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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Crepe Paper Flower Craft

I have been an avid follower of Julie from Paper Play Design on instagram for quite a while. She is a very friendly, talented paper artist who makes super-duper-awesome-pretty paper flowers. Such are the instagrammers I follow that make my day even more beautiful and inspiring every time they post a photo. Check out her recent feed!


So gorgeous, isn't it?

Needless to say, she inspired me to try my hands on making paper flowers for myself since I am quite impossible with managing real plants at home. I felt it would be most ideal to "grow" paper flowers from scratch and gather myself a nice pot of mixed flowers for home decor. And better still that it's absolutely allergen free!

Here's my very first trial flower. 


Then I got a little bit more confident and painted the petals on my second stalk. The reason why I paint them instead of getting ready made colored crepe papers is because I prefer to make it look more natural. Moreover, I cannot afford to store so many colored crepe papers in my limited crafting space! So I figured the best is to get white and I can paint whatever color I want. A little tedious but it's all worth it in the end.


Subsequently, I made a tiny bunch of flowers to brighten up my father's niche and a bigger bunch of flowers that was meant for a gift. But I was too pai-seh (embarrassed) to gift it in the end because I didn't know how my friend would react to receiving paper flowers. I think it may be a little bit odd in our Asian culture.

What would you think if you received a bouquet like this?


I spent about 6 hours over a span of 3 days to get this bouquet of flowers made.

Just a few days ago, my daughter asked me to make a a flower wreath that she can paste on her room door. (I think its just the sweetest thing she has ever asked me to make for her!) So I obliged!


I am still "growing" my flowers whenever I find the time away from jewelry work to make them. I never would have realized that making flowers would be very therapeutic and inspiring for me. So when the time comes, I hope to show a very beautiful pot of flowers that will enhance my home decor. 

If you too, are keen to try out making paper flowers, you may like to check out several tutorials I have pinned on my pinterest feed. Give it a go... maybe?



Till the next post, have a wonderful day!

Absolutely Me, 
Adeline 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Adeline, thank you so much for mentioning me in your post! I'm so glad you are enjoying paper floristry. �� Your flowers look fabulous and I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Don't mention it at all, Julie! You were made to shine in this field! :D

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  2. Looks super good but wayy too tedious for me! I think I prefer buying actual flowers that I can smell hehe :D

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    1. hehe thanks Made! Of course I would still love to receive fresh flowers too! But this one is art! :p

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  3. They're so pretty!! It takes skill to add those colours so they look natural - and I think you've nailed it!! If only I was a little more artsy! :p

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    1. Wow! so much love! Thank you for the boost of confidence!

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  4. They look amazing and very natural - just like the real thing!

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    1. That really means so much! Thanks for stopping by, Agatha!

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  5. I cant believe it, they look so real, especially the lighter color ones!
    Very beautiful. Wish I'm half as creative ...lol..

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    1. haha! thanks thanks for leaving me such a positive note about my newfound hobby! Why not take a small step and try out a flower? You'll never know till you try. :)

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  6. woooowww,they look beautiful and like natural :D

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    1. Thank you April! I'm still working on making it "real-ler". :p

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  7. Amazing ! Where do you get the crepe papers from ? :)

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    1. Thanks Kennie! I get mine from Art Friend.

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