Paper Proteas

for decor,

launches,

table centres,

gifts

Our first paper proteas were launched at The Design Indaba a few year ago.  Since then they have graced homes, fashion launches, table decor and been delivered as gifts. They are versatile, and can be made from a variety of papers with a variety of finishes.  Chat to us about creating some of these indigenous beauties for you.

Chat to us about paper proteas for decor, wedding or buttonholes

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Paper Protea Stories

Pure White Paper Proteas

An enormous batch of paper proteas.  Perhaps the largest we've ever created.  It was a delight to make up this bunch for a corporate client in Cape Town. We've been making proteas for years, and they remain a fresh vibrant paper flower option. Freshly Found is based...

Mini Paper Proteas – Freshly Found Showcase

Over the past 6 months, we have navigated 2 house/office/studio moves.  We are happily settling down into our new space which has a magnificent view over the Krantzkloof Gorge.  Despite the upheaval, we've managed to produce a few pretty freshly found goodies, and I'm...

Multi-coloured Paper Proteas – A Bright Way to Start the Year

It's been a joy to start the year off with such a bright and cheerful order for a client - These paper proteas are an old Freshly Found favourite interpreted in a new way.  It's always a pleasure to paint those petals, and assemble the layers to create the paper...

Flower Fables – Intellectual Property Exhibition

The Intellectual Property Exhibition opens tonight at the KZNSA Art Gallery in Bulwer Road, Durban.  Freshly Found is so excited to be a part of this exhibition.  I've been working on and off for most of the year so far on this floral piece - named Flower Fables as a...

Pure White Proteas

I just had to share this latest order with you.  What a delight to work on a huge order of pure white proteas! Made mostly from recycled materials - especially the pure white paperOnce a large order is made up, I find it personally so satisfying to see the mass effect...

Beetroot Beauty

  Beetroot dyeing is quite a beautiful experience.   From Slicing the vegetable, extracting the colour and then infusing the paper petals with the pigment - it evokes a lot of visual colour-rich emotion! Each batch of beetroot dyed paper turns out a slightly different...

Pretty Pink Print Proteas

Fresh and tender - Pink protea boutonnieres have been under construction.  This indigenous favourite has been redesigned and now has a matching cotton cord bound stem and a hand twisted cord bow.  The outer petals are ink-dyed pink. These blooms are multi-purpose -...

A Happy Blue and White Spring Day

 A fresh new batch of ink blue proteas.  Happy Southern Hemisphere Spring Day! Contact us at Freshly Found if you are interested in having a bunch of these blue and white beauties made up for...

Washi Proteas

Today is the start of the annual ECR House and Garden Show. Freshly Found proteas will be on display at the Washi Bug Stand. Each Protea is decorated with Washi tape from their range.  In particular, we used the recently launched Candy Stripe Protea Design by Surita...