Friday, August 06, 2010
Feria de Las Flores
When I saw the paper flowers at How About Orange, I knew I was in the inspiration zone. And honestly, I am congratulating myself on waiting for an "appropriate occasion" to put aside laundry and chicken wrangling, to make flowers out of paper napkins. Because, yes, I appreciate that this is probably not, technically, a high priority activity.
But, gee. They are so fun!
Jessica Jones made her flowers as a simple party decoration, and she got her inspiration and a terrific tutorial from Dana-Made-It
I made it over a month without breaking out some napkins and going wild. And since we were invited to a garden fiesta, it seemed to me Maria and I had the perfect excuse to play! Garden fiestas must have big, bodacious, summery flores.
They are lemon-squeezy-easy-peasy, and you don't need me to make a tutorial, because Dana has already covered those details. <------Click Link! Click Link!
A generous stack of Ikea napkins (2$ a pack = cheap thrills!)and you are ready to bloom. We figured out the basics, and then started fiddling with our own variations. It was Maria's idea to cut the larger napkins in to fourths, and we made lovely smaller big blossoms.
Here is my gardenia... from white cocktail napkins.
We delivered a bouquet to Michael and Patricia for the fiesta. I think they are going to look festive on the biergarten fence.
Two in the cupboard. Maria wore one in her hair. Then I gardened with one in my hair. The big yellow one is on my dresser.
Maria and I were spreading our flower love all over the house. Alex thinks we should make a wreath. Marvelous!
Ummmm... garden party anyone? Fiesta? Tea? Fairy woodland? Let's get carried away! Una feria de flores.