DIY – Tissue Paper Flowers

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Here’s a DIY wedding design trend that’s easy to do and easy on your budget: tissue paper flowers. Check out the inspiration photos below. Aren’t they fun? Limited only by the amount of time you have to create them, paper flowers can add a big, whimsical, visual impact to your wedding décor. True, no one is going to mistake your tissue paper flowers for the real thing, but they can offer festive style at virtually no cost.

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Hang them from the ceiling for a magical effect, or cluster them in vases for a creative centerpiece. They’re the perfect accent for your rehearsal dinner or casual wedding reception. Coordinate tissue paper colors with your wedding palate. All you need to get started is the tissue and pipe cleaners.

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I’ve provided a link to directions for making your own simple tissue paper flowers.  You can also find paper flower kits (that come with pre-cut tissue paper and all other supplies needed) at local craft stores and online. Martha Stewart Crafts used to sell a great paper flower kit, but it seems they have discontinued it (I did find some available on Ebay though). Visit Martha Stewart Weddings online for inspiration and instructions for making more elaborate flowers and larger “party poms.”

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You can also find a great selection of paper flowers online at Etsy. These come preassembled – it just takes a little bit of time to “fluff” them up. Even if you decide to use a craft store kit, or buy from an Etsy retailer, the cost is still very economical for these stylish accessories. What else do I love about these faux flowers? They won’t end up in the trash can days later. You can reuse them for parties or use them to decorate your new home together.