Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paper flowers galore!

Besides wedding planning, I work at a hospital as a doula, providing continuous emotional support for women during childbirth. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of getting up at 4:30 in the morning to spend 12 hours with a mom while she delivered a beautiful baby girl. Guess what time I woke up this morning? My clock says 4:23am. So now I am posting a long overdue update.

Part of the reason why I can't go back to sleep (other than the fact that I crashed last night at 8:30pm) is that today is my engagement party. I had one back home with my parents a few weeks ago and now I am celebrating with my friends tonight. Don't worry, I'm going to sneak a nap in today, even if it means buying cupcakes from the bakery instead of making them. One of my dear friends is an amazing cook and he is cooking a five course meal for a few close friends. Since we'll be sitting down for dinner, I'm planning to use this as an opportunity to do a trial run for the wedding decorations.

For the past two days, I have been making paper flowers. It takes quite a long time and I may be re-thinking my "only paper flowers at my wedding" idea. Anyways, I will show you how to make some very pretty, simple flowers.

What you will need:
- tissue paper
- 2" ball
- scissors
- floral tape
- sticks

Cut 4" by 2 1/4" rectangles out of tissue paper. Then, center the ball in the tissue paper and twist up the edges like in the picture below.

Next, take one flower petal and wrap floral tape around one of the twisted ends to attach it to the stick.

Repeat with four more petals. It is best to wrap the petals individually because they rather fragile.

Finally, cut off the twisted ends that are sticking out and arrange your flower.


Just as a side note, this is how many flowers I made for my party! It took FOREVER!


  1. So I have been making these flowers for my daughter's room and it takes FOREVER!!! What I found to make it better was not using the ball and giving the petals their own shapes making the flowers look almost real. I also used beads for the center to give it accent! Love your blog it's been fun to keep up with, hope you are doing well.

  2. Amber, that's a really good idea. I like that it will make the flowers look more real! I was thinking about hot gluing little buttons in the center because that matches our theme. Thanks for your support!!

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