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Posy Parasol

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2009

Your tiniest attendants will positively bloom thanks to these posy-topped rice-paper parasols. Dresses, $145, Coren Moore. "Flavia" Shoes, by Little Raggio from Penny's From Heaven, $89. Parasols, 28", $5.50 each, Cultural Intrigue, lunabazaar.com. "Doublette" crepe paper, $2.50, Castle in the Air.

Flower girls are pretty adorable as they are, but we've found a way to pile on even more cuteness: Instead of having them scatter blossoms as they amble down the aisle, have them be the blossoms by carrying these petal-topped rice-paper umbrellas! Added bonus? After the ceremony, they can tote the pretty parasols home as favors.

Download the Petal Template

1. Download our petal template and print it onto a letter-size sheet of paper. 

2. Accordion-fold crepe paper 8 times, folding every 4 1/2 inches. Trace template onto the crepe paper. 

3. Cut along the traced line through all the layers of the crepe paper to create the petal tips.

 

4. Unfold the crepe paper completely, making certain not to tear it, and lay it flat.

 

5. Wrap the flat edge of the crepe paper around the cap of an open parasol, cinching it as you work.

 

6. Secure the gathered crepe paper around the cap using a rubber band or a thin strip of pretty ribbon.

Comments (7)

  • KAF1 9 Oct, 2013

    OMG..... This was the most difficult project I attempted for our son's wedding... You need at least 6 hands to hold the crepe paper at the top of the parasol. Also there is no way to secure the flower with a ribbon or rubber band.. Hot glue is the only way.. Sad thing is once you make them is that they have to be stored open. Made it a challenge before the wedding and at the wedding. They take up a lot of space.Had to order crepe paper on line as no one locally carried it. crepepaperstore.com

  • bags and clutches 3 Feb, 2013

    Many wedding accessories were not as popular and in demand before a couple of decades as they are today, thanks to genius like Martha stewart, who almost single-handedly has changed the 'landscape' of fashion. Bridal parasols is one of such bridal accessories that have become "must-have" wedding accessory for modern brides these days. These parasols have only added to the styles and elegance of the ladies

  • bags and clutches 3 Feb, 2013

    Many wedding accessories were not as popular and in demand before a couple of decades as they are today, thanks to genius like Martha stewart, who almost single-handedly has changed the 'landscape' of fashion. Bridal parasols is one of such bridal accessories that have become "must-have" wedding accessory for modern brides these days. These parasols have only added to the styles and elegance of the ladies

  • JohnKChen 1 Sep, 2011

    *Wow, Andvaranaut, great comprehensive response! Whilst I can see the artistic merit and tourism potential, I find difficulty acepting such complexity and expense being necessary for its function. What I’m trying to say is, if it were half that size it would still polish some egos and the other half could be used to build homes for the refugees in Africa. Just a thought. Be and go well,

  • brespencer 4 Aug, 2011

    I just made one of these for my upcoming wedding. It took less than 1 hour, and is absolutely adorabe. Downside---the parasol cant close now, (well, it can, but the flower stays poofed out). I used a small elastic hairband (one for a baby/toddler) and trust me, its not going anywhere. The greater risk is that the crepe paper will tear, but, it is crepe paper after all. I LOVE it!

  • lindalalonde 1 May, 2011

    How secure will a rubber band or bit of ribbon be? Children are likely to fidget with the flower and it would come right off. It needs to be glued or otherwise attached.
    Imagine the little flower girl at the wedding when her parosol comes apart!
    These would be great for an outdoor wedding - especially in a garden.

  • Claudr 4 Nov, 2009

    I was just wondering if you could still fold these with the flowers?