I am making these paper bouquets for my upcoming "Flirty Fiesta" party. They are the centerpieces for the guest tables, so they'll be sitting on top of the oilcloth tablecloths I just made. I am loving these bright colors. I was contemplating filling the glass vases (which I'm reusing from my wedding!) with some brightly wrapped candy but decided it would be too much. There will be plenty of good color with the tablecloths, bouquets and garden setting--at least I hope!
I was inspired to use napkins for these flowers by a recent "wall flower" tutorial I saw on MADE. I used six cocktail-sized napkins for each flower in a bouquet. Total supply list per flower included 6 napkins, one bamboo skewer, and one twist-tie. After making a flower (full pom-pom, rather than wallflower style) I skewered it and used the twist-tie to secure it to the bamboo.
I used five flowers per arrangement:
- One "full sized" yellow flower with curved petals
- One "full sized" orange flower with pointed petals
- One "cut down" green flower with curved petals (I cut about 3/4" off two sides of the stack of napkins to reduce the diameter before folding)
- One "cut down" turquoise flower with pointed petals
- One "cut down" fuschia flower with pointed petals
Fun! And pretty. I think paper flowers are perfect for the "Flirty Fiesta." And I have to come up with a another use for them, or someone needs to throw a party like this and use them because they are too pretty to throw away.