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DIY Wedding Favors: Everlasting Bouquet

March 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Brides' Guide

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By Virginia Bittinger

One of the most treasured keepsakes from your wedding day is the bouquet. If you want to keep your bouquet forever and have it look just as it did on your wedding day, then make one out of paper! Origami flowers are simple to make and the paper choices available for patterns and colors are endless. This would be a fun project to do with your bridal party. Each bridesmaid can make her own bouquet and will have a wonderful keepsake from your wedding.

Supplies:

  • Scrapbook paper, book pages, or sheet music
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper clips
  • Embellishments such as buttons or vintage jewelry (optional)
  • Dowel
  • Fabric

Directions:

Cut the paper into squares. The larger the square, the larger the bouquet. In this case, we are using 6-inch squares. You will need 6 squares of paper to complete one flower.

 

To make each petal, start by folding the paper in half to create a triangle.

Fold both the right and left corners up to meet the top point.

Fold that section in half so that the center edge comes down to meet the outer edge.

Place your finger inside the pocket formed from the last fold to open and then press down.

Fold both tips down into the pocket so that you are back to having a square.

Fold bottom section of each side at the crease.

Join sides together using double sided tape to form the shape of a petal.

Once you have completed 6 petals, join them together using a hot glue gun to complete a flower. Secure petals together with paper clips until dry.

Glue the flowers together to form a sphere. Embellishments may be added to the center of the flowers for a more dramatic effect.

Cover a dowel with fabric and insert into the sphere and secure with hot glue to complete the bouquet.

This bouquet will not wilt or discolor, but will be an everlasting memento of a very special day!

 

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