Sunday, March 15, 2009

Making paper flowers for Spring

OK, so I am crazy in love (with the emphasis on crazy) with this weeks project - paper flowers in blossom branches made using the tutorial from Dozi Design. I knew that I had fallen head over heels when Senol caught me staring lovingly at it. Lol!

This little crafty project would be great to make with kids -it is so easy. It just involves drawing a swirl on some paper, cutting it out and then rolling up the swirl of paper.

Yashar is a little young to be wielding scissors just yet but he had a great time collecting the branches with us. The blossom petals were falling down on us like little snowflakes. It made my heart all tingly.

And Yashar loved being held up in the branches to give the blossom a closer inspection.
After making the flowers I just arranged them on little twiggy bits on the branches with a sneaky bit of blue tac when needed (not often). I think a long thin vase would be great for this but the jug (which I love) was all we had. I used paper that was slightly thicker than standard printer paper and that had a little bit of texture to it which I think this worked well. Once the blossom falls off I will put some smaller paper blossoms closer to the ends of the branches. Hello Spring!

9 comments:

rose deniz said...

What a lovely still life in this post, and double the fun with an adorable Yashar surrounded by blossoms.

Simple Answer said...

Wow! Love this project. Wish I had access to beautiful branches like that!

Kristin Burke Sevinc said...

I am so jealous you have blossoms already in Istanbul. This project is great for my 'wishing it was spring' attitude now. :o)

Emily said...

That is hilarious about all writing about the party vans but as we know they can't be avioded! I love all your projects you write about...this one turned out great! Your son is adorable!

Keryn said...

Love your new banner, absolutely gorgeous!!

Twasthebrilligandtheslithytoves said...

I love making these paper flowers too...they're simple and yet so beautiful!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh how cute!! I love those... Okay, now I have another project to try my hands at. Thanks for sharing!

belleandboo said...

those flowers are so pretty, I was going to buy some flowers today for a ini photo shoot, but now I am thinking I should try making them ?

Anonymous said...

The flowers are beautiful and the photos are just gorgeous. It is such a great idea - I will have to have a go at it in spring. Y and S look so content and happy - give them a big hug from me. MaNixx