Paper Flowers

Proteas… Roses… Lilies…

Buttonholes… Bouquets… Table Settings… Favours

Paper flowers last longer than you would expect.

When you are finished with them, they are recyclable!

You can order them in 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.

Browse the paper flower stories below

 

 

Paper Flower Stories

Giant Paper Rose – Recycled Posters for Bridal or Decor

Giant Paper Rose – Recycled Posters for Bridal or Decor

The Story of the Giant Paper Rose Don't you just love it when some one just Gets You?  I have friend who knows how much I love to recycle paper.  She intentionally hangs onto all the old used posters that find their way into her office, and then passes them on to me....

Paper Sunflowers – Create A Bowl of Sunshine

Paper Sunflowers – Create A Bowl of Sunshine

Can you imagine how much fun to make your own bright paper sunflowers!  They have a large cheerful presence!  A single bloom adds a touch of colour, while a whole bunch make a joyous statement. The blooms are longlasting and self-sustaining.  Therefore there is no...

Pink Painted Paper Buttonholes – Tender Hues

Pink Painted Paper Buttonholes – Tender Hues

.We were delighted to create these delicate wedding party accessories  for a recent order - Pink Painted Paper Protea  Buttonholes or Boutonnieres.  They were the finishing touch of a much larger order for a client who wanted painted pink paper proteas for her special...

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

Puzzle Craft Pots for Woza Moya Exhibition

We're passionate about creating beautiful items from recyled papers.  Consequently, puzzle pieces, sourced from local charity stores, fall into that 'paper' category.  As a result, it was so satisfying to fashion Freshly Found Puzzle Craft Pots How did we make...

Pink Paper Proteas with Brush-stroked White Highlights

Pink Paper Proteas with Brush-stroked White Highlights

What  joy to introduce you to these custom-made Pink Paper Proteas. We created them for a special order.  Firstly, we crafted each petal from every flower from a pink paper base. Then then we highlighted the petals with white paint brushstrokes.  The petals were...

Book Art – Protea from Printed Pages

Book Art – Protea from Printed Pages

Back to Book Art!  We have made paper proteas in one form or another for years.  Initially we used a form of deconstructed book art.  Consequently we have taken great delight as we make a new batch again  Our design has been refined and this batch bridges the years,...

African Proteas with Bright Petals and Protea Print

African Proteas with Bright Petals and Protea Print

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...

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

What a delight to work collaboratively with my friend and local Durban Artist - Lesley Magwood Fraser.  The project began when Lesley delivered a pile of spare paintings and drawings to my home.  I cut them up and folded them into Paper Strelitzia Blooms.  I added...

Art Proteas for Combined Exhibition in Joburg

Art Proteas for Combined Exhibition in Joburg

Freshly Found has worked on an exciting collaborative project with Durban artist Lesley Magwood Fraser.  Lesley has been preparing for an exhibition in Joburg later this month. Art Proteas We decided to combine our talents.  Lesley had a number of old...

Apple Coloured Batch of Indigenous Flowers

Apple Coloured Batch of Indigenous Flowers

Gentle bright and warm apple colours for these indigenous flowers.  This was the theme for this batch of proteas.  Cheerful and yet comforting.  Made from new and some recycled papers in the new Freshly Found Protea design.  This was a commission from a good friend....

Pretty Pink Proteas – Painted Pleasure

Pretty Pink Proteas – Painted Pleasure

Pink Proteas!  Prototyping a protea that will look good in a bridal bouquet, and be a popular wedding guest favour. In trying out some new designs and colours, these have brought me much joy! Please chat to us about what you would like for your function or wedding....

Pure White Paper Proteas – A Special Order

Pure White Paper Proteas – A Special Order

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...

Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

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...

Beautiful Book Print – Bunch of Roses

Beautiful Book Print – Bunch of Roses

We've been making these for years, but a fresh batch still fills us with delight. Pictured here against an unplastered feature wall in our new home. These are a few of the historical Freshly Found Roses... See more of our paper floral design projects...

Paper Strelitzia Buttonholes from Painted Book Print

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...

Rose Bouquets – Paper Blooms for a Very Special Occasion

Rose Bouquets – Paper Blooms for a Very Special Occasion

We have been commissioned to create a number of paper rose bouquets for an upcoming wedding. It has been such a delightful process for a  few reasons - Roses are beautiful blooms to create Adding some red paper to the book print paper has created a fresh vibrant feel...

Mini Paper Proteas – Freshly Found Showcase

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

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

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...

Tissue Paper Daisy Chain DIY for Special Event

Tissue Paper Daisy Chain DIY for Special Event

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...

Bright White Paper Proteas – A Delight

Bright White Paper Proteas – A Delight

I just had to share this latest order with you.  What a delight to work on a huge order of pure white paper 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...

Paper Daisies in the Grass – DIY Pattern and Instructions

Paper Daisies in the Grass – DIY Pattern and Instructions

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 freshly found paper daisies - a whole batch of those simple long lasting flowers that the quotations above...

How to Whip up Chopstick Origami Lilies

How to Whip up Chopstick Origami Lilies

This is the story of the chopstick origami lilies! 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...

Beetroot Dye for Beautiful Paper Flowers

Beetroot Dye for Beautiful Paper Flowers

  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...

Paper Protea Buttonholes – Pretty Pink

Paper Protea Buttonholes – Pretty Pink

Fresh and tender - Pink paper protea buttonholes 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...

Blue and White Paper Proteas – A Happy Spring Day

Blue and White Paper Proteas – A Happy 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 paper proteas made up for you. 

Coloured Paper Proteas -Mixed Bunch

Coloured Paper Proteas -Mixed Bunch

A new option available from Freshly Found - a bright mixed bunch of Coloured Paper Proteas! The flowers are made up from a variety of coloured and painted recycled papers. Each bunch consists of 7 proteas, 4 origami lilies and 5 feather leaves. Freshly Found was...

White Washed Book Paper Proteas

White Washed Book Paper Proteas

A new batch of proteas with a slightly different finish White Washed Book Paper Proteas and paper twist stems. Ready just in time for the Freshly Found Exhibition of recycled products at the Kloof SPCA's Golden Paw Society Launch today. White Washed Book Paper...

Envelope Roses! Paper from an unexpected source.

Envelope Roses! Paper from an unexpected source.

For a while I have added envelopes to the list of things I don't throw away!   I am so happy with the way they have transformed into buttonhole roses!  We can make these up for your function too - but we may need help with the envelope collecting! Envelope Roses!

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