Decorating with Paper Flowers

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Another week into my craft room takeover-makeover I have finally picked out the majority of my decor including floating bookshelves, an area rug, and some incredible art pieces I've picked up at craft markets all over the country.  One of my fabulous finds is a very unique vase I snagged for just $10 at an antique shop in Michigan this past weekend.  I believe it's porcelin.  It's a lovely light mint color and has a crackled appearance up close.  It is a flat vase with a wide base and tapers up to a fairly narrow opening, giving it a whimsical feel.  Just what I was looking for!

So while I'm waiting for delivery of the larger items for my room, I decided to make some flowers for my new vase.  Yes real flowers are beautiful and they smell lovely.  But I'm going to need a little less fuss in my room and won't want to have a large vessel of water anywhere near my hoards of paper!

Going with the color scheme I decided on a while back, I chose to make most of the flowers from brown craft paper and the rest from origami paper in blue-green colors.  I also decided to do a mix of flower styles to mimick a proper bouquet.  I made two kinds of roses; large Mister Lincoln roses and traditional English roses.  I also made a few small ranunculus and some spider chrysanthemum of varying sizes.

For the English roses I used the same paper quilling techniques I used to make my rose earrings and paper quilled rose boutonnieres.  Some day in the near future I will try to remember to do a tutorial on how to make roses.  I also used paper quilling techniques to make the spider chrysanthemums and ranunculus.  As is the case with paper quilling, both styles of flower involve long strips of paper being rolled up inch by inch to form flower shapes.

paper flowers

For the Mister Lincoln roses I found a great tutorial on Youtube which I followed step by step.  Since these roses are larger in size they required significantly more paper than the other flowers.  However, I was super impressed with the final result.  Even my husband commented on how pretty they are!  Now I'd say that's a ringing endorsement.

paper rose large

Once the flowers were complete I wrapped green wire with floral tape to make stems and fastened them with glue.  Voila!  A stunning bouquet that will never need changing (at least not until I do my next makeover ;).

paper rose large blue


This is a neat idea

This is a neat idea to decorate. I love fresh flowers but don't have the time or energy to keep changing them. And you're right about keeping water away from craft projects!

Thank you

Great comment! I agree with you there. Fresh flowers can be time consuming and costly at the end of the day. This way we can create something that will last AND goes with our other decor.

Many people have skills to

Many people have skills to make flowers by using papers. By the research of best writing services 2018 people like to decorate their rooms with these flowers. They can buy some art decoration pieces and can keep beautiful paper flowers in such pieces.

Yes I love to decorate with

Yes I love to decorate with flowers as well. Most recently I made large scale flower centerpieces for a bridal shower. There are so many exciting applications for this kind of work.

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