As mentioned in earlier posts, pretty much all the decorations we had our wedding were homemade or set up by ourselves.
To make these simple paper flowers, you’ll need some paper (relatively thick, crepe paper for example is a bit difficult to work with here). For most of our wedding flowers, I used book pages from second hand Latin and Ancient Greek text books that we got from the bookshop J used to work at – very sentimental. The rest of the flowers I made out of regular paper which I had painted in different shades of darks blue and orange with water colours:
You need to cut out a circle of paper. I used a little bowl as a stencil for this. Feel free to try this free hand, or use different sized stencils (such as glasses, cups, etc.).
I then used a pencil/marker/crayon to draw a spiral, starting from the outside of the circle, keeping the width relatively constant, and going into the middle.
Cut out you circle.
When you get to the end, release the rolled paper a bit. You can make it as tight or loose as you like – the rose can be closed or open.
Place a drop of hot (!) glue on the little roundish bit that used to be the middle of your spiral. I strongly recommend using a hot glue gun for this! Any other type of glue I’ve tried for this just wouldn’t hold.
And there you go!
These definitely were:
P.S.: Aren’t Jane’s photos incredible? Check out her website here.