Paper Flower Escort Cards

Spring has finally arrived and it has got me in a spring mood. So much so that I spent all afternoon putting together rose escort cards. Sure maybe I could have had a picnic instead, but then again they only require three things (cardboard, scissors and a glue gun), are super easy to make, and pretty adorable. In fact I think they’d make a starling addition to any spring wedding (and a spring afternoon well spent).

Materials:

supplies

  • Paper for roses (I used red and pink)
  • Paper for leaves (I used green and taupe)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:
Step 1: Draw roses

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Draw squiggly circles on the paper that you’ve chosen for the roses. If you want all of your roses to be the same size and shape, you can make a pattern and trace it. Otherwise just draw them freehand. Try to make them as circle-like as possible (they’ll be much easier to roll later if you do).

Step 2: Cut out roses

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Cut out the shapes you drew in step 1.

Step 3: Cut roses into spiral

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Starting from the outside and working your way into the center, cut the roses into a spiral. Cut out a little hole in the middle.

Step 4: Roll roses

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Starting from the outside and working your way in, roll each rose spiral as tightly as you can.

Step 5: Draw leaf

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Draw a leaf. If you want for all of your escort cards to be the same, make a pattern and trace it, otherwise just draw each leaf separately. Make sure to include a stem on the end (you’ll need this to peg your flower escort cards when they’re finished).

Step 6: Cut leaf out

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Cut out the leaf. If you’re not great with a pair of scissors, you can order pre-cut leaves from somewhere like Etsy or even use rectangular or other-shaped tags.

Step 7: Hot glue gun!

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Whip out your hot glue gun and go to town on either the leaf or the base of the rose (whatever works for you).

Step 8: Glue rose

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Allow the rose to unfurl until you’re happy with its size. Then press the rose into place and repeat until all of your escort cards are done.

Step 9: Finish

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Write the names onto the leaves, pin them up and you’re done! If you — like me — don’t have the greatest handwriting, you could also print the names or use a stencil.

Mix it up
Don’t be afraid to suit the roses to your wedding color scheme – they can be green, yellow, blue, brown or any color you like (and attached to any leaf you like).

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  1. We see more and more brides adding DIY touches to their wedding. These places cards are adorable & an easy to do project for the bride and her bridal party. LOVE all your creative ideas!

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