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 learn how to make paper roses in a matter of minutes! Continue Reading
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 use to make them:
- quilling paper, 3/8″ or 1/4″ widths are suggested
- a quilling tool, slotted or needle type
- glue, used for paper
- plastic lid, used for a palette
- paper piercing tool or toothpick to apply glue
I’d have to file this in the ‘who knew?’ department. Seriously, I can make beads out of rose petals???
AND, to top it off, it’s not even that difficult to do. To make them, you’ll need the following:
- Several quarts of rose petals. (Those just beginning to wilt work fine.)
- A food processor or grinder
- Plastic wrap
- A cast iron skillet
- Thin nails
To see the complete tutorial, visit rose-bushes.com.
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
- floating candles
- smaller clear vase for the middle
- orange roses or tulips
What you do:
- Place flower vase in the center of your bowl
- Add rocks to the bottom of the bowl
- Add water to cover the rocks
- Add water and arrange flowers in the center vase
- Spread floating candles around the center vase
- Place your arrangement in the center of your table and light the candles
Three little vases were too many for the candles to float so I went for the single vase with more tulips. Continue Reading
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! Continue Reading
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