Been playing around with a few different styles of paper roses…
English Roses, also called David Austin roses for the breeder who developed them in the 1960s, are some of my favorite varieties of flower–their intricate centers with swirling and curving petals are quite sculptural, and I was determined to make one of my own—from tissue paper, wire and floral tape—to enjoy year-round! Continue reading “Paper Flowers: English Rose”
Lately I have fallen in love with making tissue and crepe paper flowers. In the past I had always written off paper and fabric flowers as typically somewhat tacky tabletop accessories, but my opinion toward faux blooms completely changed when I was introduced to the work of artist and stylist Livia Cetti. I got her book for Hanukkah, in which she outlines her techniques for creating different types of blooms, and ever since then, my floors have consistently been covered in a layer of tissue paper cuttings (just kidding–I vacuum and sweep daily…). I have loved going through her book and practicing her techniques, and doing so has led me to develop techniques of my own, which is even more fun for me! Slowly but surely, any open space in my apartment is being filled with these new creations. Continue reading “Crafting Lately: Tissue Paper Flowers”
Here is the outline for how I put together this purple peony branch, complete with a blooming flower and a lil bud!
Make hanging tissue paper heart ornaments in these easy steps. Continue reading “Heart Ornaments”
These are such a fun way to add extra flair to Color Pop Cupcakes (or any cupcakes, really) that I just posted about. And they are so easy to make! All you need are toothpicks, tissue paper and a glue stick. Scroll through the photos below for a step-by-step guide on how to make these cute little cake accessories. Continue reading “V-Day Cupcake Toppers”