Paper Flowers

Poppies ... Lilies ... Buttonholes ... Bouquets ... Table Settings ... Favours
Paper flowers last longer than you would expect.  When they are done, they are recyclable!  They can be made from plain or coloured paper, book or map print. We do a smaller version with a shorter stem for buttonholes. Chat to us if you would like to place an order for your home or event.

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

It's been a delight to work collaboratively with my friend and local Durban Artist - Lesley Magwood Fraser.  Lesley delivered a pile of paintings and drawings to me, and I have cut them up into Paper Strelitzia Blooms, adding some recycled book paper...

Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

Paper Poppies - creating the parchment version of Papaver nudicaule, more commonly known as the  Iceland Poppy was a colourful delight.  The gentle, bright hues were a treat to work with.  Following this commission, we've added these to our Freshly Found...

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes from Painted Book Print

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes The Strelitzia is a vibrant indigenous South African flower - also known as The Bird of Paradise Flower or the Crane Flower.  It's name suits it's bright and angular appearance! It was lovely to make a set of buttonholes for a wedding with...

Tissue Paper Daisy Chain DIY

Daisy garlands bring to mind images of freedom,  fun and dancing in a summer field.  The design of these light paper daisies linked to form a delicate paper daisy chain hopefully evokes the same feelings, and can be made any time of the year. The design is made from...

Daisies in the Grass – DIY

The Rose has but a Summer reign, The daisy never dies. James Montgomery  The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.  Robert Burns  I'd like to introduce you to a freshly found paper batch of those simple long lasting flowers that the quotations above describe so...

How to Whip up Chopstick Origami Flowers

I think chopsticks make much better flower stems that eating utensils! This is purely my personal belief because I battle to use them in any way that is significantly satiating to my hunger! Here we used these wooden stems with traditional origami lilies to make a...

Painted Paper Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are indigenous to South Africa, and one of my favourite flowers.  I love their simplicity and have enjoyed making them up out of paper.  I used book paper, but here in this bunch, I added a layer of white acrylic paint, before wet moulding the petals.  I...

New Indigenous Buttonholes

This is a big week for Freshly Found.    We will be launching some new products at 2 amazing pop-up shops in Durban this weekend.   These buttonholes will be at both the Miss+Meisie Showcase and The i-love pop-up shop. Mini Strelitzias and Mini Peace Lilies - Both are...

Some More Indigenous Flowers♥

Book vases with indigenous sprigs... My paper versions of the cheerful Vygie, the healing Cancer bush [Sutherlandia frutescens] and Peace Lily [Spathiphyllum] all of them in various book...

Gentle Gentian

Today we are going to be making up a large batch of paper boutonnieres or buttonholes.  It reminded me of some we made a while ago.  We had 2 weddings with a similar colour theme, and used gentian violet to dye the paper.   Gentian violet has a few medical and...

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Paper Flower Stories

Bright Blooms

These swathes of blooms are filling pots and vases in my home. They have the fragrance of freshly folded paper! They are the latest version of my origami flowers! Some of them are made from vintage South African Lantern Magazines [Donated to me by the delightful, now...

Lily Cartographicus!

  I made some origami paper lilies from an old map! I may try to add some stems, but for now they are piled in this vintage silver dish. I love the gentle curls and the way the roads and highways race around the...