Thursday, April 7, 2011

More Paper Flowers!

There was an explosion of color in our church’s Parish Center for Grandparent’s day!  I had a small budget to work with wanted to try pitch a new idea to the chairwomen (my friends)…flowers with no vases.  Each table was set with a large, bright paper flower and small flower confetti.  And that was it!  It was a fast and easy set up and tear down, and very easy on the budget (about $30 to buy paper and glue sticks.) I made most of them over a two day period and enjoyed it.

The room has a very neutral palette, so I put bright Easter colored plastic table cloths on the tables to brighten the room.  That was the most expensive purchase of the decorations budget at $3 each.  It was fun to come up with different flowers from paper.  It reminded me of making origami back in the 70’s!  Here’s what I came up with:


A garland of paper flowers greets guests at the entry door…


a purple hibiscus…


The flowers were laid out to keep from creasing.  A red tulip…



red and pink poppy…


a multitude of daffodils…


a cluster of flowers on the food table…


pink tulip…


and flowers from the second food table.  I make the confetti with left over paper and a flower punch.


Here’s a blue poppy and an orange daffodil…


purple and blue pansy and a small cluster with poppy, ranunculus, and daffodils.


no idea here…just make it up!


Orange and blue pansy 


pink hibiscus…


I attached the welcome sign with wooden skewers to the back of the garland



  1. I am decorating for Grandparents Day and we are celebrating it in a few weeks. Do you just use construction paper? Do you use brads in the middle or glue?

  2. I LOVE this!!! I am decorating for Grandparents Day at my son's school and we are celebrating in a few weeks. Did you just use regular construction paper? Did you use brads in the middle or just glue? ANY help/suggestions regarding the paper flowers would be awesome! THANK YOU!

  3. I used the astro-bright copy paper that you can get at Walmart in combo packs. The more colorful the paper, the more dramatic. I am a HUGE fan of glue it's just paper and hot glue! Good luck to you!

  4. I made these amazing paper flowers to hang up at Thanksgiving. I found a wonderful tutorial for them and I will link her blog in the next post.

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