Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

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!

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

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Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

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Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet

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Materials:

  • Crepe paper in orange, pinks, red, white, yellow, and green
  • Floral wire stems
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Stamens for daffodils
  • Wooden beads for poppy centers
  • Wedding Paper Flower Templates HERE

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Instructions:

Daffodil: See our tutorial HERE

Poppy:

  1. 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.
  2. Place a wooden bead over crepe paper covered wire, leaving 1/4-inch of the light green crepe paper exposed above the bead.
  3. Gently flare out the crepe paper at the top of the bead to create a little spout.
  4. Cover the wooden bead by wrapping 1/2-inch strips of outstretched dark green crepe paper around it.
  5. 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.
  6. Wrap and glue the fringed piece around the base of the bead.
  7. Using the templates provided, cut out 2 petals of each size.
  8. 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.
  9. Glue the petals to the center stamen, starting with the two smallest placed across from each other, then adding in the larger ones.
  10. Cut out the leaves using the template and attach 1 to 2 per stem.

Tulip: See our tutorial HERE

Kumquats: 

  1. Crumple a small piece of tissue paper up into the rough size of a kumquat
  2. Cut 1/2 wide strips of orange crepe paper against the grain. Stretch out the strips to smooth out the ridges.
  3. Stick a piece of floral wire into the tissue paper ball and secure with glue.
  4. 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.
  5. Using the leaf templates provided create green leaves and glue floral wire to the backs of them.
  6. Group some kumquats and leaves together to create kumquat boughs

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Photography by Jane Merritt  | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen

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