You may have heard that I’m getting married! In fact, the big day is less than a month away!!!!!!!!!!! (That’s right, bring on the exclamation points!).
I’ve been obsessed with wedding planning. It’s true. As a result, I haven’t been consistent with this blog in the past six months, for which I apologize. The wedding is my excuse. It’s a once in a lifetime event. An event where my inner-DIY-goddess has taken over and decided it would be a brilliant idea to make paper flowers for my wedding. Paper-flower everything: bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, escort table decorations, arbor decorations … if you can imagine it, there’s going to be a paper flower on it.
If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you’ve seen the glory of my paper flower making escapades. According to my fiance, I post images of my paper flowers like other people post images of their babies … I guess these are my babies.
I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like to in the past six months, but I have been keeping creative. In anticipation of the wedding, here’s a sneak peek at some of the flowers I’ve been creating.
These Japanese Peonies were made from a tutorial in the awesome book Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand by Rebecca Thuss.
I used some of my favorite childhood books for the book-page eucalyptus leaves and roses. Books included: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume, The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit. Of course, I picked books that are still in print!
For some of the flowers I hand painted the petals to give them more variation.
These lavender-inspired stems are some of my favorites.
I also purchased a Silhouette Cameo to help cut out the flower petals. These orange and white flowers were created using a template from the Silhouette store.
That wooden vase was created by my soon to be father-in-law. Preeeeety spiffy.
It’s been a flower-making extravaganza!
I’ll be sure to post more images after the wedding, so you can see all these beauties in action! Thank you again for your support of my writing and this blog. Stay awesome!
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