A special paper flower fall bouquet

September 22 will be the first day of fall for 2016.  The leaves have already started to turn and the wind has picked up and become a bit chillier. I love this time of year  when you can see mother’s nature at her finest.  It’s time to harvest all the late tomatoes, pumpkins, and the last bit of summer flowers before they are done flowering for the summer season. The best part of this year is the parties and getting together with all my friends.  In my previous life, I was a chef, and I love braising and roasting big cuts of meats for my dinner parties. It’s also time to start making comforting soups and chilis for all the football games! Go Seahawks!

Just a couple of days ago, I was just contacted by Angel via my Etsy shop to create a dahlia bouquet in the colors of yellow, orange, and burgundy for her friend, Heather, who was admitted to the ICU at the University of Washington Hospital. I was so happy and honored she choose me to make these special flowers to cheer her friend and to let her know that she is thinking of her.

Because live plants and flowers are not allowed in the Intensive Care Unit, paper flowers are a great alternative way for your friend to know that you are thinking of them, and the best part it will brighten up any hospital room.  Plus, they do not require any water or extra care to look beautiful and happy every day, maybe a little dusting.  The best way to care for your paper flowers is to turn it upside down and give it a nice shake or if you have an air can, you do a couple of short burst of air to get the dust off.  The paper flowers can be in a sunny room but not in direct sunlight and of course, keep them away from any contact with water.

Paper flower dahlia

I have a few more fun projects that I will be posting soon. Recently, a husband contacted me and he wants to surprise his wife with their first anniversary, which is paper, with her wedding bouquet and her floral crown that she wore on her wedding day. I can’t wait to show them to you, and I’m collaborating with Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle with some paper flowers! Also, I’m already working on a Winter themed window display that I can’t wait to show you!

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