Paper Flower Tutorial by Maria Noble

Paper Flower Tutorial by Maria Noble

Succulent Buttercream Cake Flowers

The korean buttecream flowers are the new fad here nowadays and so I have been investing some time into this icing technique as it has naturally piqued my interest as I love to bake!


Now for every birthday I try to make a effort to try the korean buttercream techniques out.Succulents have been always a great favorite of mine and so I tried icing some for my husband's birthday I took inspiration from a few site which I will link below.



 The cake was a chocolate cake and I crushed some chocolate cookies to create a sand effect on top.The flowers are individually iced like I did for my daughter's bday here.this time I used wilton tips.I will be putting the affliate links below.I used more of the star tips for the cactis.

Excuse my background on this :-) but it was just out of my refrigerator!

Meanwhile here are some my new shots of my paper flowers and the book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" in german! I like the cover much better!


yes -new ideas and creativity gives you a fresh approach at everything!

The origami kits too have been translated into many languages and here is one in Italian!

Did you know I now pack most of my flowers in my own handmade origami boxes,so do pick up a copy from Amazon here it might prove useful to learn these techniques~

Some useful links that I found are here!
1. Wilton website they have tons of  free instructions  - wilton buttercream cakes
2.Succulent cake - I found great inspiration from this buttercream succulent cake and from the youtube videos!

I have the master tip set from wilton below -its good buy i think for the sale price below now!

DIY Paper Flower Chandelier using Origami Techniques Heidi Swapp inspired

A paper flowers chandelier has been a project that was on my mind for a long time and so when we partnered with Distinct Papers for a  $50 giveaway of paper crafting fun and a DIY that was the first challenge I wanted to take on! So before I went for my vacation I got some amazing paper from Distinct Papers and I came with fresh ideas from my vacation!

Over the month I saw a lot of water lilies and was inspired by Asian techniques of palm frond folding so I was inspired to recreate the same in paper! The palm fronds are generally folded and dresses important occasions such are weddings or any festivals.So here you will be learning this easy technique to create it in paper.It has inspired me and I hope to do more research to create some more offshoots in paper! 

The chandelier is created using 3 paper features one an Origami Lotus also featured in my Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack kit now available on Amazon ,paper garlands and Quilled Fringe Flowers.The Chandelier has 3 tiers of paper goodness and would be a show stopper for any event or a shop window even! Super size them improvise on it and I would love to get back any pictures that you made inspired by this! hashtag it #stpaperflowers be sure to enter the giveaway using rafflecopter below or leave your id as a comment below to be entered in the giveaway.

To create this I got lucky as I spied Heidi Swapp's  photo chandelier up for sale at of course my favorite Michaels Craft Store!

Here is it in video


1.Distinct Papers paper in lavender,pink and green 20 lb
2.Glue gun
4. Hiedi Swapps photo Chandelier
4.Tacky glue

1.Fold the rectangle paper  to make square and cut off the extra rectangle.Reserve the rectangle piece for making flowers later on! (I hate to waste paper) Cut the large square into 4 equal squares.You would need 4 pink,4 green and 4 lavender each to make one lotus.

2.Fold the resulting rectangle into half and fold sides.Fold top corner to meet at center,fold side to meet at center.Fold into half creating shapes shown below.

3.Stack 3 colors each to create 4 stacks.Tie the stack with rubber band and open out to create origami lotus flowers.Please refer to my kits for detailed instructions! The photo chandelier come with clamp I push the clamps into the rubber band and just clipped them onto the #heidiswapp chandelier.

Now to create the interesting hanging Asian inspired garlands!

3.Fold the rectangle piece we reserved from step 1 into half and cut off about 2 cm off to make a folded 2cm long strip

4.Using scissors make slanted cuts like in picture

5.Cut off a piece from the top like in picture and using arrows as guide marks make incisions on each slanted cuts resulting in shape 2 each shape and fold up diagonally the cut ends like in picure below
7.Fold the remaining side folding behind.Keep folding all to result in hanging paper garland Asian inspired!

I glue gunned these garland from the top and bottom rings of the chandelier.

Now you need to  make the "Quilled Fringe Flowers" from my book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers

To add tot that I made an Origami Sepal feature to it that I chanced upon while making something else!

8.Cut the extra rectangle into 3 squares.

9.Fold the square inot half both way making fold makes,fold diagonals too and unfold.Fold corners down as in last picture below. Repeat all 4 corners.

 10.Fold the edges in to get a star shape stick the quilled flower in to form  a flower!

Attach flowers to chandelier interspersed with the origami lotus.

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stephanotis bouquet wedding hair

Thestephanotis wedding bouquet is very popular since the symbolic meaning of stephanotis  is it signifies marital happiness so they are often used in wedding and in the bride's hair. The plant itself grows on a vine and produces fragrant waxy flowers. Jenniffer ordered this bouquet in clay and here are some pictures of the Stephanotis floribunda!
stephanotis bouquet

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The starry white blooms are highly fragrant and are often used by florists in bridal bouquets, thus its nickname 'the wedding plant.Stephanotis vines also produce an inedible fruit, which looks much like a mango. When ripe, the fruit splits apart and releases masses of seeds attached to silky filament-like hairs that are broadcast by the wind.
via Martha blog

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and here is a video that I took of the bouquet.  
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A ranunculus buttercream cake and an awesome b'day party

Buttercream cakes are popping up everywhere and I have rearing to try one so my daughter's birthday was the opportune moment to try our hands at it especially with my talented niece visiting me! My niece has all the "talent" gene from the family ;-) so she decided on an ombre iced buttercream cake.

After running to Michaels quite a bit to get all the gear we pulled off an awesome tablescape and a beautiful cake here are some pictures of the party! 

Here is the amazing  iced ranunculus ombre cake she created using wilton tips.We used betty crocker colors to make this cake..
korean buttercream ranunculus

ranunculus shaded ranunculus korean

I am going to be experimenting more on these flowers! Share this post and maybe I will get convinced to post a tutorial on these..

What's a birthday party without favors so we whipped up some origami boxes from my Origami Boxes kit and created some Origami Cranes and wrote the name of guests on it's wings!

My niece is an artist too so she quickly whipped up this beautiful banner inspired by riflepaperco that we hung from the window and hung up different pink toned streamer from the curtain rods!

The table we set up using a crepe paper fold(which I have plenty lying around :-)) as a runner in the middle.

We made this wonderful rice krispy treats and scooped them onto ice cream cones.Dipped them into white chocolate and iced them! yummy to taste and looked awesome..

Here is the cake all the 3 tiers of all the lovely yummy goodness! What a party to remember.Do share and let us know your comments!

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Top 8 DIY paper flower tutorials

Spring time is here and all the gardens here are looking so pretty.The flowers are in full bloom and the tulips this time are doing well.I do love gardening so its been wonderful to see all the perennials come up each year to bloom again.It's that time of the year to move all the houseplants out to feel the warm rays of the golden sun.I have been lately having allergies to cherry blossoms and so the paper flowers I have been making have been a fantastic option.The beautiful blooms in paper I see online are so gorgeous and so realistic nowadays and a huge plus is that they do not need to be watered! They stay pretty for months with a no effort at all and you have the personal satisfaction of a gardener minus a lot of effort!
pretty gathering of paper flower tutorials

I have rounded up my favorite DIY paper flowers tutorials here - ranging from kid's craft to more difficult one.Many of them would be a wonderful addition to use in a wedding or any event that you are going to host.

Please click on each link to go to the post.Make sure you pin them onto your pinterest boards.

1.Calla Lillies are elegance and mystery combined.These Crepe Paper Callas from my book would be stunning addition to any home.

pretty gathering of paper flower tutorials

2.Try this Crepe Paper Rose from Mother's Day in which a Hersheys Kisses is hidden.It could be a heartfelt gift to your loved ones.
pretty gathering of paper flower tutorials

3.Bullion Rose - these rolled paper rose from a  paper challenge we did are so simple and yet delightful to make.
awesome collection of paper flower tutorials

4.The Whimsical Paper Flower Poppy from last year, these tiger striped paper flowers are nifty to make and equally gorgeous.

5.House plants lend a calming effect to a house try these paper Bromelaids from this year for your home with simple techniques.

6.Tissue paper i is cheaper to buy try these paper dahlias for your next craft project and make ahead wreath for your favorite niece to play dress us with...

7.Punched Flowers are easy to make adorn your next project with this easy punched out flowers.
collection of beautiful paper flower tutorials

8.Did you know there is Adhesive Fabric Paper try these crafty flowers  from summer to make a headwrap for your daughter next time instead of buying one


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Mother's Day Crepe Paper Rose Instructions for a DIY Bonbonnierre

Mother's Day is May 8th,so you could gift this easy crepe paper rose (template,pattern can be used from my paper flower book) and create a  bouquet for your Mom for this year! The instructions for making these flowers are similar to any other paper flower.

Bomboniere (Italian) also known as "favors", are gifts given by hosts to their guests on special occasions such as bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, baptism, First Communion or Confirmation. They usually include Jordan almonds, known in Italian as Confetti,so here is my twist to it.I used Hershey's Kisses for this rose. They will be perfect gifts for baby showers,baptisms or birthdays!

To craft these beauties you will need,

Materials Needed:
1.Stem wire
2.Hershey's Kisses
3.Green and Peach Crepe paper see my links below for some amazing crepe paper at wonderful prices.
4.Spool of thread or wire.
optional - paint to accents the flowers.

Cut a large square from the crepe paper around 2/1/2 inches square.(the hersheys kisses need to fit in it)
Fold it diagonally into a triangle.

Tip: Bend the top of the stem into shepherd hook shape.This is prevent the stem from slipping off.I have learnt this the hard way that if we do not do the bend the flower slips off (to my horror at the most essential time) I do  see instructions without this but if you are going to be moving the flowers around a bit like I do for an event this is greatly advisable.

crepe paper roses instructions


Bring over both the upper corners of the triangle wrapping around the hersheys kisses overlapping each other keeping the stem wire inside.It's a juggle but with some effort you will get it and will be a pro soon.Hold ends down and tie tightly with the thread/wire.Cut off the extra thread.You already have the Hershey RoseBud ready!! Isn't that easy? Add sepals and tape to the stem to make the easiest Rosebuds ever..(This one is all credits to my mom who passed this technique onto me)

Step 3.
Add petals sticking or tying with thread the rest of the petals.

Step 4.
Use green crepe paper cut out sepal shape and glue onto the bottom.Tape the stem with tape or with a crepe paper strip.Add the Rose bud to the stem and tape a leaf to form a beautiful gift for your Mom.

Wishing all the Mother's a beautiful Mother's Day.

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If you like my last year Mother Day Tutorial its here

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