Paper Flowers Take Center Stage In Nursery Decor

Paper Flowers Take Center Stage In Nursery Decor

Nursery decor is part and parcel to the whole beauty of celebrating and preparing for a new life. Babies are special and their first baby nursery decor is uniquely momentous. So when I get a request from a new mommy-to-be to make a paper flower set, I am thrilled and honored to be chosen for the task.

Baby Nursery Decor

 

The color palettes of nurseries are sometimes the traditional you might think for little girls with pinks being a dominate color.

 

Sometimes the color is found in the wall and the flowers remain neutral with creams and white tones.

Other times a complimentary paper flower color accompanies the pinks like lavender and teal.

Bold colors of navy and teal also make for beautiful complimentary paper flower shades to the pinks.

This nursery set of paper flowers had the extra accent of a matching paper flower mobile in beautiful hues of cream, gold, and gray.

The one consistent thing I notice in customer photographs is that the paper flowers for the nursery always seem to go above the crib. It is the focal point of the room and takes center stage!

 

I do always caution the mama that they need to think about when those little hands will reach up someday. Of course the mattress goes lower but those little legs and arms can still reach more than you think. ( I speak from experience here!)

paper flower nursery decor

 

I’ll never forget the planning and preparation that went into my first little one’s room. We painted it yellow (the traditional thing 34 years ago when you didn’t know if it would be a boy or girl). I hung curtains, made a quilt, hung pictures, and set up the crib…..only to move before the baby arrived! I don’t regret it one bit though. I have fond memories of the preparation and anticipation.

So getting to be a part of that with my flowers is pretty special.

Babies….mine are grown. My grand-babies are getting bigger too. I’m glad I still get to help decorate nurseries because babies are really so special! You can shop on Facebook, Etsy or my website if you’d like some flowers to welcome your little one. There is no color palette or size of flowers that can’t be designed just for you and your new bundle of joy. Perhaps your nursery can be in the next edition of a blog post showing off customer photos!

Paper Flowers Photo Shoot!

Paper Flowers Photo Shoot!

Making paper flowers for special events creates a thrill in me that never grows old. I’m especially excited when a professional photographer captures my flowers in stunning ways I can only hope to do myself one day.

Melissa and Beth Photography contacted me about making some paper flowers for a “first birthday” photo shoot. I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Just look at these gorgeous photos!

The cake was made by Cami’s Cake Company.

It was like opening presents and eating cake for me to be a part of this collaboration to be sure!

Contact me if YOU are in need of some yummy cake decor or an extra special topper for some presents. I just might feature YOUR photos on a future blog post!

Paper Succulents

Paper Succulents

Succulents not only love the heat, they are just plain HOT right now! Greenhouses are full of them and they have long been popular on Pinterest and in Magazines.

spiked paper succulent wm | Barb Ann Designs |

 

paper succulent in little pot wm | Barb Ann Designs |

 

I love to plant real succulents in pots for the patio.

bunny statue with succulents

 

I also love to make paper succulents.

paper and real succulent planters | Barb Ann Designs |

 

Can you tell which ones are paper and which ones are real??

paper succulents plus real ones | Barb Ann Designs |

 

Here, let me give you some help.

showing paper succulents with arrows

 

The real deal doesn’t require much care or attention. However, the paper ones even less so. For me? I like having both around. I am having fun with both the dirt and the scissors!

basket of paper succulents | Barb Ann Designs |

Bright Fiesta Paper Flowers

Bright Fiesta Paper Flowers

It’s Fiesta time if you live in San Antonio, Texas!Bright Fiesta Paper Flowers

 

I admit that I knew nothing about this until a few months back. My friend, Clara Nicole, from She’s Crafty Too contacted me wanting some really bright paper flowers for Fiesta! I got to work right away and it was super fun to work with such bold bright colors. Don’t they just scream Happy!?!

Meet Clara, Isn’t she a doll? She always jokes and calls herself a Mexican Barbie Doll! Here are some of her photos celebrating Fiesta.

 

 

Clara Nicole She's Crafty Too

 

Clara Nicole She's Crafty Too mamma drink

 

And This!!!! YUMMMMMM!

 

fiesta food

 

But back to the flowers. You can watch me making some here. Here is a video of Clara opening them up live. And here she is glittering and jazzing them up.

 

Fiesta Bright green close up | Barb Ann Designs |

 

She’s used them in a couple display. Play I spy and find them in this fabulous arch she created. It’s even going to be on MTV!! Woot!

 

Fiesta arch by Clara Nicole She's Crafty Too

 

So if you are in San Antonio…. Happy Fiesta!

 

bright paper flowers

 

 

Dreaming of Paper Flowers and More

Dreaming of Paper Flowers and More

Okay, so I’m trying to figure out a LOT of stuff these days! It’s the middle of February but I’m still in the January 1st mode of thinking and dreaming. That’s what this creative business does to me more days than not.

repurposed book journal by Thoughtful Images Ink
But really, here’s the point. Life is a journey. Each day is filled with choices and opportunities to grow and learn. Those dreams and ambitions are good fuel to keep you moving forward. On some days you can see progress but there are gonna be those days where you just feel the wheels spinning. On days like those it’s awfully nice to get a photo from a client.

photo provided by Classic Event and Tent Rentals at the Special Event
The spinning head stops for a moment and all the “to do lists” fade away. For a delightful moment, you remember something grand that you accomplished, a dream that truly became a reality. There it sits in living, colorful proof!
Part of dreams for me look just like this. Making paper flowers for brides, for baby nurseries, for all sorts of special events. These paper flowers were special because they were actually for an event coordinator at an event planner convention!!
paper flower backdrop
image provided by Classic Event & Tent Rentals at the Special Event
Paper flowers are a hot trend right now. There are so many color palettes that can be used. A favorite of mine is just these neutral white and creams. So many things can be done with them as they add a dramatic yet subtle beauty!
Paper flower wall
Photo credit: Classic Event and Tent Rental at the Special Event
With each order I send a shipping notification that extends a requests for photos. Unfortunately, most do not accommodate because once their event is over that is the last thing on their mind. So I’m extra grateful for this client sending me these photos.
paper flower display
image provided by Classic Event & Tent Rentals at the Special Event
She did an amazing job with it all. If I’d had the opportunity to walk that convention floor, I’d had been over the moon to see my paper flowers in all this glory! Dreams do come true!
Now, back to that list of planning the next….

Dreamy Wedding Colors

Dreamy Wedding Colors

Eucalyptus green, cream, and gold….Simply Stunning!! I’m over the moon in love with these color choices one of my bridal clients chose.

It is always such a privilege to be chosen by a bride to help with her decor on the special day. This time was no exception! I can’t wait to see the flowers in the venue instead of just  being displayed on my front porch!


This shade of green was a hard paper to come by. It was worth the search and the camera doesn’t really do it justice.

 

 

Adding the gold to this palette was the winning ticket! It made the other flowers pop and brings a bit of glamour to the set.

 

Each of the variances of color, flower style, and size combine to make this a set that I’m quite proud of! These will be listed in the shop on the website very soon. Until then feel free to contact me for your unique color choices to make that baby nursery, wedding shower, or reception one that is uniquely you!