Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crafting: Martha Paper Peonies


Martha Stewart sent me her "Craft of The Day" today (I subscribe), and I thought these would be fabulous to make and use on my frames!

UNTIL, I clicked on through and looked at the list of 15+ supplies you need and the detailed 16 step instructions! Beautiful, but no thanks! Anything that starts with boiling paper probably isn't worth it.

CLICK HERE for full article & instructions


I DARE YOU! Make these and live to tell about it!

7 comments:

A little bit of our history - said...

Thats just complete chaos and I agree boiling paper just sounds like too much effort however they are beautiful flowers!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

You just totally made me laugh! Have you perused the new Martha Craft Encyclopedia? Seriously it's crafting heaven, I just ordered it on Amazon. While I can't wait to try it there is some stuff in there that look impossible. Handbraiding your own doormat...seriously Martha?! Who does that?

jessicawoodford said...

Have you see these paper roses made out of coffee filters....SO pretty!!http://www.marthastewart.com/article/paper-roses?backto=true

DeDe said...

I agree about the boiling the paper... I've made paper using recycled paper, by putting shreds in the blender and blending with Hot hot water.... no real need to boil, I think.
I thought maybe using a lightweight paper and tearing the petal edges might look good... maybe ink the edges...before curling... I don't know... I think I'll experiment and see what I come up with.

Meredith said...

I think I would rather search Michaels high and low for a look a like....(thats just me)

Princess Pookie said...

That's good old Martha for ya!:)

denise said...

Your Frams would look lovely with the peonies... I am goin to buy some for my family...
Thank you for your awesome ideas and your wonderful wesite!
Denise N.