I love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can make this version in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.
How cute would a bunch of these folded straw paper roses be at your next soiree? Or better yet, turn Filth Wizardry's tute into a party game for all your paper-loving peeps. The original tutorial uses crepe paper streamers, but Jessica from How About Orange discovered that the same technique could be applied using straw wrappers.
No, it's not origami. It's quilling, and our instructor Ann Martin of All Things Paper tells us it's not that difficult either. Here's what she suggests we
I’d have to file this in the ‘who knew?’ department. Seriously, I can make beads out of rose petals???
Forget about ordering a floral arrangement for Thanksgiving. Look around your house, in the pantry, at your bowls to find simple and pretty vessels to fill with fruit, water, river rocks, flowers or even a branch from a leaf-barren tree. This arrangement allows everyone to see across the table while either enjoying the family, or self-righteously analyzing each other. We do a little of both.
What you need:
- large shallow bowl
- river rocks ...
This paper flower by Dozi Design is super fast and easy to make. And, best of all, it's beautiful!
- a square of 4" x 4" paper
- a pencil
- a scissors
- draw a spiral on the sheet of paper
- cut out the spiral
- starting on the OUTSIDE, roll up the spiral and keep rolling until there's no paper left
And you're done!...
These simple, graceful blooms are a cinch to make, and will last as long as you please. Just be sure to give them to someone who matters.
- 30 cm of ribbon
- Needle and thread
- Thick wire
- Green florist tape
- Glue gun