Today I'm going to teach you how to make paper peonies just like the ones featured on the cake table in the image above! (Those are mine! Hooray!) Just a heads up, this is one of my first every DIY's, so bear with me. I'm much better at teaching in person than I am at writing out all of these steps. Also, the photos were taken with my iPhone, because holding a heavy DSLR Nikon with one hand and trying to take photos of your other hand is a difficult feat.
Here's what you're going to need for your paper peonies.
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Floral Wire (18 Gauge works well)
Heavy Duty Crepe Paper - I purchased mine from Paper Mart - http://www.papermart.com/
Floral Stamens - I purchased mine from Amazon, but you could pick them up at pretty much any craft store.