Making papercraft wedding decorations can be a huge joy. It’s a lovely way to give someone’s big day your own special stamp and save money.
Create a picture-perfect day using simple templates, patterned papers, lace and ribbons to craft favour boxes, decorate table number tags or make a lucky horseshoe gift or a bouquet of roses as a table centrepiece.
Using a few easy techniques, you can fill your wedding with bespoke flowers – they make perfect keepsakes too.
You will need
- Free wedding templates – download link at the bottom of article
- Patterned papers
- White and kraft card
- Foliage die – we used Cheery Lynn Design dies – Ferns
- Die-cutting machine
- Ribbon and lace
- Greeting stamp – we used Dovecraft photopolymer clear stamp – Mr & Mrs
- Black ink pad
- Cocktail sticks
- Sewing machine
Make a card base and layer up papers, ribbon and lace. Cut paper to 17×16.5cm, mat onto white card and machine-sew the edges.
Take some pink designer paper. Cut out the petal templates using a pair of sharp scissors.
Using a Distress ink pad and an ink dauber, gradually build up some colour on the edges of the paper petals.
Wrap a single petal around a cocktail stick and stick it down using tacky PVA. Use your fingertips to bend back the top of the petal.
Build up the petals in layers, overlapping them for a more realistic look. Curve the petals over as you go.
Once you’ve reached the desired size, use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the flower away from the cocktail stick.
Cut white card daisies and add adhesive pearls to the centres. Round the petals by curling them around a cocktail stick.
Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card using black ink. Use a clear acrylic block to position the stamp centrally.
Use the free templates to make an arch in kraft card and top it with your sentiment. Add die-cut foliage and your flowers.
Using the free templates, cut out the dress and the bride and groom’s body parts. Paper piece the characters together.
Decorate the wedding dress with hand-cut white flowers and embellish with pearls. Use a pair of tweezers to position them accurately.
Attach the bride and groom to the card front using sticky foam pads. Finish with more pearls and gems for added sparkle!
Download your free wedding templates
Here are all the templates you need to make the bride and groom card show in the step-by-step guide
We have templates for coordinating wedding decorations, too!
Here are the templates you need to make this lovely lucky horseshoe
Here are the templates you need to make this wedding favour box
Here are the templates you need to make this paper bouquet of roses and lilies – the foliage is die cut
Take a look at our video guide showing how to assemble the small paper roses from the templates, used on the wedding card. The process is the same for the big roses – just use the larger templates!
How to make paper roses
Looking for free patterned papers to use on your card?
We have some brilliant designs for you to download and print for free for personal crafting use. How about one of these?
- Free vintage letter and typewriter patterned papers
- Free art nouveau patterned papers
- Free all weather patterned papers
- Free vintage couture patterned papers
- Free floral thanks you patterned papers