Getting Started with Paper Flowers: Supplies, Resources and Inspiration

DIY Blush and cream crepe paper flower wedding bouquet on rocks

So you’ve decided to DIY paper flowers for your wedding? Here are some tips for getting started with paper flowers. In this blog post, you’ll find a list of the supplies you might need, along with links to where they can be purchased. I also created a list of books and tutorials that will get you started on the path of making paper flowers. Finally, I linked some of the best paper flower artists on Instagram to give you some inspiration.

Getting Started with Paper Flowers Paper to Petal DIY Crepe Paper Flower Book with Florist and Doublette Crepe

Supplies

Crepe Paper: Castle in the Air, Blumchen, PaperMart, Oh Happy Day, Carte Fini, Lia Griffith

Tissue Paper: PaperMart, Lia Griffith, Amazon

Floral Tape: PaperMart, Amazon, Joann

Tacky Glue: Amazon, Joann, Michaels

Glue Gun: Amazon, Joann, Michaels

Floral Wire: PaperMart, Amazon

Resources

Books

Paper to Petal by Thuss & Farrell – One of the prettiest books I have ever seen. Every single flower is beautifully photographed with gorgeous colors and step by step instructions. It also gives a great explanation of foundational techniques like cupping and ruffling. If you’re only going to buy one book, I would buy this one!

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers by Livia Cetti – This is an incredible resource for beautiful tissue paper flowers. Livia Cetti also teaches you various techniques for dying and bleaching tissue paper for more realistic coloring. If you want to make tissue paper flowers, I highly recommend this book.

The Fine Art of Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner – I have been waiting for this book to come out for over a year now! Tiffanie Turner makes the most amazing, life-like crepe paper flowers out there. She’s known for her attention to detail and her breathtaking, over-sized crepe paper flowers that are true masterpieces. This book is being released in the end of August and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Flowersmith by Jennifer Tran – Jennifer Tran is better known as Papetal in the paper flower community and has a love for beautiful realistic flowers in bright, vivid shades of crepe paper. Her book is being released on May 1 and can be pre-ordered worldwide.

DIY Crepe Paper and Tissue Paper Flower Tutorials

Tutorials

Clockwise from the upper left corner

Crepe Paper Flowers by Lia Griffith

Peony by Papetal

Tissue Paper Flowers by Lia Griffith

Tulip by Lynn Dolan

Daffodil by Kate Alarcon

Coral Charm Peony by Kate Alarcon

Instagram Inspiration

Tiffanie Turner, Lynn Dolan, Papetal, A Petal Unfolds, Lia Griffith, Livia Cetti, Cobra Lily Shop, Suzonne Stirling

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