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Saturday, March 12, 2011

{Green} My Favorite Things #6: Paper Flowers

First let me apologize for the sporadic posting this week. I've had lots to sidetrack me - honeymoon planning, class, and Marketo's Rock Your Revenue Roadshow. I promise next week will more than make up for it.
  • Monday, we'll continue with recaps. Not one, but two! I have a deadline now - our book must be done and in our hands before we leave on our honeymoon.
  • Wednesday, the Pampering the Groom series covers selecting a custom shirt for your groom and the men in the wedding party.
  • Thursday, I'll be featuring {Heritage & Craft} Vintage and Custom Rentals. If your wedding dreams involve furniture, sweet details, or props, you aren't going to want to miss this post. I interviewed Erin yesterday; she's amazingly creative and energetic.
Of course there will be eye candy - shoes on Tuesday, purses on Thursday, and movie-inspired fashions on Friday.

It's sunny outside and Spring is on my mind. Therefore, I've got a round up of paper flower tutorials for you (if you like fabric flowers, check back next Saturday).
Credits: Top Row (left to right) - Paper Flowers photographed by For You Love Me, spotted on Ruffled (tutorial for these world's easiest paper flowers from Miss Trail Mix (Weddingbee)); Paper Boutonniere, photographed by Pat Furey, spotted on Project Wedding (tutorial for paper leaves on Just Something I Made). Center Photos - Paper Flowers handmade by Wire & Paper (template for making the flowers and tutorial on 'i do' it yourself), photographed by KIM+PHIL Photography, spotted on Weddings FreshBottom Row (left to right) - Crepe Poppies Daisies and Pearls spotted on The Sweetest Occasion; Origami flowers crafted/photographed by Miss Guinea Pig (Weddingbee) from a tutorial by Folding Trees.
I couldn't find a tutorial that I liked for creating boutonnieres from vintage paper (top right image in the scrapbook above). So, I'm going to cheat and include a fabric flower tutorial.
Credit: Jessica Jones of How About Orange

Jess of How About Orange shows us how to turn fabric scraps into formed flowers with a little bit of Stiffen Stuff, a button, and thread. By changing up fabrics and sizes of flowers you can change a bare wall into a gorgeous waterfall of Spring color. For your paper flowers, substitute Mod Podge for Stiffen Stuff and paper for the fabric scraps.

Other tutorials for paper flowers
  • Raid your kitchen cabinets for cute cupcake wrappers (or substitute ruffled coffee filters) to create interesting flowers in no time at all.
  • Add 3D pinwheel flowers to the walls of your hall. Vary sizes for greatest interest.
  • Double the materials Nice Package requires and you've got colorful paper pom pom spheres that you can hang in doorways, from staircases, or top tables with.
P.S. If it's gorgeous weather where you are today, please don't start crafting now. Go enjoy the day!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing my paper poppy tutorial. Such a lovely collection of inspiration.


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