Posts Categorized: paper flowers

giveaway + paper flowers + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

DIY Papier mache flowers & book giveaway

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My dear friend, Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag (one of the organizers of Midsummer Mingle with me) recently debuted a new series of children’s books that she wrote and illustrated called Fairy Friends. They’re hard book primers teaching kids the basics of counting, opposites, colors, and seasons through gorgeous floral collages intertwined with her whimsical illustrations. I love Merrilee’s look. It’s modern and so imaginative and this may be my favorite thing she’s ever done, which is risky to say because she’d produced a lot of gorgeous work. She teamed up with Meta Coleman to stage a woodland fairy tea party and the results are so enchanting. I visited them right while they were in the middle of paper maching their flowers and I was in awe. These ladies produced magic! Merrilee was kind enough to supply us with the tutorial on how to make the papier mâché oversized flowers AND she’s giving away a set of four signed books. diy-papier-mache-flowers-4

See below on how to make the flowers and how to enter the giveaway!
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paper + paper flowers + Projects / Monday, 12 Sep 2016

DIY Paper Swiss Cheese Plant

paper plant tutorial

paper plant tutorial

by Corrie Beth Hogg of The Apple of My DIY

Let the paper plant crafting party continue! Today I am showing you the swiss cheese plant also known as monstera obliqua. She is kinda like the darling daughter of everyone’s favorite – the monstera deliciosa! (We’re working up to the deliciosa!) What’s not to like about a plant named for cheese? Anyhow, I’ve had so much fun sharing with y’all some of my best-loved plants made from paper! You can find ‘em here! And, I’m honored to share another one today! Read on to learn how to make a paper swiss cheese plant!! Read on →

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paper flowers + Projects + YouTube / Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

DIY paper plants video

paper plants

The number one post of last year was these DIY paper plants and I thought it might be nice to see how they were done through video so you can see just how easy they are to make. I’ve done them with some friend’s kids and they LOVED them. But, I also think they can be elegantly made for some beautiful home decor as well.

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paper + paper flowers + Projects / Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile

DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile

by Corrie Beth Hogg of Apple of My DIY 

A few years ago I visited the redwood forests in northern California for the first time, my friend and I spent hours hiking amongst the large boughs and trunks, it was magical and inspirational! One of my favorite memories is this steep rock face we found that was completely covered in maidenhair ferns. I love how delicate and expressive they are. I’m smitten. I’ve tried to capture those qualities here in paper with this mobile, it is so light, it’s constantly twisting and turning in the slightest breeze. You only need a few supplies to make this – super easy if you have a paper cutting machine, but you can cut by hand as well.DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile Read on →

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paper flowers + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

DIY Paper daisy backdrop and video

Paper daisy backdrop tutorial by The House That Lars Built

We recently made these paper daisies for another fun project (stay tuned!) but couldn’t help but think that they would make a GREAT backdrop for a summer fest! What do you think? And bonus! These are one of the easier paper flowers to make. AND they require very little in supplies so it’s rather cheap too! We spent under $10! We think it’s a goodie too. Full tutorial below!
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