Monday, March 16, 2020

Stop and Smell the Roses. Paper Roses, that is

Spring is in the air!  It's time to put away the drab colors of Winter.

The pretty little cross is a recent gift from my kindred spirit, Erika!  I chose pink dogwoods as the base for my small tabletop wreath just so I could use this lovely present.  Once my wreath was finished, though, something was missing.  Until I stumbled across this DIY Coffee Filter Flowers post from Thistlewood Farms.  Adding paper roses was the perfect finishing touch!

Complete side note...  I created a Vintage Peony Wreath in 2014 that I had completely forgotten about until this pin.  Yep.  Peonies from coffee filters.  If you are curious, here is a photo.

Dying the coffee filters does take time, as does letting them dry, which I actually posted about ages ago RIGHT HERE.  The folding process is pretty simple, and while I'd like to tell you all about it, I really didn't deviate from the tutorial in my pin.

Can you tell the white ones are purchased silk roses and the pink roses are from coffee filters?

The paper roses in my white rabbit planter (a gift when our son was born) came out of the dye a bit darker, but still the white ones were from a store and the pink roses are folded coffee filters.  Really!  I can't make this up!  The darling sheet metal bunnies were purchased in Tulsa at a flea market fair called Two Sisters and Junk.  I tied their pastel bows with ribbon from my stash.

Happy Spring to me!

;-)  -Marci

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  1. I honestly couldn't tell that you had both purchased and made paper roses; they blend so nicely together. What a cute little vignette. Pinned.

  2. Very pretty - such lovely spring colors!

  3. Good morning! I was very happy to see in your profile that you live in NW Arkansas! I live on the Little Red River in Heber Springs. Love the tiny glimpse of your stone cottage with the big pot of lantana. Lots of stone homes in our area. Looking forward to reading thru your archived post today.

  4. Lovely roses made with paper! I am pinning this project!
    Have a blessed week,

  5. So pretty my friend. Love how beautiful your flowers turned out. Love your spring decor

  6. Very beautiful and impressive flowers, Marci! Love the spring colors!

  7. I couldn't tell the difference. Beautiful job.

  8. So pretty and pink and perfect for spring!

  9. Love your sweet and pretty spring wreath!

  10. They look so pretty, you really can't tell which is which. I love faux flowers, they last so long!

  11. These roses turned out gorgeous!! Perfect for sping!

  12. Those turned out great! I definitely can't tell the difference between the store-bought ones and the paper ones!

  13. It's amazing what pretty things you can make with coffee filters. Your spring update looks wonderful.

  14. Wow! Those flowers look amazing! I can't believe they are made out of coffee filters.


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