Love this simple but yet elegant and lovely paper rose branch. This is a great DIY project for wedding reception decor or to decorate any elegant party or even your office space or living room. You will just need a tree branch for each piece, paper and the materials to create a base for your arrangement. In the tutorial, I give you the step-by-steps on how I created this centerpiece. You can use this free template I have provided for you here. My one hint is to use a text weight paper rather than the heavier card stock, the metallic Cryogen White would work beautifully with this project. This will let the spiral form and curl with ease while still holding the finished shape. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Paper has many trends it will travel and one popular trend has been the colorful translucent paper. This unique paper is usually added to an existing project as an overlay or accent. Unfortunately this type of paper has shown a trend decline over the past years. As all can expect, the demand drives the market and since this demand as significantly reduce, so has the making of this paper. One line strongly affected by this industry change has been CT Translucent color choices. As we work on keeping demanding products on our floor for quick ship, this product’s “color selections” are being sold out with no replenish date for now. Currently all colors are on sale and will remain on clearance until all stock has been depleted.
We will continue to stock and replenish most of the Clear / White Translucent paper including the VERY popular Inkjet Translucent.
Another trend we have noticed is Color Shimmer/Metallic Papers coupled with the white translucent papers. Presuming since the shimmer papers have expanded to lovely palette, most customers have decided to bring the color to their projects with heavy card stock and compliment with these neutral translucent papers.
However you best create, we wish you the most enjoyment and look forward to seeing your magnificent works of art!!
There is nothing more tropical than a colorful lei and what a better way to make these for your summer parties than with paper! I have designed a set of tropical blooms that are perfect for a lei and other party decorations like these simple floral straws. For her lei in these photos she used our metallic papers in text weight in Punch, Amethyst, Lime Satin and Gold. Of course you can choose any colors that match your theme as we have a wonderful color selection.
Here are the links for you to download the printable template or SVG file for your cutting machine. Once you have cut your flowers, you can find the step-by-step tutorial for the lei over in my post. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Being the paper flower crafter that I am, it is a must that I add some of my DIY paper blooms to my own home decor. . . without over doing it. So when I was looking at how I might create a dynamic entryway, I knew that the light fixture on the high ceiling was going to get a paper flower makeover. To make this chandelier, I was able to recycle the flowers from the paper garland tutorial using letter weight (not card stock) Sage, Gold, and Poison Ivory, though it can be easily adapted to your needed color pallet.. This was not enough to finish the look but it did give me a good head start. I found a vintage wire basket for the frame of my paper chandelier and started stringing and hanging the long strands of blooms.
This piece is about 12 inches across and 30 inches tall. I strung 12 blooms 3-4 inches apart on each twine strand and made 36 strands to finish the piece. That is a lot of flowers, but so worth it. The chandelier was hung over the white round light fixture which is now surrounded by the wire frame. The finished piece gives the entryway the drama and mood I was hoping for. See my tutorial here for the steps I took to create this gorgeous piece. I can see something like this used as a hanging centerpiece for a bridal shower or ladies brunch. So many ideas. At the end of the post you can download the template for the flowers. I did add a few leaves at the top, mostly to cover the ends of the string. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Happy July everyone! Let’s start the month off with another version of a paper flower. . . the all time favorite and my first flower to make for blog readers. . . the paper rose. Ice Silver, Rose Quartz, and Red Lacquer will make some classic white, pink and red roses, but I can imagine some beautiful yellow roses using this same metallic paper in Lime. I suggest you use a letter or text weight paper as the card stock or even scrapbook paper does not curl as smoothly. The wire stem makes the rose very useful as you can add it into a bouquet or trim and curl the wire end. If you want to make a rose without the stem, you can refer to my How to Make a Paper Rose video. The only difference is using a florist wire or a removable bamboo skewer to create your rose center. You can download and print onto your selected paper the rose and the leaf pattern below and visit my blog to get the full tutorial! Enjoy! ~ Lia
This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for summer. Just one on top of a wrapped wedding gift will add that “gift-on-top-of-gift” that I love to do when I do my own gift wrapping. These gardenias would also make a perfect wedding corsage to pin onto or tie at the wrist for a mother or grandmother. The possibilities go on!
For this flower I printed a simple line template onto one of my favorite paper types, a metallic, iridescent, frosty paper, that gives such a beautiful dimension when curled and sculpted. I used text weight paper in the colors White Gold for the flower and Botanic for the leaves. These papers are offered here at one of my favorite online shops, paper-papers.com. You can follow the tutorial below and download and print the template below. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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This cascading flower garland is a beautiful and easy idea for the backdrop for a wedding ceremony, a party photo booth or a dramatic addition to any room.
This garland template is printed onto letter weight (not card stock) Sage, Gold, and Poison Ivory, though it can be easily adapted to your needed color pallet. The PDF is three pages, one for each color of paper. I purchased my branch from a floral wholesale house, but you may be able to find one at your local florist on perhaps one that fallen from a tree. Just follow the tutorial on my website to create this beautiful spring decoration. Cheers! ~ Lia
I am always so happy to see the spring camellias in bloom and equally as sad when these brief flowers are gone again for another year. To make their pretty pink and white bursts last a little longer, I have made a template to recreate the camellia from metallic text weight papers that you can get right here on paper-papers.com. You will find the downloadable template at the end of this post.
The text weight (not card stock) metallic paper I used is Azalea for the bright pink, Rose Quartz for the pale pink, Quartz for the white and Botanic for the leaves. I used this Gold for the center of the flowers. To give the flowers extra dimension I printed (with a laser printer) a pale pink watercolor onto the Rose Quartz and Quartz, that is why you are seeing three pinks. I also cut three blooms from the Quartz white with no printing for the white flowers. If you would like to reproduce this look, I can find the watercolor print over on my blog post as well as the step-by-step tutorial on how I made them. Enjoy! ~ Lia
These fun paper apple blossom branches are so versatile, use them as a crawling centerpiece down the middle of a table for a wedding or baby shower brunch, bend to create a wreath for the wall or add them to a gift wrap for a Spring birthday!
The branches are made from paper covered wire that you can find in your craft store. For these branches I used a pretty metallic paper for both the blooms and the leaves. The blooms are made from two sheets of Ice Gold and the leaves are one sheet of Fairway, both in text weight. For the added touch of pink on the petals, you can print that onto your paper right from my template. The template also includes a pink texture of the back side of the petals. This is optional if you prefer a whiter flower. You can download and print the pattern at the end of the post. I do recommend a laser printer for the metallic papers. For a full tutorial, head over this way! ~Lia