paper flowers don’t lie


I’m currently obsessed with paper flowers and paper flower tutorials. In the back of my mind I know that creating giant roses for my office and/or living room would also mean creating GIANT dust collectors. But does that mean I shouldn’t create them? It’s a quandry; I’ve always equated decor (tchotchkes) with dust and dusting (i.e. housework).

Mother’s Day has passed but that just means that Father’s Day is right around the corner (EEK!). My infinite “paper flower” searches led me to a few paper dress (origami) tutorials and ultimately to this paper shirt and tie tutorial. Just adorable. I wanted to send a bouquet of paper flowers to my mom this year but ran out of time (as usual) and sent her real flowers. That was probably a mistake… it ended up being a huge flower FAIL.


note to self: do not order online ever again.

The image on the left is what I ordered and the image on the right is what she received (sorry Mom!). I am so disappointed. How did she not get ONE damn rose in her arrangement? Not even ONE…when what I paid for was MOSTLY roses? I emailed a complaint, which I usually do not do but this one was just too much for me to let go. I’m pretty sure the only way to get what you want in a flower delivery is to call the local florist and go from there. Lesson learned.

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