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We are practically giddy about today's post because we know you are going to LOVE it. Our friend, Rachael of Appetite Paper is sharing her gorgeous paper flowers (and some practical advice for making them) with all of you! Paper flowers are a wonderful alternative for the modern couple looking to add a DIY element, and a bit of handmade charm, to their wedding day. The best part? These flowers become lifelong treasured keepsake you can easily showcase in your home. Be sure to head over to Appetite Paper to see more of Rachael's incredible work, and to get your own paper flower tutorials!


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Hello sweet readers, my name is Rachael and I create Paper Flower Tutorials at AppetitePaper.com. There you'll find easy to follow instructions that result in life-like paper blooms for the modern DIY bride!

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As a DIY bride myself, I wanted to create a tangible tool for Brides looking to create unique florals for their wedding. As I immersed myself into the paper flower world, I quickly realized how complicated it all can get. Not only that, but there was limited instruction on how to create some of my favorite flowers (Ah, Peonies)!

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While piecing together paper blooms for so many lovely brides, I began to create step-by-step instructions on how to create my life-like blooms yourself. My goal was to cut out any unnecessary steps and use accessible supplies to make paper flowers an enjoyable experience.

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Don't let all the layers fool you, creating them is actually quite simple. If you nailed down these basics in grade school - like painting in a straight line, hot glueing and fringing paper you will be all set.

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If you're making more than 25+ paper flowers for your wedding, recruit some friends! You can certainly do this sort of job on your own, but cutting out petals is a great excuse for some girlfriends, wine and netflix!

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Pairing your paper flowers with faux greenery and preserved foliage, is also a great way to keep your bouquets and decor low maintenance (no watering!). You can prepare your DIY goodies ahead of time and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sun light to protect that gorgeous color!

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Also, to put together a gorgeous bouquet, you don't need to be a floral stylist. Just rubber band you paper flower stems and faux greenery together and trim to your desired length. Simply cover the base with your favorite satin and cotton ribbons and you'll look like a pro!

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Most of all, have a great time creating! No paper flower looks the same and each person adds their own character to their bouquet. If you ever have any questions along the way - you know where to find me!

Create your favorite flowers out of paper at Appetitepaper.com - The Coral Charm Peony, Icelandic Poppy, Ranunculus and more!