper flowers on ModCloth's website last night. Looks great! Do I dare assume they used my DIY?