Sometimes an occasion just calls for a tea party. And who does tea parties better than the Royals? We were inspired by the lush florals that adorned Prince George’s Chapel on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day. Were you able to catch a glimpse? The arches were covered with white roses and plenty of foliage to create an almost ethereal look. We pared down the look so it would be appropriate for an elegant centerpiece. We used a mixture of tissue paper, crepe paper, and cardstock to get a really lovely mix of textures. Of course, we have to include our Royal Wedding mugs to complete the look!
Find out how to recreate the Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party!
Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party
- 1 package white tissue paper
- 1 Sheet yellow tissue paper
- Hot glue gun
- Floral tape and wire, only required if you want to put stems on the blooms.
- To create the petals, cut out a rough heart shape with a flat base. The petals should be 1-inch wide and the base, 1.5 inches wide at the top, 2-3 inches tall. They don’t have to be perfect! You’ll want 15-20 petals per flower. Quicken the process by layering the tissue paper and cutting multiple petals at the same time.
- Set the petals aside and work on the center. Crumple a small piece of tissue paper into a ball. If you want a wire stem, glue the tip of the wire into the ball.
- Then cut a 1-inch by 2-inch piece of yellow tissue paper and wrap around the ball, twisting at the base and securing with glue.
- Cut a 2-inch wide by 3-inch long piece of yellow tissue paper. Fold the piece in half so it measures 1-inch by 3-inches.
- Fringe the long edge of the tissue paper, keeping the folded edge intact.
- Wrap the fringe around the yellow center and secure with glue.
- Then take your petals and pinch them at the base to create a little gather or pleat. Glue to the base of the yellow center. Continue adding petals until you get a really full bloom.
- We made boughs of green leaves for the foliage by cutting a mixture of crepe paper leaves and cardstock leaves. If you have a copy of Craft the Rainbow, we used the same technique we used for the orange garland!