Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A bunch of paper flowers!

It been so crazy here with this weird weather,we had snow in spring! I was so thrilled with the warm weather that I went ahead and bought some pansies just to have it snowed upon..I am just waiting to garden and looking forward to do some containers this year..

Last year..

BEFORE


Fast forwarding to summer!
AFTER!!! 



Anyway I have to be satisfied with paper flowers for now.I have been trying to work on this sampler for Karen who wants to recreate the flowers in her quilt for a small angel wall hanging basket in here room.

Here is the sampler!



Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Orange Blossoms for a vintage themed wedding

The Orange blossom is the fragrant flower of the Citrus sinensis (orange tree). It is used in perfume making, has been written about as an aphrodisiac and is the state flower of Florida. It is traditionally associated with good fortune and has been popular in bridal bouquets and head wreaths for weddings. Orange blossom essence is an important component in the making of perfume.

I have been often asked to make them and here is my latest set for a bride who is going to be creating a head wreath out of it..

orange blossoms

orange blossoms

orange blossoms


I had created this comb for a similar bride,so gorgeous and elegant.






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pottery Barn Flower for a lavender purple bedding set or nursery

Pottery Barn is one of the most popular kids bedding brand here in the US. I usually wait for the Pottery Barn catalogs to come in the mail to preview the latest collections especially for kids. Eye catching colors and exquisite designs make pottery barn designs a thrill to own.That was my plug for PB..:-)

I was trying to recreate these flowers for Angie the exception that her walls are grey and so I wanted purple or light lavender flowers with centers.


                                

These are their lavender quilts I love so much!





with gorgeous ideas for a lavender bedroom




Sadly I didn't have a grey wall to mock it up on but here is a mini mockup on my walls..Now I want create one set  for my daughters room!!

pottery barn purple bedding set


pottery barn lavender bedding set


Be sure to check out Pottery Barn Inspired Wall Paper Flowers here if you would like perhaps order one for your little one's room or even gift your granddaughter these for her room! Custom orders are welcome via the contact form.



Friday, March 21, 2014

A Forget Me Not Memorial Rememberance

The Forget-Me-Not flower is a favorite wild flower of many; however, this small, blue flower has been a symbol of both love and hope, they are often ordered for a  memorial or wedding as seeds packets

I had an order as it my client's father memorial function, (having been through one for my brother myself)  as her father loved the forget me nots.

Along with it I created a tiny arrangement of gardenia's with some remaining forget me nots in a deep blue mini bottle for my etsy shop,with Mother's Day fast approaching you could order it for your Mom!


memorial forget me not seeds

memorial forget me not

FORGET ME NOT gift mother's day

memorial forget me not mother's day

Leaving you with this song that I love..


God be with you till we meet again; 
When life’s perils thick confound you;
Put His arms unfailing round you; 
God be with you till we meet again. 


God be with you till we meet again; 
Of His promises remind you; 
For life’s upper garner bind you;
God be with you till we meet again. 

God be with you till we meet again;
Sicknesses and sorrows taking, 
Never leaving or forsaking; 
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again; 
Keep love’s banner floating o’er you, 
Strike death’s threatening wave before you; 
God be with you till we meet again. 

God be with you till we meet again; 
Ended when for you earth’s story, 
Israel’s chariot sweep to glory; 
God be with you till we meet again.









Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pottery Barn crepe paper flowers for daisy lavender quilt theme room

I was thrilled to get this order for a pottery barn inspired paper flowers this in Lavender to match their Daisy lavender themes girls room and quilt.

Here is some samplers Angie..
lavender crepe paper flowers pottery barn georgia quilt



Do check out this post for the final product 



Saturday, March 15, 2014

A DIY Crepe Paper Flower Book giveaway - now translated into Estonian too!

It's Spring!!  - or rather it is kind of spring here so it is time for a giveaway. I will be giving away one book of my DIY book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" in English along with a crepe paper bundle to start you right away with making the flowers! You can enter you entries via rafflecopter below.

crepe paper flowers diy

I come from  a crafty family..My sister who is an amazing florist as well as a creative crafter used my new book and created some of these creations below for a shop window. You can do amazing things. She was one of my constant source of support when I wrote the book and a sounding board.Many of the projects in the book were contributed by her!

She sent the following pictures she created using the book!!!

The paper tulips in the book were super sized to create a potted plant in lavender with some twigs to accessorize.

paper tulip origami

large paper flowers

Large paper flowers inspired from the book!


Flore be papel flowers from the book

flore de papel

Have  you created flowers from the book? Snap a picture using your phone and email them to me or post it my facebook page! It will be featured in my readers gallery..

Enter for the giveaway here : A  Rafflecopter giveaway



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Friday, March 14, 2014

glamelia bouquet for a canadian bride! crepe paper flower wedding

Glamelia's are an old tradition and soo beautiful and here is an order for a 13 inch glamelia  in crepe paper! I have done a few of the glamelia wedding bouquets before and they take a huge amount of time and patience and it is indeed worth the effort and how I would love to get back pictures of the bride holding this!

I was thinking it would be awesome to do some in pastel shades,enjoy the pictures!

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Stephanotis wedding bouquet for a bride in UK

I had been on a month's vacation for my brother's first death anniversary and I am catching up on  orders.One year has flown by and life goes on..

I was thrilled to get an order from UK for a stephanotis wedding bouquet.This bouquets came out so beautiful,they look so elegant and beautiful each time you make them that you want to gaze upon them again..
deococlay stephanotis wedding bouuqet


stephanotis wedding bouuqet

destination wedding bouquet white







Wishing a blessed married life ahead!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to Make 100 Paper Flowers in Czech!

I received a surprise in my mail today morning! It looks like "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" will be now available in Czek and with an absolutely wonderful cover.This edition will be in paper back equally cute as the hardbound.

crepe paper flowers book diy
Note: it is Czech - please note correction..

diy crepe paper flower arrangement

That aside I went shopping ahead of the winter storm here in New England and here is what I found there.I just couldn't resist picking these beauties up. Forced crocuses in a dutch croc and a windmill.SO gorgeous..









A beautiful verse that came to my  mind when I saw these!

"And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship," Exodus 31/3

Monday, January 20, 2014

How to Make Shell Flowers Anemone DIY idea

Last summer while my mother was visiting we had taken my kids to the beach and of course at the end my daughter had to collect some shells.This time with my mother around with her eye for crafting she saw these amazing translucent mother of pearl like shells right where we were standing.She immediately asked me to collect them,she had a great idea to make flowers out of them..which is no surprise as I do remember when I was my daughter's age creating flowers for a wall hanging out of shells.It hung many years on our wall..

Shells collected we went ahead and made these terrific anemones.

shell flowers how to



Materials
1.Shells - collected on your next summer vacation trip to beach.Make sure to pick translucent shells and evenly shaped.
2.Glue gun
3.Any wooden button or black clay to form center


Method.

1.Cut a small piece of thick scrap paper. (if you have my book you could follow the same directions of the punched out dahlia/camelia to create  this)

2.Apply glue to the shells and stick to the paper rotating the direction of petals to form flower.

3.Alternate the next petals between the center and keep building the flower to form flowers.

4.Attach a stem to the base using glue gun.

5.Use a black button or form a button out of  black clay.Stick your center to the shell flower.

Leaving you with this I snapped of the paper flowers from my book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers"

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year and an update Wreath to match the season

Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and blessed New Year.

I changed up my DIY Xmas Wreath and transformed it onto a wintery valentine wreath. Of course since I had pinned them it was breeze.



1.Create burlap wreath like this

2.Use boutinerre pins to pin on the leaves.

3.Pin the balsa wood flowers.

4.Punch out paper heart. Pin them to the wreath interspersing them..

5.I used a Xmas left over pearl string.Would it around one side and pinned the ends keeping pins to the back.

New Year Wreath Done!

Have a Blessed New Year.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Easy Paper Flower Topper Tutorial


It has been a busy and blessed season here and we have a wonderful tutorial from BlossomsAndPosies but before that  here are some eye candy for you of my Christmas gifts I gave this time.I tried to do handmade gifts.A gorgeous white peony and anemone arrangement laced with some succulents. 




A poppy based arrangements this time it is all artificial to match a poppy painting hanging in my uncle's room.Some Hair flowers for cousins..



Head on over to make this simple origami pointsettia gift topper inspired from my new book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers". BlossomsAndPosies  won the challenge on TotallyTutorials  and created this flowers inspired from the Sunburst in the book!!! With 100 flowers to choose from I am sure you too will designing many new flowers with the book.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Burlap Christmas Wreath Tutorial

With Christmas season "at the door" :-) I wanted to share with my readers this super easy Burlap Wreath that you could hang on your front door to impress your guests or add to your mantle to add a warmth to your room.

It has been snowing so heavily here and it looks like a very white Xmas here in New England so I could use all the warmth!

The wreath is so simple to make that within minutes you will have created a show stopping wreath.


Materials needed:
1.Flowers -you could always change  up the colors to suit the season  you could use paper flowers of course.
2.Pins 
3.Burlap ribbon. If you don't have burlap try using any thick ribbon..
4. Berrries 
5.Leaves
6.A round foam ring - use any ring that you can get a pin into..
7.No glue :-) This means once Xmas is over you can reuse it to transform it into another wreath.



Step 1. Take the end of the burlap ribbon and pin it onto the wreath form to anchor.Wind the ribbon around the wreath form twisting the ribbon each time to get fluffy effect. Dont wind too hard.At interval keep using the pin to secure to place making sure you pin  at back so the pin does not show.Wind till you get a finished ring.


Step 2:

Using the pins make a base for the flowers by pinning on the leaves.


Step 3:

Pin on the flowers by tucking the pin in between layers of the petal to hide the pin heads!!


Wind a wire onto to the berries.Make a hook of the pin and pin to attach to wreath. and you are set..

If you want change things up a bit here is another tutorial for a Christmas Wreath I did last year using the same form..

You could also take a look at all my other Paper Flowers Tutorials  inspired from my new book 

May the Blessings of Christmas be with all!

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