As you may have noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with paper flowers. While I love real flowers, they aren’t always practical as they are prone to wilting and can be expensive.
Even potted orchids, which are among my favorite house plants, eventually fade. A couple of years ago when a bloom fell off one of my orchids I used the fallen blossom to create a template to make coffee filter orchids.
Double sided crepe paper sheets
Hot glue gun and glue (not shown)
Miniature terra-cotta pot
Acrylic craft paint
First, I painted the pot with the acrylic paint.
I printed the orchid template onto a piece of copy paper and cut it out.
I assembled the petals into the shape of an orchid flower and secured the petals with a rhinestone brad.
I hot glued a piece of floral wire to the back of the flower. While the glue was still wet I attached the septal to hide the glue. (Originally, I tried to use white craft glue but it was not strong enough and made the colors bleed from the craft paper.)