PAPERBLOOMSSG: HANDMADE FLOWERS

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I’ve been making flowers officially since the start of the year, and it’s been hundreds of flowers and thousands of petals since.

So glad to have found a craft that I’m comfortable with and eager to improve all the time. My other crafting endeavours haven’t been quite successful – lettering, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet… but this one – paper flowers – has been the most fulfilling.

While nobody really wakes up to the thought of buying paper flowers yet, I hope to make a step in changing that, and contribute to more paper flowers in hands and homes in the region 🙂

PaperBloomsSG Workshop 1

Today I taught a friend and her 2 friends how to make the basic ranunculus and a pompom. It went pretty well!

Time management was always my issue in teaching but I didn’t expect my workshop of the planned 2 hours to go beyond the buffer of an extra hour and stretch to 5! We were all in need of major stretching by the end but the joy of seeing a pretty handmade product is priceless.

I really enjoyed setting up and prepping the materials and equipment. My sweet spot, perhaps?

Maybe my years in teaching was meant to culminate in this. I still love preparing English resources too though.

Paperblooms bouquet drafts

I’ve been working on a couple of bouquets for loved ones and the process of learning how to wrap them has been pretty fun.

A white ranunculus, a mini red one and a red bud, with black wrapping

A pink ranunculus, white mini one and a white pompom, with white wrapping.

4 peach/pink ranunculi, with white wrapping

15 peach / pink / white ranunculi and pompoms with white wrapping.

These flowers make me so happy.

2 paper flower things

I chanced upon this interesting read on paper flower history this morning.

And… I think I might have just found my favourite-est (because there’s no superlative that’s that super) crepe paper flower artist yet. #paperflowergoals