Perfect Winter Blooms
The world’s much less colourful in winter – the trees are bare, people are cloaked in black and there’s a severe lack of flowers filling the garden. I think this is the reason that I’ve become a little obsessed about paper flowers recently.
While they’ll never quite beat the real thing, there are some paper designs that come pretty darn close. The number of ways you can fold, twist, thread and tie various papers into pretty flowers in endless – whether you want pretty twine-y flowers, larger than life blooms or dainty petals that look like the real deal.
So in honour of the humble paper flower – and to further fuel my obsession – here are a few of my favourite blooms and tutorials to help get your inspired:
1. Giant paper roses – created by a clever bride for her wedding, these gorgeous flowers are as simple as artfully arranging paper hearts and curling the edges. Check out Green Wedding Shoes for a great tutorial on how to make your own.
2. Perfect paper flowers – There’s something about these simple , stylised flowers that I’m completely in love with (it could be the sparkles). Take a look at the great tutorial on Wedding Chicks for step-by-step instructions and inspiration on all the ways you can use them!
3. Delicate life-like blooms – These flowers are some of the most beautiful (and life-like!) I’ve stumbled across so far. While there isn’t a tutorial for these ones, definitely head over to 100 Layer Cake and admire the beautiful photos – these papers flowers are too good to be true.
4. Puffy peonies - If you have a sewing machine, cotton and crepe paper then you must check out these pretty paper peonies. There’s a tutorial about how to make them on Dear Lillie and they truly look gorgeous adorning gifts – so pretty I’d struggle to take them off the wrapping!
5. Floral fairy lights - As both a lover of fairy lights and frequent cupcake baker, I couldn’t look past these gorgeous floral light strings made using cupcake liners! Take a look at the tutorial on Oh Happy Days.
Are any of you as in love with paper flowers as I am? Hopefully I’m not the only one…