Paper flowers from Kate's

Flowers, NY, NJ and CT

Courtesy of Kate's Paperie

If you and your bridal party are artsy, DIY types, Kate's Paperie now offers the perfect opportunity for an alternative bridal shower or bachelorette party. The store's handmade flower line ($15–$200) has become so popular that Kate's now offers in-store lessons where staffers show classes exactly how to craft chains of the lovely faux flowers. It might be too much of an undertaking for your wedding, but the flower chains would look stunning draped over the dessert table at your engagement party or bridal shower. Kate's also offers the flower templates on their web site, so you can continue making flowers at home. For a schedule of upcoming classes near you, head to —Brianna Steinhilber

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