Paper Flowers

Proteas… Roses… Lillies…

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

Paper Peace Lilies – Painted Book Print

Paper Peace Lilies – Painted Book Print

Paper 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...

Mild Mustard Coloured Paper Protea Order

Mild Mustard Coloured Paper Protea Order

Just finished a Dusty-Yellow coloured paper project!  Hand painting the paper with this warm colour has endeared me a little to this hot dog hue. Mustard Proteas! SaveSave

Durban Showcase Miss + Meisie  – Blue Proteas

Durban Showcase Miss + Meisie – Blue Proteas

 I am so excited to have a range of new blue painted patterned proteas for the Miss + Meisie Showcase. Is it in your diary?  4th - 6th October at the Factory Cafe. Jess and Wendy will be there the whole weekend, and if you pop in between 4 and 7 on Friday the 4th, you...

Peace Lily Buttonholes Indigenous Blooms

Peace Lily Buttonholes Indigenous Blooms

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 peace lily buttonholes will be at both the Miss+Meisie Showcase and The i-love pop-up shop. Mini Strelitzias and Mini Peace Lilies...

Some More Indigenous Flower Experiments 😊

Some More Indigenous Flower Experiments 😊

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 vases

artSPACE Exhibition Durban – Thank You!

artSPACE Exhibition Durban – Thank You!

Big thank yous to some talented locals for coverage of the I Love Pop-Up-Shop at artSPACE in Durban. I am so delighted with the way they have captured our Freshly Found Products♥ (Click on the links to see the work of the other amazing exhibitors.)  Gorgeous pic...

Book Print Dyed Protea – Tickled Pink…

Book Print Dyed Protea – Tickled Pink…

I have grown quite passionate about paper - in particular book paper.  I have learnt that each page has a grain, some pages are firm and flexible, while others are fragile and brittle and I am fascinated by the way books age from white to deep cream. We have started...

Origami Lilies – Gorgeous Gentle Gentian

Origami Lilies – Gorgeous 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...

Paper Strelitzia Flowers – Vibrant and Striking

Paper Strelitzia Flowers – Vibrant and Striking

I've been working like crazy to list all the paper flowers in the online store before leaving for the Design Indaba Expo.   The range of  strelitzias are going in this morning - Hand painted,  Natural Rooibos and red cabbage dyed,  as well as a batch made from...

Proteas Created from Packaging Paper

Proteas Created from Packaging Paper

A bunch of these were delivered to Nampak Sacks this week, to thank them for passing on some of their packaging waste, so that we can make beautiful proteas.     A whole bunch of these will be at The Design Indaba Expo next week too.   

The Design Indaba Expo- Paper Proteas

The Design Indaba Expo- Paper Proteas

The paper proteas that we have been making have been such fun to design.  This ancient flower, which has been around since the days of Gondwanaland is also known as the Sugarbush or Suikerbos, because of the sweet syrup that can be harvested from some of them....

Paper Agapanthus Flowers – Blue Beauty

Paper Agapanthus Flowers – Blue Beauty

The Agapanthus is another one of my favourite South African flowers that grow in my garden.  The simple purplish blue funnel shaped flowers suspended by green stalks in a botanical pompom give me so much pleasure. Paper Agapanthus Flowers  It's been a delight to...

‘A Single Rose Can Be My Garden…’

‘A Single Rose Can Be My Garden…’

 This is what I worked on this past weekend. I love the way the mixed papers look together. A delightful order, which is hopefully arriving in Cape Town very soon. [A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  Leo Buscaglia Read more at...

Topographicial Blooms – Map Lilies

Topographicial Blooms – Map Lilies

Fresh Origami Blooms - I love the way that maps translate into blooms - the topographical colours are gentle and appealing  - like the lilac heights of the mountains in China and the jagged red veins of the country borders. I am so pleased to say that Khule Shezi...

Zulu Lulu and Origami Paper Flowers

Zulu Lulu and Origami Paper Flowers

We took a trip to the Midlands a few days ago.  We often stop off at Zulu Lulu and this time we bought a smoke fired pot! I've admired these for ages, and am delighted to own one myself! I have filled them with paper flowers.  Similar ones are for sale...

Bright Blooms – Recycled Paper Origami

Bright Blooms – Recycled Paper Origami

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...

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