“What are you doing for Mother’s Day?”
Every year, you might send something to your mom on Mother’s Day, like flowers.
If you want to show gratitude to your mom with a bright and beautiful bouquet of carnations, why not try making them on your own?
According to ProFlowers.com, carnations mean “fascination, distinction, and love.”
You can see why carnations are the official flower of Mother’s Day by looking at those words, but more over, what’s even better is that you can hand craft it just by using tissue paper and make them last forever!
What you will need:
- Colored tissue paper (in color you want as flower)
- A strip of green tissue paper (about 20 inches)
- Glue (optional)
Ideas on what colors of carnations mean:
- Light red -> admiration
- Dark red -> deeper sentiments of love and affection
- White -> purity and luck
- Pink -> sign of gratitude
Before getting started, please let me clarify some points on the following photo diagrams. The carnation has 3 rings – which will take three flips. At the shaping stage at the end, quoting from the creator himself, who directly gave me this quote as an advice – “the more crumpling done from the center of the flower, the more realistic the carnation appears.” Lastly, make the edge of each ring curve like “s” as a shaping process as it makes the flower bloom.
*This is posted with permission by Russell Sutherland, the creator of this model.*
Do you want the most creative, fancy, yet homey wedding, LIKE THIS ONE?
Probably not with a dress like this, but with the similar concept…
Origami Wedding Dress
You like clean & simple, then why not origami wedding bouquet?
Origami Wedding Bouquet (white)
Origami Wedding Bouquet (red)
Try out some handmade wedding invitations! It sure shows your creativity.
Origami Wedding Invitation
Origami Wedding Invitation
Then, welcome your guests with original table setting with program made of fortune teller.
Origami Table Setting
Origami Wedding Program
And why don’t you surprise your guests with a sweet party favor with your handmade box?
Origami gift box
You can spice up your dessert corner with origami crane cupcake tower, too!
Origami Cupcake Tower
Who’s most important in your wedding after you & your family…? Of course, your brides maids! You can make special bouquets & necklaces to match!
Brides maids bouquet
Origami Wedding Necklace
It could be a bit unrealistic, but this origami crane ring made me smile :)
Would like to try some of these? I put links to them – some of them are sold online, some of them teach how to make them. And you can make some of them with the contents that I already put together in the past (like roses & cranes!)
Congratulations if you are planning your own wedding, and good luck to you if you are implementing this idea – origami wedding! Let me know if I can help you via Contact Form.