Paper Proteas

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Pink Painted Paper Boutonnieres

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

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 for a special order.  Highlighted with white paint and mounted around re-cycled fringed paper centres. I loved photographing these blooms outside on the cool shady side of my home in a wooden box by Bruce Eales.   An artistic...

Print Proteas – Deconstructed Book Art

Years ago, we started out making our proteas as a form of deconstructed book art.  What a delight to make a new batch again  Our design has been refined and created out of many different papers over the years.  This batch is on its way to a special YPO...

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...

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 Paper Proteas

Gentle bright and warm apple colours.  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.   We are able to make up proteas in a variety of...

Pretty Pink Proteas

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

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 Paper Proteas

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...

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...
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.

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Paper Protea Stories

Pink Painted Paper Boutonnieres

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

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 for a special order.  Highlighted with white paint and mounted around re-cycled fringed paper centres. I loved photographing these blooms outside on the cool shady side of my home in a wooden box by Bruce Eales.   An artistic...

Print Proteas – Deconstructed Book Art

Years ago, we started out making our proteas as a form of deconstructed book art.  What a delight to make a new batch again  Our design has been refined and created out of many different papers over the years.  This batch is on its way to a special YPO...

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...

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 Paper Proteas

Gentle bright and warm apple colours.  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.   We are able to make up proteas in a variety of...

Pretty Pink Proteas

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

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...