Paper Flower Ideas

Spring is my favorite season. I practically live for Spring during the dark months of Winter, especially here on the East Coast where the winter months can be bitterly cold. I love seeing new green plants emerge from the ground, buds begin to open on the cherry blossom trees and lilac bushes, and it all just keeps getting better through peony season in May and rose season in the Summer. Paper flowers offer a much-needed dose of color and floral inspiration to get me through to Spring – and they make gorgeous decorations for weddings and parties! Here are some of my absolute favorite paper flower ideas!

Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet by The Lovely Ave

Paper flower wedding bouquet by The Lovely Ave

DIY Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet by The House That Lars Built

DIY paper flower bouquet by The House That Lars Built / Photo Credit: Jane Merritt

Carry a Beautiful Bouquet
As much as I love real flowers, crepe paper flowers are seriously stunning in their own right. And you don’t have to limit yourself to in-season flowers or worry about the cost of expensive out-of-season blooms!

Paper Flower Backdrop

Pastel paper flower backdrop / Photo Credit: Roberta Facchini via Wedding Chicks

Paper Flower Backdrop
Clusters of large paper flowers make an amazing statement wall for parties of all kinds and look incredible as a ceremony backdrop for weddings! Group them together as closely as possible for a beautiful and abundant layered look, or arrange them above cake and refreshments for added visual interest.

Paper Flower Wall for a Birthday Party

Paper flower birthday party decorations / Photo Credit: Lark Photography via The Makerista


Paper Flower Escort Cards (that double as favors!)

Paper Flower Escort Cards (that double as favors!) / Photo Credit: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper Flower Escort Cards
I’m a big fan of wedding details that serve double duty. These crepe paper poppies in small glass bottles are beautiful escort cards – and can also go home with guests at the end of the evening as wedding favors! You could even group several together on a table for a whimsical centerpiece.

Giant Paper Flower Bouquet

Giant paper flower bridesmaid bouquet / Photo Credit: Ashley Goodwin via Ruffled

Giant Paper Flower Bouquet
Why stick to a traditional floral bouquet? Giant paper flowers make an excellent statement bouquet for bridesmaids and brides alike!

Crepe Paper Flower Crown

Crepe paper flower crown by Castle in the Air via HonestlyWTF

Paper Flower Crown
This crepe paper flower crown would be so lovely for bridesmaids or flower girls in a whimsical or bohemian wedding! And I love the addition of tropical flowers like hibiscus.

Paper Flower Place Card

Magnolia paper flower place settings / Photo Credit: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper Flower Place Cards
This is such a wonderful idea for holiday dinners or smaller, more intimate weddings. Create (or purchase) your favorite flower from crepe paper, then add a place card in the shape of a leaf!

Crepe Paper Flower Escort Cards with Watercolor Calligraphy

Crepe paper flowers with watercolor calligraphy escort cards / Crepe paper flowers by Land of Flowers, Watercolor Calligraphy by Perch Paper Company / Photo Credit: Meghan Elliott Photography via Southern Weddings

DIY tea-dyed paper flower garland by The House That Lars Built

DIY tea-dyed paper flower garland from The House That Lars Built / Photo Credit: Anna Killian

Paper Flower Chair Decoration
Looking for a special way to decorate chairs at a wedding or a bridal shower? Paper flowers to the rescue! Make a large single bloom and hang it on the back of a chair – or drape a paper flower garland between two chairs.

Paper Flower Garland

Paper Flower Garland by May Contain Glitter

Paper Flower Chair DecorationPaper Flower Wedding Ceremony Arch

Large paper flower chair decorations, Photo Credit: Roberta Facchini via Wedding Chicks (left) // Paper flower ceremony arch, Photo Credit: Rylee Hitchner via Green Wedding Shoes (right)

Create a Ceremony Arch
I love the idea of using paper flowers to create a ceremony arch. Make several sizes of paper flowers in your wedding color palette, then adhere to your ceremony arch using chicken wire and floral wire.

Paper Flower Ceremony Aisle

Fairytale illustrated giant flower ceremony aisle decoration / Photo Credit: Caramel Studio

Line the Aisle
Isn’t this something straight out of a fairytale? These giant paper flowers are illustrated rather than made from crepe paper or tissue paper, then mounted on stalks made from chicken wire and covered with green crepe paper!

Paper Flower Nursery Decoration

Tissue paper flower nursery decoration / Photo Credit: Tracey Ayton via Glitter Guide

Decorate a Nursery
Last but definitely not least – can you imagine growing up in a room with giant paper flowers on the wall?! I honestly can’t imagine anything more beautiful or inspiring for a little girl’s room. And I love the added touch of Spanish Moss in the center of the flowers.