A few weeks ago I was in an Anthropologie store on 5th Avenue, and I was really impressed with these amazing paper flowers. Most of them are made with white tissue paper with a few cellophane flowers sprinkled in to give an icy, wintry feel. Personally, I’ve always thought of paper flowers as those gaudy ones we all made as kids, but after seeing this Anthropologie display I did some research and there are tons of great paper flower ideas out there.
1) Martha Stewart’s Pom Poms
Dearest Martha, I love your paper pom poms and not only do you offer how-to instructions on your website, but you also sell ready-made pom pom kits. As much as I love these, I don’t think I could ever pay homage to your pom poms the way the people at MarthaStewart.com do. Here is what they have to say about these:
Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.
These flowers are made from thin tissue-like paper that is used in sewing patterns. Pretty cool! And oddly enough this idea comes from CountryLiving.com. I’m impressed!
A playful take on real roses, these paper roses are simple and so sweet! Read the How-To here.
4) And For Inspiration Check Out Zoe Bradley
Zoe Bradley has made a career out of paper flowers. She has created window displays for companies like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Check out her amazing work and maybe it will give you some ideas of your own!