Pretty Paper Flowers

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pinterestflowers Pretty Paper FlowersWith all this chilly Fall weather we’ve been having I think I may have picked my last fresh flower from my garden.  I guess this means winter is coming!

I’m not much of a gardener but I try to keep enough flowers alive throughout the summer so that I always have some fresh-cut flowers in my house.  Yeah I’m too cheap to buy them from a store.

My poor lone blue hydrangea is my last flower of the summer.

hydrangea Pretty Paper FlowersSince I’m too cheap to buy the grocery store flowers I normally go all winter long without a flower in sight.

On Pinterest I recently pinned a pretty picture of delicate paper flowers.  But of course the linking website was in Japanese.  So I had to come up with my own little tutorial for these pretty paper flowers.

See aren’t they cute?

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So here is my version…

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origami Pretty Paper FlowersFor my flowers I purchased a pack of origami paper from A.C. Moore. I think the pack of paper was about $5, and of course I used a 40% off coupon.  I really wanted solid colour paper, but couldn’t find any.  But now I actually love the patterned flowers better than my inspiration flowers.  I think the pattern makes them more modern and graphic looking.

You could use other decorative paper but I think the origami papers thickness and size is perfect (4.5 x 4.5 inches).

paperflowersfold Pretty Paper FlowersFirst step, fold paper in half.

flowerglue Pretty Paper FlowersGlue one side (wrong side).  I cut mine in half and then half way through realized I didn’t need to, don’t know what I was thinking.

doublesidedtape Pretty Paper FlowersRun a line of double-sided tape along one edge.

tapeline Pretty Paper Flowerswraparoundwire Pretty Paper FlowersThe hardest part was wrapping the paper around the wire.  Just be patient it will work.

wrapdoublesidedtape Pretty Paper FlowersTo make sure the paper doesn’t unravel use some more double-sided tape to secure it to the wire.

washitapeflowers Pretty Paper FlowersI used washi tape to make the bottom of the flower just look a bit prettier.

Now flare out the flower petals, and make about a dozen more!  It really doesn’t take that long, promise.

You’ll have a pretty little bouquet all winter long.  So it’s totally worth it. Right?

flowerjar Pretty Paper FlowersI kind of love them.

 

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

17 thoughts on “Pretty Paper Flowers

  1. So Pretty! And I love the ball jar – now I’ve got to find a spot in my kitchen for some of these. Thanks for sharing!

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