This latest batch of African Proteas featuring multi-coloured paper petal rounds, highlighted with white stems and white centres. They are also sporting a few petal rounds of our new Freshly Found Protea Print.
I decided to photograph this batch with some of the beloved tools that I use to create these blooms.
Let me introduce you to them:
- Leather hole punch – much stronger that a conventional paper hole punch – Has been making holes for me for years and years.
- Green plastic knife. – It curls the petals just right – not too much and not too little! A valuable member of the team.
- Mini stapler – (Sometimes replaced by his close cousin, the long-arm-stapler)
- Pen – one of many I use to trace around the cardboard petal pattern pieces
- Scissors – I need good quality ones to cut the paper well. Very protective of the few pairs I have that can do the job well.
- Pliers – Helpful with securing the wire flower stems.
- Masking Tape – I love this stuff. Sticky, but not too sticky. Wood glue bonds it and paper together well. A vital role in making these African Proteas and most of the other paper flowers we make.
- Bits and Pieces Bucket – a gift from my daughter. So useful for prettily collecting paper offcuts.
Chat to us about making up bespoke paper flowers for you. We made these Africa Proteas as a bespoke order, and we are able to pack and send them all over the world. Read posts about the many protea variations we’ve made in the past.