March 9, 2012

Giant Paper Flowers


I love to rise to a challenge so I agreed to quote on some enormous paper flowers for Australia Fashion Week.  I reluctantly had to pull out - due to circumstances out of my control but benefited from the experience and loved the end result.



I was glad Gordon took some photos of me working because I don't think I've ever captured my work in progress.  It's amazing what you can do with paper, a pair of scissors, card stock and a few packets of glue sticks!

Finished Product - 1m x 1m
I am desperate for the sun to shine here in Canberra for the Balloon festival on the weekend, it's not looking too promising at this stage.  I will however get to the Handmade Market, rain, hail or shine :-)  Shop Handmade adopted this blossom today... Have a fabulous weekend!

**Update - 2nd July 2013**
I don't currently have a pattern or tutorial for this flower, I would like to do one when the time permits.  I also can't reply to you by email if your blogger profile is set to no-reply blogger!  Thanks for the lovely feedback on my flower.

Update on dimensions and materials etc.. 2016

24 comments:

Danielle said...

They look incredible Ros! Hopefully you'll get another opportunity? Have a lovely weekend! D

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

This looks incredible - how on earth do you get it to where it needs to go? :)

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

That's amazing! Well done you!! Hope to see you at Handmade :)

Carolyn said...

Wow!- That is amazing!

gret said...

Love seeing you on the blog working Ros - great post. Do tell me more about the opportunity though - what a shame it didn't work out - how exciting for you!

Tania McCartney said...

Stunning, Ros! You're going all out!

Sophie from Grins and Sighs said...

This is really nice. Half tempted to try it myself!... maybe just a bit smaller though.

Rosalind said...

Thanks ladies for the lovely comments!

Krys Chanel said...

Hi Rosalind! I just stumbled on your blog and I am amazed at how beautiful your giant paper flower turned out! I was trying to find out how to make this flower for my wedding! Its soooo beautiful...are you able to give a tutorial / tips on how to make it and what kind of paper and supplies I would need. You can send me an email if you would like to :D!

Thank you so much!

Krys

Dee Dee K said...

Beautiful! Can you please tell me how you made them?
My daughter wants me to make them for her wedding!!
Thank You,
Dee Dee

my Secrete Blogger... said...

Your are my inspiration

Michelle Weeks said...

these are beautiful...have you come up with any instruction/tutorial yet?

Michelle Weeks said...

so beautiful. ant instruction/tutorials ?

charlotteweinberg@gmail.com said...

I love your big rose....I want to do it.....I've made a lot of small ones....but I do'nt know how to do do A big big one.....

Maggie said...

Are you still working on a tutorial or pattern? I would love it!

Paige Alpiger Patterson said...

You can find the pattern on Martha Stewart's website and just blow it up for posters or have it printed at staples as an engineer print. It will be blurry but it wouldn't matter if you were just making a pattern for yourself out of it. Any smaller paper flower pattern could be done like this, really.

Jessica Galvan said...

HI! I am trying to recreate a flower like this in the same large size for a wedding but I'm having trouble figuring out what size paper sheets you used and what weight you used. The largest sheets I have are 12x12 cardstock- what did you use? Your flower is beautiful! Thanks so much for your help!

Rosalind said...

Hi Jessica - the inside were probably around 110gsm or heavier? and the outer poster size (A1) are sheets of card not paper. I hope that helps, it was 3 yrs ago though!!

Tashiba Black said...

So beautiful this has given me inspiration for my wedding

suzanne crowther said...

HI Ros, looks amazing its stunning in the white did you keep it hope you did ,a wonderful piece of work love it

Jana Rooke said...

Love this flower. I am also tryin to copy it for our daughters wedding in April.
Did you ever get around to making any sort of template for it? It looks so amazing!
Thanks

Jacqueline Haynes said...

Wow it's beautiful. What are the dimensions of the petals.

Rosalind said...

I posted this a few months back!

http://rosalindgracedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/giant-paper-flower-update.html

Rita Martirani said...

bellissimooo e bravissima ma per fare questi tipi di fiori che carta si usa , carta da stampante o cartoncino cioè un pò più rigido? Mi piacerebbe farli per il primo compleanno della mia nipotina graziee