Making Paper Flowers with Quill | UK WEDDING BLOG

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Do you remember when we told you about Quill, the uber trendy stationery shop who also run modern calligraphy workshops? They’re always one step ahead of trends and in the past few months have launched brush lettering, neon ink courses and now paper flowers! {watch out for chalkboard writing masterclasses coming soon too}. I went along last Tuesday to the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch for an evening of all things pretty in learning how to make these lifelike paper flowers. Whilst I think I love to be creative, when it comes down to it I’m all fingers and thumbs, covered in glue and just generally make a bit of a mess of things. So imagine my surprise when by the end of the evening, I had actually successfully made a paper peony that looked, well, peony like! If I can do it then anybody can. Grab a bunch of girlfriends and make an evening of it, a hen activity perhaps?

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The workshop is taught by Susan Beech, the incredible talent behind A Petal Unfolds {take a look at her instagram, it is flower heaven and everything is made out of paper}. You will get taught how to make perfect long-stemmed paper peonies, entirely from paper {my husband said when I got home ”what even the orange middle, you actually made that” and thought I was lying! Yep everything is from crepe paper}. She’ll let you into the tricks of the trade, share where to source the best materials and how to manipulate a simple piece of paper into the prettiest of flowers. You’ll receive a full kit of materials which includes templates and instructions for you to make more at home and refreshments – Quill always provide yummy stuff, it fuels creativity.

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It’s actually easier than you’d think and you soon get the hang of it. There are so many coloured papers to choose from, peachy corals to bright pinks, yellows and deep reds. You start by making the centres with three different orange pieces of crepe paper, stretched and then stuck and folded together before cutting lots of lines down to give it texture. You stick it onto wire and then start cutting your petals out using the templates given before putting it all together and then making the stem and leaves. Susan will come and help you if you get stuck but honestly once you get going, you can’t go too far wrong! And by the end of it you’ll have a peony that will last when the real things are out of season. I really loved the whole evening and think that they’d make amazing decor for your wedding or a hen party.

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You can find out more on Quill’s website, and sign up to book into a class, here.

R <3 xx

{first two and the last photo taken from Susan’s website. Cake by SK Cakes}

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