Folded flowers

My favorite part of the book-writing process is the research. Buckling down and actually doing the writing kind of sucks because it can be tedious if you’re not in the right frame of mind. But dang if I don’t love me some serious hardcore research. When you plug something like, oh, “unusual wedding flowers” into Google or you get some super cool results. For example, Lisa Shea makes colorful origami flowers that can be used as a floral alternative in bouquets and centerpieces.

You can write your grocery list on ‘em after you say “I do”

There are a ton of paper options, so you’re almost guaranteed to find something that matches your wedding color scheme. I think a mix of textured and monocolor flowers would look awesome. Of course, if you’ve got all the time in the world, you could try making your own origami flowers with sheets of origami paper and long green pipe cleaners. Directions for various sorts of origami flowers can be found here, here, here, here, and here. If you want to go all out, spring for Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets. Be aware, however, that the book isn’t really for beginners. Bone up on your origami skillz before attempting a full bouquet.

3 Responses to “Folded flowers”

  1. Pencils says:

    The paper flower kits at Paper Source are quite nice. They’re not cheap, but once you have them, you can use your own paper and supplies to make more. I thought about making loads of them to decorate the aisles at my wedding, but just didn’t have the time. The daffodils they introduced last spring are particularly pretty, they really look like daffodils (which are my favorite flower.) And then of course there’s always Martha Stewart’s crepe paper flowers. I recently sold the issue of MS Weddings with the article on crepe paper flowers and pompoms on eBay for a surprising amount of money. 😉

  2. Chloe says:

    I folded (okay, my MIL to be helped) approximately 1000 origami butterflies for my wedding. It was definitely a labor of love – but they looked amazing hanging over our arbor & above the guests. I also tied them onto the favors, so there were butterflies all over the tables too 🙂

  3. Never teh Bride says:

    That’s seriously hardcore, Chloe!