So, this was my bouquet! On the way back home, it was crushed, sadly. but I'm going to mend it, and hold onto it forever, I think. I feel too emotionally invested, haha. I made the paper roses using this tutorial I found here on 100 layer cake. Instead of just using pages from a book, I used tea-stained graph paper, pages of vintage magazines, super old sheet music and vintage maps of the Pacific Northwest. I added a feather, felt flowers and lace for color and texture, and you can't see it in the picture, but the handle is wrapped in burlap. So itchy!
This is definitely a time-consuming and frustrating project, but pretty rewarding in the end! :) 'specially 'cause it doesn't die on ya, like real flowers do! ;)