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Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand-Paper to Petal
I have been crafting with paper since childhood and continue to do so most everyday. I have stacks of craft paper and drawers of colored tissue paper. I have always enjoyed making flowers from paper and used to do it freehand without the use of a template. I recently ran across a wonderful book which has breathed new life into my creations. Paper to Petal inspired me to make some beautiful tissue flowers as well as some I made from leftover felt pieces.
In the book I found actual templates to use for some very impressive flower displays for my home. I love the fact that I was able to make my creations in the colors that suited my home decor. My friend was so impressed with my flowers she wanted a vase full for her living room. So I made her some with white tissue paper and every time I visit I can't believe how beautiful the look up on her mantel. She loves decorating as much as I do and we are planning on making some more when the season changes.
I made a copy of one of the templates and used it with some felt piece and it made a more whimsical type of flower. I used the flower which measure about 10 inches in diameter and sewed it to the center of a decorative pillow for my daughter's sofa. She loves the look and has been asked where she bought it by several of her friends. She told them her mother made it for her and they thought it looked like a professionally designed pillow.
I still have a few more project I intend to make with the template designs. One of them includes using some fabric to create my flowers and then sew them across the front of a holiday dress for my grand daughters. The uses for this book are endless and not just limited to paper. If you like flowers you will love this book.
Creative Ideas for Crafting
Make a garden of paper flowers bloom with more than 25 sophisticated patterns designed by Jeffery Rudell, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. and The New York Botanical Garden to Good Housekeeping magazine.