Although traditionally real flowers are used for your bouquet, we love this eco friendly idea of using old paperbags to create your very own unique bouquet. If you want it more feminine then combine soft tissue paper between the paper flowers and create a softer overall look. This beautiful DIY is courtesy of (The Hostess Blog)
By following the simple steps below we'll show you how to make your very own paper bouquet.
This is what you’ll need:
- 4-5 differenty types of paper bags
- Covered pipe cleaner (colour of your choice)
- Transparent tape
Now follow these easy steps:
Draw a spiral onto one of the paperbags. The larger the circler the leafier the flower will be.
Take your scissors and start cutting the lines of the spiral, starting at the most outer line and working your way in.
Snip off the end of your spiral at the point that it begins to turn back into the bag, careful not to cut any of the strips.
Start rolling up the spiral, starting at the end which you finished last at until you reach the center of your spiral. Once you have done this, it will look like a tightly rolled up piece of paper. Place this in the palm of your hand and let it fall loosely apart, tugging at it gently if need be.
To make the stem, flip the flower upside down, and tape the pipe cleaner to the base of the flower with the transparent tape.
Add a couple of flowers, following the steps above for each flower and fill up your bouquet as much as you want.
And there you have it, a simple DIY eco friendly bouquet.
for Perfect Day - The South African Wedding Directory