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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Paper Flowers Chinese Style a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Tonight I am sharing with you a fun book to make beautiful paper flowers. It is Paper Flowers Chinese Style by Liu Fang and Yue Yunyun. Now Hazel loves making flowers but has not explored this book with me. 


The photographs in this bok are amazing. The flowers look real. Can you believe they are made from paper? The book is divided into five chapters and the fifth chapter is the how-tos for 24 flowers. The contents page below is part of the fifth chapter. The first chapters introduce the characteristics of Chinese paper flowers, the preparations and the third chapter has the basic techniques to make petals, leaves, and stems and the preservation and maintenance of the precious flowers. 

A few weeks ago I started making a hydrangea. I did not get far enough along on it and didn't take any photos. Sorry!! The instructions however were very easy to follow. The instructions have many photographs as well as words describing the steps.

Now these are not your childhood paper flowers. They are much more complicated and use different floral tools, from stems and artificial stamens and berries and more. They take patience and time (as I quickly discovered), but the results are well worth it. What flower would you try to make?


For more paper flower posts check out: The Art of Paper Flowers, Paper Flowers, Paper Pom Poms and Other Party Decorations, Paper Magnolias from a kit, Punch Flowers, Large Paper Flowers Party Decor, Origami Flowers, Origami Bonsai, and Cherry blossom craft

Paper flowers for kids: My Garden Themed Party, craft for Ava's Poppy, Cupcake liner flowers, Easter lillies and daffodils, crafts to go with My Garden, Paper Sunflowers, School Supply Flowers, and Sunflower Poem Magnets.



It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was a fun party with lots of creativity shared!  Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! We are back to weekly Sharing Saturdays now!! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations!!

Features


1) From DIY Party Mom: Super Easy Jack-O'-Lantern Mini Penant Banner

2) From The Scrap Shoppe: 21 Creative Googly Eye Halloween Crafts

3) From Sparkle Living: Easy Damask Halloween Banner

4) From Busy Being Jennifer: Rustic Pinecone Garland

5) From Sew Crafty Crochet: Crochet Pepperoni Pizza Scarf

6) From In Our Pond: Doll or Elf Coffee Shop Printables

7) From Anika's DIY Life: Easy DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bench

8) From Flamingo Toes: I'd Rather Be Napping Embroidery Hoop Art

9) From Celebrating Everyday Life: A Review of Brighttech Lightview Pro Dimmable LED Magnifying Lamp

10) From Try It Like It Create It: How to Make Cold Porcelain Clay from Household Ingredients

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Damask Banner! Have a fun week!

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