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.
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?
So here is my version…
For 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).
I 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?