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DIY Wedding Tutorial: Let there be light | Wedding Ideas

I have a couple of very quick wedding tutorials for you today and this one is really, really easy {so easy, it wouldn’t even be lost on me!}. These oh-so-pretty paper flower fairy lights can be used to beautify your wedding venue and would be absolutely adorable for your outdoor wedding!

Wedding tutorial ~ paper flower fairy lights

{via Apartment Therapy}

To make flower fairy lights you will need:

♥   Fairy lights
♥   Vellum paper in a variety of colours
♥   Scissors


1. Cut 15cm squares of vellum paper in a variety of colours. You will need two or three squares of paper for each fairy light. Fold paper square in half diagonally to form a triangle.

Wedding tutorial ~ paper flower fairy lights

2. Fold the left and right corners up to meet at the centre, forming a diamond shape. Fold in half to form a small triangle.

3. Cut curves along the open edges to form a heart-shaped top and create the petal effect. You might like to choose different petal shapes for each colour. Layering them, the variety of shapes will add depth.

4. Cut across the bottom point to create a small opening to slip the light bulb through. Unfold.

5. Layer a few paper petals in different colours on each fairy light. Attach the flowers above the bulb on the plastic wire so the bulb is left exposed.

While vellum paper is a lot less flammable than ordinary paper, please don’t leave the lights on unattended!

Little bit too girlie pretty? What about this fab little tutorial from The Small Garden blog? Stylish and oh-so-chic origami inspired lanterns…

Origami inspired lantern {light} instructions ~ wedding ideas

{via The Small Garden}

And to prove how easy it is folks {ok, ok, it did take me a good 10 mins or so to get the hang of it and this was my second attempt} here’s one I made earlier…

Origami inspired lantern {light} DIY ~ wedding ideas

{via moi}

Heehee! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to say that… I used some old wrapping paper but you could use Japanese, Vintage, Modern paper ~ whatever paper you want!!

And if this all proves just a little too much like hard work, you can have them custom made via etsy! Imagine the possibilities!!

DIY Wedding Tutorial: Let there be light | Wedding Ideas

{via etsy}

Would love to hear your comments my dears are you going to give it a go?

  1. Absolutely love these! I’m sure it will take me several attempts but they’re going on my ‘to do’ list.

    1. Yay!! I’m so excited that you are going to try to make these. Imagine all the pretty paper you can use :) Thanks for your comment lovely XxX

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