Paper Flowers for a Romantic Valentine's

Paper . . .

I’m always intrigued by what can be made with it. I haven’t had much time to create lately with my busy schedule, but today the creative voices were speaking to me. The alluring whispers would not go away and my thoughts turned to ethereal flowers made of delicate tissue paper. I took a little time in the late afternoon to indulge them.




Right now my Hubby and I are trying to keep expenses down. Paper flowers are a wonderful and inexpensive way to decorate for Valentine’s Day.

I paid $1.49 for the tissue paper, 99¢ for the floral tape, and 50¢ for the floral wire. All this came to a grand total of $2.98 plus tax. With all these supplies I can make 30 to 50 flowers depending on the style and my stamina.
Romance at its height . . . a deep red paper flower glows against the simple white muslin.


A few years ago I went on a flower making frenzy. I gave them all away except for this rose. The links I used for the paper flowers above can be found here, here and here.

May your weekend be filled with romantic inspiration.

32 comments:

Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia said...

Nancy, your paper fleurs are very beautiful, I too have made many hundreds of paper flowers. Most of the balls, school events and fund raisers that I style and decorate I use paper flowers (as the budget is so low) and with the help of all the the many volunteers who turn up to help it is wonderful to watch them grow so quickly. They are amazing, and as you said quite rightly, very inexpensive.

It is lovely to see you creating again. You are very gifted.

xxx Coty

Lori said...

Nancy, those are just lovely...i really love the red one, it looks so full and lush...i will have to try to make some of these...thanks for the links:)

Michele said...

Gorgeous flowers! Definitely not the paper flowers of my childhood. Thanks for sharing the links for instructions. I hope to try these.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The quality of the lighting that you obtain from your photos Nancy is exquisite! I am working on getting my photos to look like that! Beautiful as always, ta belle soeur qui t'aime...

cathymichaelsdesign said...

Hi Nancy,
Lovely to see you again on my blog. Yours, as always, full of beautiful pictures and inspiration. I'm going to try my hand at some of those. I love working with tissue paper - as you know.
Take care
Cathy

Mia Sophia said...

How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a flower junkie...now I have to find tissue and crepe paper.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

They're so elegant! I'll have to try my hand at them this weekend. Lovely!

LW said...

What wonderful sweet blooms…

When I was a teen , I decorated my room with tons of paper flower …
Many were made into mobiles that hung in almost every space.
And many more were taped to the walls…
I think back how patient my mom and dad must of been with this or maybe amused.
I did this in a brand new house. a few years later when I wanted to change it all my dad had to hire
a painter to fix the walls and paint.
For years they talked about the flower room…

When we built our home my mom asked me if I would let my daughter decorate her room as I did,
Lucky for me my daughter at the time was into Laura Ashley..

Louise

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I do believe alot of americans are watching their spending ... it is a good thing for creating... we seem to do our best when we have to work harder... Its a good thing.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Your paper flowers are just BEAUTIFUL! WOuldn't one be so pretty on the cover of an art journal?? ( I have art journals on the brain..lol. )

xoxo Heather

shiborigirl said...

Oh, boy does this look like fun! And quite the step up from the kleenex flowers I used to make as a child!

Thanks for the links,

Hugs,

Kate

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Nancy how beautiful!! I love the flowers that you made for the tie back and the rose is quite lovely... who knew that something as simple as tissue paper can be turned into a thing of beauty...

Goes to show that even in tough times you can choose to make something out of practically nothing ... fab post and thanks for the links

HUGS

JO

Michelle said...

Oh how lovely! I have never made a paper flower before. Mine might end up looking like a ball of mess but if I know what it is then that's all that matters. ;) Your flowers are beautiful and a great idea to keep expenses down!

madrekarin said...

Nancy- Your flowers are beautiful. Especially the deep red flower on the white curtain. Simply stunning.

lorhen82 said...

Your paper flowers are beautiful. Sometimes the simple, inexpensive things turn out to be the best! ~Lori

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
I adore the flowers, so graceful and delicate looking a wonderful substitute! Thank you for stopping over for a visit and for your sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful and inspired weekend!

LiLi M. said...

Your flowers look great. The first one is so beautiful, I never have seen anything like it. Chapeau!
I too have made bunches of flowers. A kind of roses made out of crêpe paper. We used to put them in our room at work. At that time I was working with the Dutch parliament and my collegue and me were having a room on the ground floor. On the other side of the street was the Maurits huis, one of the most famous art museums here. So we had tourists passing our window and stopping and oohing and aahing all day. That was so much fun, we were almost tempted to sell our roses from the window, but alas...our boss didn't agree. Mmm I could have had a succesful business by now ;-)
Have a nice weekend!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Nancy, what a wonderful idea! I love the delicate look of these tissue flowers and like that you have added some bling to spruce it up even more.

Hugs ~ Enzie

SweetAnnee said...

I love them
and just as fun as
your darling shoes!!

fondly, Deena

The Victorian Parlor said...

These flowers are lovely!

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

That is so very pretty!! I love it with the rhinestone ! Andrea

Chatelaine said...

Your photos of the paper flowers are gorgeous. I know I'll be decorating with them for this Valentine's Day. I am hosting a Valentine's themed tea for my afternoon tea group and these will be perfect as favors as well.

Thanks for sharing with us

Charm and Grace said...

I have loved paper flowers ever since I was a little girl and my dad bought me a great big one made of tissue paper at the high school halloween carnival. Yours are so lovely that it makes me want to make some... maybe I will.

Blessings,
Christi

bluemuf said...

Nancy, your paper flowers are exquisite. This is such a lovely way to decorate for Valentine's day.

Hugs Karen

bluemuf said...

Nancy, your paper flowers are exquisite. This is such a lovely way to decorate for Valentine's day.

Hugs Karen

Janet said...

You are amazing! A couple of dollars and an afternoon and you have bunches of beautiful flowers to enjoy! They're just beautiful!!

TattingChic said...

What a fun and inexpensive way to create some fun and color for Valentine's day! That is wonderful. Thanks ofr all the links, too! :)

The Rose Room said...

So beautiful, so clever. Rachaelxo p.s I am part of the One World - One Heart giveaway, come visit!

Castle in the Air said...

A lovely blog with such wonderful creations.
It all looks so enchanting!
Best wishes,
Karima

Betzie said...

So so gorgeous Nancy...I just LOVE these flowers and the price in making them too!!!
Will have to check out those links...but at the moment have too many other things going on...just NOT enough time!!!
xo
betzie

Barb said...

The flowers are beautiful!

I've been working on tissue paper roses too, but can see I have a ways to go.
Thanks for the sites so I can get some instruction.

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Kacee said...

Amazing stuff for Valentines Day... Love these white flowers!!