So you’ve decided to DIY paper flowers for your wedding? Here are some tips for getting started with paper flowers. In this blog post, you’ll find a list of the supplies you might need, along with links to where they can be purchased. I also created a list of books and tutorials that will get you started on the path of making paper flowers. Finally, I linked some of the best paper flower artists on Instagram to give you some inspiration.
Crepe Paper: Castle in the Air, Blumchen, PaperMart, Oh Happy Day, Carte Fini, Lia Griffith
Tissue Paper: PaperMart, Lia Griffith, Amazon
Floral Tape: PaperMart, Amazon, Joann
Tacky Glue: Amazon, Joann, Michaels
Glue Gun: Amazon, Joann, Michaels
Floral Wire: PaperMart, Amazon
Paper to Petal by Thuss & Farrell – One of the prettiest books I have ever seen. Every single flower is beautifully photographed with gorgeous colors and step by step instructions. It also gives a great explanation of foundational techniques like cupping and ruffling. If you’re only going to buy one book, I would buy this one!
The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers by Livia Cetti – This is an incredible resource for beautiful tissue paper flowers. Livia Cetti also teaches you various techniques for dying and bleaching tissue paper for more realistic coloring. If you want to make tissue paper flowers, I highly recommend this book.
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner – I have been waiting for this book to come out for over a year now! Tiffanie Turner makes the most amazing, life-like crepe paper flowers out there. She’s known for her attention to detail and her breathtaking, over-sized crepe paper flowers that are true masterpieces. This book is being released in the end of August and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Flowersmith by Jennifer Tran – Jennifer Tran is better known as Papetal in the paper flower community and has a love for beautiful realistic flowers in bright, vivid shades of crepe paper. Her book is being released on May 1 and can be pre-ordered worldwide.
Clockwise from the upper left corner
Crepe Paper Flowers by Lia Griffith
Peony by Papetal
Tissue Paper Flowers by Lia Griffith
Tulip by Lynn Dolan
Daffodil by Kate Alarcon
Coral Charm Peony by Kate Alarcon