I tried my hand at paper flowers last weekend. After a very sweaty walk to the Paper Place on Queen, and then a quick pop-in to the Dufferin Mall Dollarstore + Wal-Mart, I attempted to craft some paper flowers.
While at the Paper Place, i easily spent an hour looking at all the neat stuff they had in there… also cooling down, it was a billion degrees outside and i was in no hurry to head back out. I picked up a few bits and pieces, but most importantly i picked out some Japanese Watermark Tissue to be able to try my hand at these neat roses i saw on a vlog that the Paper Place had posted… for your viewing pleasure, here it is: Wedding Bells + The Paper Place Make Paper Roses.
Since i was in the crafting mood (the mood don’t last long) i thought i’d also give this little tutorial on paper roses a shot. For these i used pages from the billions of wedding magazines i’ve acqured over the last two years.
And friends. Here is the result. (you can see i gave up rather quickly.. this is what happens when drinking red wine while crafting… you get sleepy!)
I have a bit of a ways to go… but i think they look cute!
So if you’re like me, you’re suffering from allergies at the moment which is really attractive! One of the many reasons, this included i’m not keen on having real flowers at our wedding. Flowers wilt, and they’re expensive and they make me sneezy and depending on the flower they could stain your clothing! So NO THANK YOU!!
I have some really cute paper flowers that i’d like to share with you.
Click here for all the detailed instructions. I can’t comment on how easy or difficult these are to make, but they’re certainly pretty!
(Via: Instructables.com, posted by Poe-tate-o)
These ones are also really pretty!
Click here for the details on ‘how-to’
(Via: Green Wedding Shoes).
These are adorable, and were the very first ones i saw that made me think paper flowers are possible!! AND they’re made with coffee filters! Talk about budget!
And these are just the middle bits from the flowers above, made with magazines! This i’m really excited about. I’m drowning in bridal mags at the moment, and this would be a great second life for them don’t you think?