So glad to be back with another fun Paper Flowe Series post, this time, it’s all about “The Series – Paper Flowers & How to make Hops”. If you missed the previous post(s), click over to “101 Paper Flowers & Where to start” here. Today, I’ll introduce you to the talented Quynh from Pink & Posey. She is so inspiring & I love seeing her creations on my IG feed.
Hello! I’m Quynh of Pink and Posey. I want to introduce myself and also tell you how grateful I am that you have followed me and liked my flowers and supported me on my journey of making these wonderful paper flowers. I met so many amazing people here and everyone has been so kind, generous and supportive. I want to thank you and tell you how appreciative I am. About me: I live in Seattle and have been in this city for over 15 years and love it. If you ever visit here – let me know! I would love to show you the city. I’m married and we have the cutest labradoodle name Butter. She’s our fur child. I have several degrees, I owned a catering business for six years but had to stop after I had back surgery. Now I own a paper flower business and I absolutely love it. I can’t wait for my adventures with my flowers and see where it will take me. 📷: @kellylemon – Thank you Kelly for making me feel so happy and comfortable in front of the camera! . . . #paperflowers #paperflorist #risingtidesociety #aboutme #smallbusiness #girlboss #etsyseller #seattle #pnwlife #larspaperflowers #artist #seattleflorist #igers_seattle #seattlephotographer #abmhappylife #abmlifeiscolorful #bhgraphy
The Series – Paper Flowers & How to make Hops – Part 2
About Pink & Posey
Hello! My name is Quynh (Quinn), and I have been making realistic large and small paper flowers for the past two years.It’s been an amazing journey and unexpected love! I have handcrafted various of
flowers for weddings, table displays, garlands, crowns, and window display. If you can put a flower on it, I can make it happen!
Crafting paper flowers became my passion two years ago when a Seattle bride asked me if I could create a paper rose theme for her wedding. I accepted the challenge, and took over the wedding flowers, starting with a stunning bouquet and ending with floral decorations for the reception hall. My love for making flowers has just blossomed since then. I have been requested to make various flowers like ranunculus, dahlias, peonies, roses, lilies, calla lilies, anemones, magnolias, and even hops for bouquets and fun arrangements for friends and family members.
Having paper flowers around are great for people who are allergic to the pollen of flowers, plus they
will never wilt. To clean and maintain the flowers, turn it upside and give it a good shake or use an air can and give it a couple of good short
burst to blow away the dust. And because the flowers are constructed out of paper, do keep it them away from water and direct sunlight. Over time the paper will get subdue in colors but gives it a nice vintage quality to it.
What you need to get started:
If you are interested in making paper flowers at home here are some tools you will need to get started:
- White tacky glue like Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
- scissors (my favorite brand of scissors to use when I’m cutting all these petals are Kai)
- floral wires in 18 or 22 gauge
- floral tape
- Just for Flowers Spray Paint
- Italian Crepe paper in various weights, and/or German Crepe Paper.
Most of these supplies can be purchase at your favorite art supply or craft store. The crepe paper might be a little bit harder to find, but I do offer them and three type of paper kits in my Etsy store: PinkandPosey.etsy.com
The paper kits include the crepe paper, wires, and instruction on how to make your very own peony, ranunculus, and daisy, and it comes in various of colors you can choose.
Also, I’m offering a free tutorial on how to make your very own hops, come to my blog and read all about it. (www.pinkandposey.com/blog/)
And follow me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/PinkandPosey) to see my latest works.