Paper Flower Tutorial by Maria Noble

Paper Flower Tutorial by Maria Noble

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

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.
5.Glue
optional - paint to accents the flowers.



Step1.
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

Step2.

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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Happy Mother's Day


Origami Flowers Paper Kit Mother Day Gift

I have been enamoured with the Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack and my kids have been using the kit to make lots of flowers from it!! Here are some examples how you can use the lovely papers from the origami kit. 
The word Origami (折り紙?, comes from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese papercrafts.[1]
The small number of basic origami folds can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best-known origami model is the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with. The principles of origami are also used in stents,packaging and other engineering applications


Here is the fritteralia that we made!



I was having a blast making these when I thought how about creating large paper flowers ? Here we use the full paper to make oversized blooms.Share your comments with #flowersforever 






Some samples of the paper from the lovely kit!

Origami rose folded from the kit


                                  An assortment of origami flowers from the instruction kit!


If you need a hands on crafting time with your kids these can be useful to you...

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Paper Plant - A Bromelaid DIY tutorial

I have been thinking of creating paper bromelaids for a long time since I thought the Fire Flowers in my How to Make 100 Paper Flowers book closely resembled a bromelaid... In case you don't know what a bromeliad is, it's those plant you see at supermarkets for gifting,they trap water in their leaves.

A very hardy plant the epiphytic vriesea bromeliads are native to Central and South America. They are prized for their interesting and brightly colored flat (swordlike) flowers. They do well as indoor plants in shady conditions, and they can be kept outdoors as long as they are kept warm in shadier balcony gardens. Here is one version of my bromelaids,I am hoping to do more versions of them in the near future and a DIY to create them.If you are the type of person have a "black thumb" :-) these are for you..They won't wilt even if you dont water them.

They are a gentle tweak on the fire flowers from the book.Templates are also in the book.I would love to hear your comments so do leave your suggestions or comments below!

paper flowers bromeliads

Materials Needed:-
Red Paper 
Green Paper
Kabab Skewers
Pot
Moss
Stem Wire
Tacky Glue
Scissors
step 1 tutorial paper flowers bromeliads


Step 2
Using the fire flower template in the book cut out the petals for the bromelaid trimming off some edges for the top petals to make it smaller.You would need around 15 for each flower.Fold down the middle.
step 2 tutorial paper flowers bromeliads

Step3
Overlap 2 smallest petal on top adding glue to stay in place, insert skewer.

Step 4


Step 5
Form more petals adding petal downwards tilting petals to open out flower.At the bottom trim petal to slimmer versions,stick to cover stem.

Step 6
Cut a long leaf pattern from the book using cardstock

Step 7

    
Fold leaf in half


Step 8

Curl leaf using blade of scissors running down the leaf halfway.
Step 9


Step 10
Glue a small stem wire to enable you to pot the leaves



Add Floral Foam to a pot and add moss.Insert flowers pushing skewer ends down.Add leaves and you have a wonderful plant you need not water!!!


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