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Christy of One Handspun Day used our handcrafted Paper Flowers to create these incredible floating wreath centerpieces for Green Wedding Shoes! Read on for two more of Christie’s DIY ideas using Paper Flowers, and visit Green Wedding Shoes for a chance to win two dozen of your own + a vessel of your choice.

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I wanted to bring in more gold accents, so I added detail to the leaves of the roses. To create this same effect, use a gold pen to draw a line down the center of each leaf, and several lines down both sides.

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I love that the stems and leaves of the west elm roses have a wire base, because it makes them so easy to work with! Here a couple of different ways in which the roses could be incorporated into the individual place settings.

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Name Cards. Use a gold pen to write your guest’s name on the leaf, and curl the stem so the rose stands on the plate.

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Napkin Rings. I rolled each napkin and coiled the rose stem around it, shaping the leaf so it curves nicely over the top.

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Visit Green Wedding Shoes for a chance to win two dozen of our handcrafted Paper Flowers+ a vessel of your choice!
• See more of Christy’s DIY projects on the One Handspun Day blog, and check out her online shop for wedding invitations with original artwork from around the world!


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April 3, 2013

Beautiful, I love it all! Well done Christy!



April 3, 2013

Simply beautiful!!!

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April 3, 2013

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April 3, 2013

Wow this is helpful! How beautiful! Very quietly elegant.

Naomi {Sweet Violet Bride}

April 3, 2013

Love this!!!


April 3, 2013

Christy. We love your projects! My son is havi g an outdoor wedding in June. We are using your ideas. The fun part is incorporating our themes and colors using your ideas. It’s guaranteed to be a fairy tale wedding. Thank you christy for your creativeness and easy to flow instructions


April 3, 2013

Beautiful. Can’t wait to do these for a bridal shower I’m giving for a friend. She will be thrilled. They will look great at the wedding as well. Thank you christy. You never let me down. I’ve been following you for 2 years now! Keep those creative juices flowing. Love one hand spun day

Christy | One Handspun Day

April 3, 2013

Thank you West Elm for the fun opportunity to style your paper flowers! And thank you everyone for your sweet comments! xoxo

Dana Grant

April 3, 2013

Love what Christy did and it was so inspirational to photograph these! Thanks so much for the feature!

Debbie Andrews

April 3, 2013

Loved the flowers and all that Christy did with them. Sometimes simple and elegant is the perfect combination, Can’t wait to see more


April 3, 2013

WELP, this is absolutely adorable. Perfect example of how these gems can be utilized. Job extremely well done!

DIY Wedding – Paper Rose Flower Wreath Centerpieces

April 4, 2013

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