Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a link to this cool flower wreath tutorial by Maria Noble author of How to Make 100 Paper Flowers: Ideas and Instruction for Folding, Cutting, and Simple Sculptures. And you can get yourself in the running for a signed copy over at Totally Tutorials.
Maria has displayed it as a head piece but I bet this would look great as a wall wreath or as a table top surround, perfect for the holidays. Make the flowers in fall colors for Thanksgiving and as shown in red for Christmas.
Would you like to hear more about Maria's process of writing her book? Pop on over to this link where you can here her on Rebecca Parsons' radio show Artistically Speaking.
More about the new CPi book:
by Maria Noble
Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful, with How to Make 100 Paper Flowers! These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by color photos and diagrams; techniques include general crafting (cut, shape, and glue), origami, and quilling. All patterns are included! Color your world and satisfy your craft cravings with delightful, handmade, paper flowers.
For Maria Noble, making flowers is a lifelong passion that began as a child watching her mother and aunt run a floral business. Using innovative methods, they made beautiful flowers from fabric, paper, and other materials for weddings and other special events. Maria started her own business ten years ago, incorporating her inherited skills and exploring ideas of her own to create new, distinctive flowers. The business has flourished, and now her exquisite flowers are sought out by consumers and businesses nationwide, including leading event planners in New York and Los Angeles. Her flowers have been featured in various magazines and on popular websites.
Maria lives in Avon, Connecticut with her husband and two children. Find her online atwww.stjudescreations.com