DIY: Paper Flower Ribbons

DIY Paper Flowers

Our DIY contributor Smitten on Paper is back today to share a super easy DIY that will also add a subtle vintage touch to your celebration! And the best part? This DIY can be used on favors or as a fun boutonniere for your guys! All you will need are some pages from an old book, a couple buttons and a couple of good ol’ brads! Enjoy!!

DIY Paper Flowers Materials

1. pages from a book
2. punch cut – we used a flower shape
3. brads
4. awl
5. our downloadable template for flags
6. scissors
7. buttons

DIY Paper Flowers Step One

Step 1: Use the punch cut to create your petals. You will need about 5 for each flower bundle.

DIY Paper Flowers Step Two

Step 2: Cut out your flags.

DIY Paper Flowers Step Three

Step 3: Layer your petals and place them at the top of the flag. Use your awl to punch a small hole in the center of the petals and flag.

DIY Paper Flowers Step Four

Step 4: Use a brad to fasten the petals to the tag.

DIY Paper Flower Step 5

Step 5: Crunch the edges of each flower petal, one layer at a time.

DIY Paper Flower Step 6

Step 6: Add a cute little button to finish them off!

DIY Paper Flower

You’re Done! We attached each little bundle to a kraft favor boxes. These would also make really adorable boutonnieres.

DIY Paper Flower

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  1. These are so cute! I love the look and texture that the book pages add to the project.

  2. These are lovely! I think they would look great with a bit of red stitching on the flag part too :)

  3. lovely DIY crafting project I’m thinking 50 Shades of Grey for my Single party : )
    That be interesting read hehe but seriously really cute idea for wedding : )

  4. With so many creativity you inspire us all the time…great post.

  5. Great idea and can by customised to suit most wedding themes

  6. These are so cute… I just had to share… for a wedding, I made similar boxes but with the couples monogram rather than the “xoxo”. We used a stamp that I got from Three Designing Women. Check out a sale I saw going on today!!

  7. Stunningly simple. I can think of hundreds of uses for these. Brilliant!

  8. Very creative and simple to make. Jennifer with

  9. Love this! I am looking for similar boxes for my soon-to-be married best friend. Where did you find them? Please! Thanks :)


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