Paper flowers! NEED HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Wannabee

Those look great, and good for you for taking on such a time consuming project!  The only thing I would add is a crystal or rhinestone floral pick to the centre of the flowers.  I think it would give it a cleaner and more finished look. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey hunny!

You need to add a fifth petal to them.. and try adding soem sort of beaded cetner.. i used button rhinestones and button pearls…

 

the buttons sort of make them pop.. on my bridal bouquet.. i am putting pearl buttons in EVERY flower.. on the bouts i only used them on the BIG flowers… let me know if this helps.. youa re doing a great job!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nice job 🙂 I’ve made a few of these too. I think with yours it would look nice with a button on the center of each flower. Like either green, white or black buttons depending on which flower it is.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree, something in the center is needed.  I use pearls, or even a cluster of pearls.  Also try mixing up the amounts of petals from 4 to 5 or 6.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Did you ladies all use scrapbook paper or what? I was thinking about doing this and wasn’t sure what type of paper would be best. Thoughts? =)

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Hi, could someone point me towards a tutorial online to make these? I want to have a go!!

Thank you x

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2012

they are beautiful! I am going to make these now too after I find the tutorial on how too. Does any one have the Tutorial?? Greatly appreciate it, thanks!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am making origami flowers for my wedding. I found some thin cardstock at Joann Fabrics today that works amazingly. I previously tried a thinner and a thicker paper and the thin paper tore while the thick paper what difficult to get good folds. I will post pictures in about a month after I get more flowers made. I am doing roses and lily’s and the kusudama flower in my centerpieces and bouquets and then placing a single lotus flower at each seat on top of the napkin. P.S. using different patterns on the paper looks amazing as you fold them. Each individual flower becomes unique in its own way!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Here are mine. They are still in progress (and you can still see my Christmas tree is up in the background), but I’m making my bouquet, bridesmaids & all the guys & mothers’ boutineers. =) I bought the patterned paper from Hobby Lobby, it’s a bit heaver than printer paper, but not much. I also just bought some plain colored cardstock (purple, teal & silver) and am making some with that, but it’s a pain in the butt to fold, so I think I will buy some regular printer weight once I run out of cardstock. =) 

 

I used this tutorial: http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/ 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@tommy6_girl9:

Ha thanks! I thought it added some interest, not as though there wasn’t enough with the patterns. Like I said, I just made some solid colored ones last night so it’s not pattern overload. 😉 

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