Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I have always regarded paper flowers as the cotton candy of paper crafting. A little goes a long way, especially when made by hand. That didn't stop me when I saw this fabulous cupcake stand at garage sale prices. It looked like the perfect starting point for a flower chandelier.
 As soon as I got it home I started contorting my paper into crazy shapes. After a great deal of punching, tearing, inking, misting, glitzing, and LOTS of hot glue I had gone through the entire MME 6x6 All Is Bright paper pad. Then I started with the gems, twine and beads. Several inky fingers later this is what it looks like:
24 different paper flowers fill this wire holder.
  16 were made with punches by EK Success, Punch Bunch, and The Paper Studio.
3 were made from long strips of paper, torn, misted, then wrapped like ribbon roses.
5 were frayed with an edge distresser.
The twine and gems are MME product, also from the All Is Bright collection.
The ink is Close To My Heart and the Stickles are by Ranger.
The acrylic prisms are from my stash.
Next time you see a sweet little wire structure think paper flowers and snap it up.


  1. Very cool project! Came here from the MME blog!

  2. this is amazing! I want to see it hung!!!