This past weekend was like one giant smile. I slept in for the first time in I don’t know how long and the weather finally tipped above 50 degrees, letting in the sun and giving some freezing New Yorkers a little taste of spring. I immediately wanted to open up the windows and buy some new plants, but then I saw that yet another cold snap and more snow (When will it end??) are coming. So I decided it was better to focus on something less dependent on actual light and warm temperature to grow. I’ve been watching paper flowers online for a while now, excited to see them grow into an area where truly beautiful and sophisticated versions are now available to make or buy. I’ve always associated them with something a little more cutesy than grown up, but these 14 options are elegant and perfect for dressing up a table that could use some color, but doesn’t quite have the outdoor weather to make (a nature version of) that possible yet. So here are my favorite DIYs that prove just how stunning (and sometimes, easy!) paper flowers can be. Happy flower-making! xo, grace
Click through for all 14 Paper Flower DIY Projects after the jump!
Image above: Coffee Filter Flowers!
Image above: Airy White Paper Flowers by Jeffery Rudell
Image above: Giant Paper Flowers by Ruche
Image above: Paper Daffodils by House That Lars Built
Image above: Paper Flower Garland by Lia Griffith
Image above: DIY Watercolor Paper Flowers by 100 Layer Cake
Image above: Paper Flower Bouquet by Oh Happy Day
Image above: DIY Crepe Paper Anemones by Ruffled
Image above: DIY Crepe Paper Flowers by The Bride’s Cafe
Image above: Crepe Paper Flowers by Craftberry Bush
Image above: Paper Flower Narcissus by House That Lars Built
Image above: Because everyone loves a little SCALE- DIY Paper Flower Backdrop by Oh Happy Day