Keeping it Simple — Giant Paper Flowers

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I’ve been trying to come up with some ways to bling up the outside of the tent for the Vintage Bazaar and I came across this pin on Pinterest which led me here and if you scroll down you will see the newspaper flowers that inspired me. Plus I liked the snappy big band music!  I like the idea of huge paper flowers, I mean big dinnerplate size about a foot in diameter… but of course mine had to be oh so much more COLORFUL.  So I raided my stash of gelli print papers that I made during Carolyn’s gelli class and a whole stack of recycled magazine pages  that I keep on hand for mail art.  Cut teardrops, circles and punched out some flower shapes.  Wonky shapes nothing perfect heaven forbid.  Crunched them up(note the technical artistic term) and punched a hole to attached them all together with a copper brad….Some spray mist, some srpay polyacrylic to hold them a bit, and give them some protection  and voila…GIANT PAPER FLOWERS IN TECHNICOLOR.

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Three down, 24 or more to go….that’s alot of crunching.


  1. FABULOUS!!!

  2. They are absolutely divine! Love em!

  3. I love these – they are so happy and inviting — what a great thing to do with leftovers, scraps etc. These just shout “amazingly creative and joyous person exhibiting here!”

  4. These are SO you. So much more YOU than the newspaper ones that inspired you. Guess I’d better let you get back to crunching. Time’s a wasting.

  5. THEY ARE AMAZING Love them ,their happy apearence, and little stories on every flower petal-
    Wonderful Corrine!!

  6. That’s a brilliant idea and it looks awesome!

  7. These are awesome; not only will the attract people to your booth, but they are going to want to purchase them!

  8. How spectacular Corrine! They will be a draw card themselves!
    x Suzy

  9. Brilliant! How great would these be at a garden party? Your booth will be attractive and unique!

  10. really cool! I’m going to try and come to the fair and see your booth in person. It looks like such an amazing event.

  11. Blooming beautiful.

  12. be sure you get photos of the entire booth! we all want to see! your flowers are terrific! and thank you for the goodies in my mail today! more later!

  13. This is the icing on the cake.. or should I say “icing on the booth”. i love these… you did an amazing job with them and they say “vintage”.. big time. I did a flower tute with coffee filters also and the centers were polymer clay buttons/beads:

  14. I was just a big art fair near me and I was eyeing the booth set ups. Yours is going to be so inviting compared to so many I saw. And that was before the huge amazing flowers! I bet there are going to be people asking to buy them!

  15. I love how this is such a perfect example of being inspired by a photo but then making it totally your own. These will surely draw even more people to your booth!

  16. Quite wonderful and oh so you!

  17. Fabulous flowers! They will look amazing!

  18. Holy Moly! These are just absolutely fabulous! I love your blog 🙂

  19. brilliant and they will certainly grab attention… hope you have them priced, they are sure to sell!

  20. Prettiest crunching I’ve seen all day. That’s going to look pretty!!!

  21. You are wild girl! These are outrageous good, you are the bomb!


  23. OMG! I ADORE your paper flowers; so brilliant, with color, and patterns! I hope you and yours have been okay through the recent storms. xxoo Marilyn

  24. Oh, these are great! I love your giant, colorful flowers.

  25. OMG these are FANTASTIC! What an amazing booth you will have… can’t wait to see it all set up – you must take pics and share!

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