Paper poms, garlands, bouquets, chandeliers, and centerpieces are such a big trend for DIY brides. Paper decor can add color, texture, and a touch of whimsy to any wedding. If you’re looking for inexpensive and creative – not to mention easy – ways to decorate a wedding, look no further! With tons of colors and design ideas to choose from, you can create just about anything you have in mind. Explore the world of paper creations with these inspirations and how-to’s from Martha Stewart Weddings.
Want to preserve your flowers for years to come? That’s the best part about paper! Paper garlands, boutonnieres and bouquets can be pressed, framed, or re-used to decorate your home with. You can place the flowers in wreaths or in vases to have them brighten up your home year round. For those not-so DIY-savvy, visit Desicra‘s Etsy to shop romantic hand-crafted paper confections.
Liven up the cake or place settings by incorporating your favorite flower like these poppies made from crepe paper or soft tisue paper dahlias as napkin rings. There are several how-to’s on making a variety of paper flowers all over the internet, including here at Martha Stewart Weddings. This is a great way to involve your wedding party, invite them over and get to cutting.
On a budget? Paper flowers can take the place of fresh flowers. Create a monochromatic bouquet like the one above for a bright, eye-catching arrangement. See how to make your own here.
Clustering poms to create a chandelier above the centerpieces is a quick and easy way to add texture and fill space. Plus, you can keep these to decorate a nursery or office with in the future. Don’t have the time to make these? Go to PomLove‘s Etsy shop to pick your favorite color combos.
Fluttering wands made with paper flowers and colorful ribbon for flower girls to carry down the aisle is a twist on traditional petal-scattering. Flower girls will delight in skipping down the aisle with these wands.
For a creative way to direct guests, drape a festive garland of paper flags with their name and table number at the entrance of the reception. Easy and inexpensive. Get the how-to for this simple yet chic idea here.
Are you using paper details in your wedding decor?