Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mothers Day Flowers


     These are the flowers I have sent to my Mum for Mother's Day. Her favourite colour scheme is blue and white so choosing the paper was easy.
     These flowers are made using scrapbook paper, it's a little on the thick side and made my fingers sore with all the creases but I hope you'll agree it was worth it. Origami paper is usually good quality thin paper and very easy to fold, some scrapbook papers are thinner than others but I don't think I'd even try a double sided paper as they are usually quite thick. Having said that a double sided paper wouldn't need as much folding if you used a triangle instead of a square and the effect would be quite different too, must go away and try that one.....
     ......back again, it looks pretty good, must experiment further.
     The origami method is called Kusudama, it's very easy to do as each petal is made separately and then assembled into a flower. There are tutorials on YouTube if you would like to know how to make them.
     Once assembled I have stuck a button in the centre of each flower to cover the joins. I've been collecting buttons in local charity shops for this as new ones can be expensive, I'd forgotten just how much fun I used to have as a child going through Granny's button tin!
      I have stuck my flowers on to bamboo kebab skewers and cut them to varying lengths before putting them in a jam jar topped with foil (to keep the flowers in place) and tying a blue ribbon around the top to hold the foil and cover the screw thread where the lid used to go.
     At least these flowers won't die within a few days and if you use left over papers it need not cost a fortune either, though I did buy these papers just because I knew Mum would like them.

I would like to enter Mum's flowers in the following challenges:

Make My Monday - For Mum
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Jellypark Challenges - Mother's Day
Left of Centre Creative Challenges - Ribbon and/or Flowers
Southern Girls Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Scrappers Delight - For A Special Lady
Ladybug Crafts Ink - For A Special Lady
Craft Your Passion - Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothering Sunday

12 comments:

  1. Wow, your flowers are awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! HUgsxx

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  2. What a beautiful floral bouquet! Thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

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  3. Your flowers are gorgeous and I bet your Mum will cherish them! Thank you for entering our Mother's Day Challenge at JellyPark Friends this round an good luck...
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  4. what a great gift! I'm sure that your mom just loved them!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

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  5. What a beautiful bunch of flowers they look stunning. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week
    Love
    Amanda

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  6. Lovely flowers :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

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  7. Beautiful beautiful handmade blooms. What a beautiful Mother's Day creation. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Southern Girls Challenge Blog for our Floral Frenzy Challenge. Hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

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  8. Fabulous Flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge this round!¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska~ SGDT/Coordinator
    {http://akstamping.blogspot.com}

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  9. Wow what stunning flowers you have made, gorgeous and bet your mum loved them....Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy DT

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  10. Fabulous flowers! love the colours! What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing at Left of Center this fortnight. mo x

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  11. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this beautiful flower bouquet.
    Suzi B x

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  12. These flowers are so very pretty and will last forever - even without water !
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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