Paper Flowers

decor ... launches ... table centres ... gifts ... bouquets

Our first paper proteas were launched at The Design Indaba a few year ago.  Since then freshly found blooms 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 beauties for you.

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Paper Protea Stories

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...

Pure White Paper Proteas

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 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...

Paper Flower Stories

Origami Lilies – Gentle Gentian

Origami Lilies – 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

Paper Strelitzia Flowers

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...

Paper Agapanthus Flowers

Paper Agapanthus Flowers

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...

Topographicial Blooms

Topographicial Blooms

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 Paper Flowers

Zulu Lulu and 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

Bright Blooms

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...