A couple of weeks ago, it was fun to re-introduce a “blast from the past” craft supply, Paper “Creative” Twist – and we shared how to make paper roses from this easy, inexpensive product. In case you missed it, you can check it out here!
First things first – I have to apologize because I did NOT get the paper leaves completed to go with the roses. One, because I didn’t have the right green in my Paper Twist stash and didn’t order any in time and two, I got so carried away making the roses there was no way I could have made enough leaves! I will get the pattern and directions posted at some point, I promise!
There are tons of gorgeous flowers to make all around my favorite blogs and on Pinterest – from paper, felt and other materials. What to DO with all of these blooming beauties? My inspiration for what to do with my big basket of Paper Twist roses is definitely a flashback for me – and hopefully will inspire you to use your own flower creations in some fun ways!
Not at the top of the charts for creative uses, but a big bunch of Paper Twist roses looks awesome in a vase. No thorns and no water required! Yes!
Isn’t this Lenox vase gorgeous? This vase actually belonged to Emme, so it’s very fitting to use it today!
We all love wreaths, right? I’ve seen so many inspiring ideas for wreaths that I could just make them all and cover the walls! Well, not practical, but it would be SO worth it to see the look on my husband’s face! (Actually, he probably wouldn’t be all that surprised.) Here’s my own little Paper Twist rose version for Valentine’s Day, on a simple, heart-shaped grapevine wreath.
Yes, those are leaves you see…I bought silk leaf stems and honestly, I like the look. I waffled back and forth on a bow, but I think it looks just right to let the flowers be the star.
Here’s my flashback inspiration! A friend of mine gave me this cool, wire thingy for photos – it’s long, narrow and would hold a lot of photos. The first thing that came to my mind was a rose trellis! If you saw my very first post, you met my grandfather, Chick. On top of all of his many creative talents, he and my grandmother were incredible gardeners. Not kidding, those two could grow anything! I’m pretty sure for their friends, they even resuscitated plants and flowers that were on life support. Though they lived in the city and did not have a great deal of outdoor space, no surprise, Chick created raised beds with trellises and arbors. Those beds were filled with lilacs and tons of amazing roses! I love trellises, roses and lilacs, because I associate them with my grandparents. (More on flowers and gardens in the Spring…cannot wait!)
Anyway….I decided to make my own “rose trellis” using the wire picture holder, Paper Twist Roses and silk leaves. There is this narrow wall space in the hall near my front door I where I thought this would work.
So from this….
What do you think? I’m really loving how this looks! I just wired the paper roses and leaves to the photo holder to create my “trellis.” I know I’ll be tweaking and messing with this some more, but it’s the perfect touch for that little wall area. I used red and white Paper Twist roses, since I kind of got on a roll with those colors. My husband really likes it, though it was only AFTER I pointed it out to him…is it just my guy who lacks these powers of observation???
There are all kinds of ways to use Paper Twist roses and other handmade flowers. Sometimes, all it takes is a little “flashback” to something in our lives to help us look at something in a new way!
How has something in your life inspired your creativity? We’d love to hear about it! I want to share flashbacks from YOU…I’ll keep asking, trust me!
I LOVE that you are here for Emme’s Flashback Fridays! Same time next week!
Linking up this project at the I’m Crafty Party at So You Think You’re Crafty.