I just saw this paper flower tutorial on Grosgrain and it reminded me of my wedding. I'm always in need of a project so I made it my plan to have only paper flowers at our wedding party. I started making flowers in June, 2009 in preparation for our September 5th, 2009 party date. I was crazy about making flowers. I made flowers after work and before bed and over the weekend. I had my family make flowers. I had my friends make flowers. I had my friends' families make flowers. Flowers galore! At my bridal shower I had everyone help make flowers. I think when we were done we had around 500 flowers. All in all it turned out to be a super special way to get everyone involved.
Since I had never made paper flowers before, I found these kits from Paper Source and they provided a great pattern. This Martha link also gave us a good starting point. Then I bought a crap-ton of all kinds of paper. It turns out everyone who helped created their own designs based on these basics, which made for an awesome variety.
Here's what we came up with. All of these photos are by Moments Shared Photography in Minneapolis.
My mama rounded out the decorations with these lovelies and these pom-poms.
Here are a few more links for flowers (yay Martha!):
Kids' paper flowers
Another cool thing about these paper flowers is that, like regular flowers, we could give them away to guests at the end of the night. Anyone could take home a vase. We were at our friend's house last night for the SuperBowl and they still have their paper flowers out. My mother-in-law has a vase with paper flowers in her house. I have this collection of flowers in our living room.
Here are a few close-ups of my faves.