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February 15, 2012

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diy | fresh [paper] flowers

Despite our incredibly mild Winter (except for the October snowstorm), I’m officially ready for Spring!  The weather’s been quite warm.  We have paper whites blooming on the dining room window sill, and I’m just in the mood for flowers, green grass, picnics, etc.  Hence, today’s flowery DIY.  One of my fave DIYs so far, and it only needs three supplies – wooden skewers, floral tape, and crinkled book pages (I used the same beautiful book of poetry as my paper tree DIY).

 

First.
To create the stem, wrap the floral tape around three wooden skewers (overlapping approximately half the width of the tape), covering the skewers completely.

Second.
Shape the crinkled book pages into petals.

Third.
Using the floral tape, add one “petal” at a time, carefully spacing around the skewer stem.  Simply bunch the petal at the bottom, place it on the stem, and wrap the tape around a few times.  It will look as if the paper is growing out of the stem.

 

Then.
Enjoy your pretty flowers.

These paper flowers would be wonderful as a centerpiece, a wedding bouquet, a spring party, a gift to a friend (or even Mother’s Day!).  I am dreaming up some large paper flowers and cannot wait to share with you all (if my dream is actually workable!)…

Happy Wednesday!

till tomorrow,
Rebecca

  1. Kirsty says:

    wow there really pretty! so different! im looking for something a bit different for my wedding …. this may be it! thanks for sharing x

  2. jillian m. says:

    What a charming idea! Love this. I'm pinning this so I can remember to try it.

  3. Olivilla says:

    i love it so much!

  4. lori says:

    I am drooling over these! They are beautiful!

  5. Sara S ♥ says:

    These are fantastic!!

    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

  6. Beautiful! Maybe even possibly for an artistically challenged blogger like myself 🙂

  7. Vanessa says:

    These are sweet! I don't know if mine would turn out quite that lovely, but it's worth a try.

  8. Rebecca says:

    Vanessa, I'm sure they will; they are really very easy to make!! Let me know if you have any questions when you make your flowers 🙂

  9. Oh I love these! I think my nightstand needs a bit of a spruce 🙂

  10. these are beautiful! i have a serious lack of green thumb so these would be lovely for my home. and love the soft lighting of your photographs!

  11. So cute!! I love your step by step photos!

  12. Beautiful. Love how delicate they look!

  13. these are SO cool! totally adore your blog! am so glad to have discovered it!!

  14. Ali Bronska says:

    this is such a cute idea! I love it! I think I might make some for my kitchen table.

  15. mel mccarthy says:

    Your flowers are so gorgeous! I can imagine some with recycled chopstick stems too. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  16. Shutterbug says:

    it's very pretty! i will have to make some maybe with colour paper!

  17. Kathy says:

    I really love the photos.
    This diy is so simple yet elegant!

    http://milk-and-tea.blogspot.com

  18. meg says:

    I work with paper daily. I find these beautiful.

  19. I absolutely love these! Swoon.. really. Thanks for sharing love.
    XO

  20. Waseem says:

    I appreciate your charming idea…I like it so much.

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  21. Hi! I Love these flowers so much! Thanks for the tutorial. I am having a hard time with the floral tape sticking to the paper. Is this normal?

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