Botanicals have a lush and abundant look with tons of fresh options for making stunning arrangements, and of course they make for wonderful wedding decor. There is a huge variety of shades of green, so it isn’t difficult to find one that fits with your specific wedding color palette. To explore this greenery wedding trend a little further, I decided to design a gorgeous and flowing botanical bridal bouquet that you can make and home and keep long after your special day is over.
When making paper greenery and flowers, I always go for text weight paper rather than cardstock. The best way to make a paper botanical arrangement look realistic is to fold and curl the leaves and petals in natural ways. This is why I use text weight: cardstock is just too stiff to work with when you are trying to make your project look delicate and organic! More than anything, you want to make sure that your bouquet will have dimension.
To make this botanical bridal bouquet project, start by downloading the templates below. There is an SVG file to use with a cutting machine or a PDF you can cut by hand. Once you have those downloaded, head over to the post on our website to find a full list of tools and materials you will need to craft this arrangement. We used a combination of 6-8 different papers to bring this bouquet to life – here’s a lovely paper selection to get you started.
When you have your supplies ready, follow the video tutorial on our site. Generally, you will begin gluing the largest leaves and then move on to the smaller, more intricate details. Bouquet projects are great opportunities for customizing, so create any arrangement you’d like! For more projects using this beautiful frosted paper, browse through all of our metallic paper flower tutorials, or pop over to our membership page to see how you can continue exploring your creative side with us. Cheers! ~ Lia