Paper flower corsages and boutonnières

Not all pinned corsages and boutonnières have to be made of fresh flowers! There’ve been really cute ones used, such as action figurines and even sweets.

To stay true to using paper flowers, our pinned corsages, boutonnières and flowers for my hair were also made of paper. Other paper flower items include the church pew decorations, the flower girl’s large flower, my maid-of-honor’s and my hand bouquet. Yes, my friends thought I was crazy.

But now that the wedding frenzy is over, there’s finally more time to share more of what was done!

paper flower corsages and boutonnieres |

Top row (from left to right):
Groom’s boutonnière, best man’s boutonnière, maid-of-honor’s pinned corsage, flowers for my hair (with one spare stalk)

Bottom row:
Two pairs of boutonnières and corsages for our dads (left of the pair) and mums (right of the pair)

These were all handmade using coffee filter paper, hand-dyed with a dropper and acrylic paint and food coloring, gold dipped shuttlecock feathers (see tutorial here), artificial leaves and floral tape.

Brooch pins were added to the back (thanks to the help of my dear friend Amy who helped glue them down while I was still stitching the final parts to my gown a few days before the wedding!).

paper flower corsage |

paper flower boutonniere |

I was really happy at how they turned out! Part of me wonders if it’s possible to do this for a living ;)

The proper photos by our darling wedding photographer Amelia will be out in about a month’s time. Can’t wait to see and share them!


  1. Linda says

    Hi Michele,

    Love the boutenierres! I also have a paper flower theme for my wedding..just you have a tutorial for how to make the paper roses?


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