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
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Hydrangeas are such a beautiful summer flower and a great pick for wedding bouquets and reception decor. One way to get this lush garden look that will last beyond your special event is to make your blooms with paper. Since they are paper, you can create these gorgeous flowers ahead of time and then reuse them for future events or as gifts. I made these paper hydrangea using metallic papers which add a velvety look to the tiny petals. For the white heads I chose Ice Silver and the painted blue blooms are made with Opal to give the blue a yellow undertone. The large leaves are cut from Botanic. Though you can use a card stock for these flowers, I used the text weight paper. Once you finish your bloom you will see that even the lighter text weight becomes quite solid in this floral sculpture.
To help you make your paper hydrangeas, here are both printable templates for the petals and leaves as well as the SVG files for you to use on your Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo. If you are making a lot of these blooms, I do suggest investing in one of these cutting machines. For the full tutorial of how to paint and create these pretty paper flowers, come visit me right here! ~ Lia
Parchtone Paper and Envelopes are being re-organized on our floor. We are moving out all of the standard 65lb Cover and 60lb Text so we can concentrate on stocking our high quality weights. We will focus on 4 colors: Aged, Gunmetal, Natural and White with our weights of text paper being 80lb Text (120gsm) and our card stock paper stocked in 80lb Cover. Additionally, our envelope stock is transitioning to 80lb Text as to allow for a higher quality offering in these 4 parchment shades. We will keep #10, A1 & A6 as a 60lb envelope yet moving A2 & A7 to be 80lb Text, along with introducing A9 envelopes. We hope you enjoy these new offerings of weights which will provide a broader assortment of parchment papers on our site when mixing manufacturer options.