To delight you all year through!
My all-time favorite flower is the Peony Rose. By June my perennial gardens will be brimming with their enormous blooms in white, pale pink, medium pink and dark pink. I won’t have enough vases for all the blossoms I’ll cut before the weight of the blooms bring them to the ground…..it’s the most splendid time of year, Peony season.
How happy I was to discover that our dyed coffee filters create beautiful Peony-like paper flowers! If I had more red dye I would have made a bunch of pink-dyed filters into a bouquet for when the real Peonies are not in bloom – 11 and half months of the year! Alas, I had enough for one pink beauty and bequeathed the other colors to Hannah and her lovely friend Lucy for some Easter flower-making fun. (A while back I happened upon a great video tutorial on making coffee filter flowers at the wonderful blog Rhonna Designs, and tucked this little morsel away for a rainy day. My flowers are an adaptation of Rhonna’s.)
Here’s how to make your own blooms.
Start with dying coffee filters as shown in yesterday’s post.
My June beauty on the top, and my paper beauty on the bottom. Not too bad!
The girls’s flowers turned out beautifully also!