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Woodsy Florals Wedding: Sweetheart Table Inspiration

Woodsy Florals Wedding: Sweetheart Table Inspiration

We love this Woodsy Blooms Wedding Invitation suite so much! It’s multi-seasonal and perfect for your rustic, woodsy or vintage style wedding. We know that your invitation often helps fuel the vision for your day-of decor, so we’ve put together some inspiration for your sweetheart table based on this lovely suite. We’re hoping to help… Read more.

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Napkin Garland

DIY Paper Napkin Flower Garland + Tutorial

Cocktail napkins, ribbon and those cheerio looking reinforcement labels are all you will need to make this delicate blooming garland. This little tutorial is a quick yet gorgeous way to decorate for  a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding reception. Though I used the white cocktail napkins that we had here at our studio, you… Read more.


Paper Anemone Flower + Tutorial

Happy Friday, everyone! What a wonderful way to start the weekend. . . with a new paper flower. The anemone flower is a favorite for weddings, with delicate pale petals and a black centers parallel the traditional wedding dress and black tuxedo. I am loving this pale pink variety and recreated it for you in… Read more.


Tutorial: How to Make a Long Stemmed Paper Rose

We have been so busy prepping our first round of Elli Kits (one dozen long stemmed red roses) that I found myself excited to share with all of you here on the blog the tutorial on how to make paper roses with long stems. This is a technique you can use for most of my… Read more.

Long Stemmed Paper Roses

DIY Paper Rose Kit for Valentine’s Day {limited quantity}

Today we are introducing our first Elli Kit. This box of crafty goodies has everything needed for you and your scissors to make a dozen of these gorgeous red long stemmed paper roses. In our kit you will find 12 laser prints of the luscious watercolor red rose and 12 prints of leaves, printed both… Read more.

DIY Mini Wreath

Mini Paper Rose Wreath in Blush, Pink & Peach

Just last week, Elli shop designer Emily shared one of her recent crafty gift projects. . . a mini version of the paper rose wreath. It is oh so adorable and easy to create with only six paper roses, so we had to share this fun project with you. Emily found a 5.5 inch foam… Read more.

Paper Ranunculus Gift Topper

DIY Paper Ranunculus + Tutorial

To start the new year of our paper flower series we will begin with the delicate ranunculus. When I had my flower shop many years ago, this was a wedding bouquet favorite. The ranunculus comes in an array of colors but my favorite was this pale peachy pink with the slight green centers. For these… Read more.


Tissue Paper Flower Topper Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone! A few of you who saw either my spot on ABC World News Now or on KATU News have requested that I show how I made the tissue flower topper. So here it is, super easy to make and guaranteed to make a big impression! I think I will make a bunch… Read more.


Paper Mum Printables + Tutorial

Continuing with my paper flower series. . . here is a gorgeous fall favorite, the mum also known by its longer name, the chrysanthemum. I love the rich plums and orange colors this flower comes in as it goes so well with fall decorations and entertaining. I will be using these mums in more upcoming… Read more.


DIY Watercolor Paper Lily

Happy Friday. . . freebie Friday! What is more summer than lilies? They remind me of my grandmother’s garden. Here is my paper version of my grandma’s lilies. I printed these on a card stock paper this time, thinking that lilies have thicker petals than other flowers. After printing the template (see link at end… Read more.


Watercolor Paper Poppies + Tutorial

There is something so happy about poppies. Even the name. . . poppy. . . puts a smile on my face. Have you seen the giant paper poppies gracing the windows of Anthropologie this month? So, so pretty.  So here you are, the Ellinée version of a printable paper poppy template with my full tutorial…. Read more.

Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

I was inspired to make this paper flower backdrop by one of our favorite wedding websites. So simple and lovely, I can see a few other uses for this garland backdrop that goes beyond wedding. For now, it will remain a beautiful wall sculpture against our charcoal wall. Supplies I used: Prints of Flower Garland… Read more.


Paper Flower Garland

Happy Earth Day! Today I am showing you the first version of a paper flower garland. You can download the PDF which is 3 pages. I chose three colors of text weight paper for the flowers and a green text weight paper for the leaves. I printed 3 prints of the first page using 2… Read more.


Mother’s Day Paper Bouquet

Here at Ellinée we are all about recycling and upcycling. Finding another great use for the paper rose bouquet from Friday’s post is how we like to think. To add a splash of color and a touch of spring, I clipped some of the watercolor butterflies from an earlier post onto the petals and ribbon… Read more.

Paper Rose Bouquet

Paper Rose Bouquet

This project, using paper roses to create a bouquet, has been on my mind since I posted the first paper rose tutorial. It is timeless and elegant and though I show it here in the white, it could easily be made in any color or even multiple colors by printing the template on a colored… Read more.

Freebie Friday: Paper Rose Wreath Template

Freebie Friday: Paper Rose Wreath Template

I call this my “Downton Abbey” wreath, because that is what I was watching as I trimmed the 24 roses for this project {my new favorite show. . . thank you PBS}. Perfect for wedding decorations or to hang in your home, the Downton Abby era vintage pattern on the petals add an interesting detail… Read more.


How to make a Paper Rose Wreath

Here is my tutorial on how I made my Paper Rose Wreath. One tip when you are gluing your roses onto the foam wreath is to squeeze the hot glue onto the flower rather than the foam itself as it will melt. I would love to see your creations so do share them with us… Read more.

Paper Rose Napkin Rings

Paper Rose Napkin Rings

Another great use for paper flowers is to add them to your table settings. Whether you are planning your wedding reception or just a cozy dinner for two, this added touch of a paper rose napkin ring is sure to delight. Here is a template for the napkin ring where I added a soft ecru… Read more.

Freebie Friday: DIY Paper Rose Templates

Freebie Friday: DIY Paper Rose Templates

Paper roses are one of my favorite paper crafts. I use them on gifts, wear them in my hair and make them to compliment a Papier Couture dress I create for the runway. Since my typical paper rose is made on the fly, this last week I noodled over how to make a template for you… Read more.

Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

A few years back I owned a little flower shop that specialized in weddings. Table centerpieces gave us a lot of opportunity to be creative and crafty. This paper rose tree is still one of my favorites because it is sweet and simple with that handmade touch. You can use any kind of paper (even… Read more.