I love nature. I love nature so much that last month I found a tree branch, spray painted it, and hung it up in my living room. Remember, though, how it was missing something so I whipped up some origami leaves? They were nice for a couple weeks, but then the bold, modernism made me tired so I started looking for other branch-sprucing options. With my mind focused on flowers, both real and otherwise, this week, I decided to try my hand at paper flowers. We needed something pretty, summery, and colorful to replace the leaves and I think I found them!
I started out with some scrap cardstock and a variety of fun scissors.
Drawing a spiral, I cut it out. I got a little experimental with the scalloped scissors. I decided I'd try a variety of made up flower techniques to see what I liked and didn't like.
After cutting out the spiral, I took the outer end piece and started rolling. I tried the inner end piece and that didn't work very well...so stick with the outer end.
I found that if I rolled it tightly and then gently let it go when I finished, the flower blossomed very nicely
I also took a long strip of paper and cut it into fringe to roll up.
Then I used my pencil to curl the fringe down and make into a flower-like shape.
Falling in love with all the flowers I couldn't pick my favorite style so I did something bold. I decided to use them all. I know, I know. A branch with three different flowers? Let's see how it looks.
I like the yellow against the green and it's nice to bring in some new color to the blue and greens of the living room.
Much better than those leaves! Don't worry, I saved them and may bring them back out in the fall. I'm liking the simplicity of the small yellow blooms...what do you think?