If you haven’t heard, we’re creating a new paper wedding bouquet every month for all you brides to be out there! We kept it clean and simple last month with a white stunner that would work for so many different styles. This month’s bouquet is far more colorful and perfect for a more casual, lively gathering! We’re calling it our Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet! Poppies, daffodils, tulips, and a few kumquats come together to create a bright and springy bouquet. We’ve provided templates and step-by-step instructions so you can recreate this lush beauty for your next event! It looks lovely in a vase as well!
Download the flower templates today!
Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet
- Crepe paper in orange, pinks, red, white, yellow, and green
- Floral wire stems
- Hot glue gun
- Stamens for daffodils
- Wooden beads for poppy centers
- Paper Flower Templates HERE
Daffodil: See our tutorial HERE
- To make the center stamen, cut out a 1″x1/2″ piece of light green crepe paper. Glue a piece of floral wire to the edge of the crepe paper piece and roll it up into a tight coil with the wire in the center.
- Place a wooden bead over crepe paper covered wire, leaving 1/4-inch of the light green crepe paper exposed above the bead.
- Gently flare out the crepe paper at the top of the bead to create a little spout.
- Cover the wooden bead by wrapping 1/2-inch strips of outstretched dark green crepe paper around it.
- Cut a 1-inch tall by 3-inch wide piece of lime green crepe paper. Fringe the long edge by cutting very narrow slits down the edge.
- Wrap and glue the fringed piece around the base of the bead.
- Using the templates provided, cut out 2 petals of each size.
- Accordion fold each petal lengthwise and then twist the folded petal gently. This will give the poppy petal its signature crumpled texture. Gently untwist and unfold the petal.
- Glue the petals to the center stamen, starting with the two smallest placed across from each other, then adding in the larger ones.
- Cut out the leaves using the template and attach 1 to 2 per stem.
Tulip: See our tutorial HERE
- Crumple a small piece of tissue paper up into the rough size of a kumquat
- Cut 1/2 wide strips of orange crepe paper against the grain. Stretch out the strips to smooth out the ridges.
- Stick a piece of floral wire into the tissue paper ball and secure with glue.
- Wrap the tissue paper ball with the outstretched crepe paper strips to cover completely and form a smooth kumquat shape. Repeat to create as many kumquats as desired.
- Using the leaf templates provided create green leaves and glue floral wire to the backs of them.
- Group some kumquats and leaves together to create kumquat boughs
Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen