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Crepe Paper Carnations

by Emma Arendoski

Carnations have been given a bad name as a cheap filler flower. Carnations are usually the flower used in school graduations and proms since they can be purchased at a bulk rate. They are available in any color under the rainbow and are famous for their very inexpensive price tag. This doesn’t make them a bad flower – in fact, they are perfect for making pomanders or bunching together as decor. However, in individual form I think they leave much to be desired. In our peony post earlier, we tackled the difficult task of finding a realistic handmade alternative to the stunning peony, while imitating its natural loveliness and hot pink hue (mission accomplished). In this post the tables have turned: we spotted the most gorgeous crepe paper carnations that give real carnations a run for their money.

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LOVELY. Images and carnations via Treasured Editions.

{ photography by suzanna march; last two images by the youngrens and katenkylie }

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14 comments

14 comments

Ashley Bostrom February 9, 2012 - 1:31 am

Hi!

I saw your post on Etsy that you can customize colors for the carnations for weddings. My colors are eggplant/purple and peach. I would love to have flowers on my crystal tree like the one above but in peach. Please let me know if that is possible.

Thanks,
Ashley

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EmilyGraceDesign February 18, 2011 - 8:37 pm

These are absolutely amazing! I’ve been looking for great paper flowers and this for sure amazing. I wish this was a DIY tutorial because I’d love to know how to make these beauties. Thanks for sharing.

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tessa kim February 2, 2011 - 4:15 pm

I love these! So pretty.

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Lauren Elise February 2, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Beautiful! Fake flowers usually look so fake. These are amazingly gorgeous! I love the first, second, and third images.

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Amber W. February 2, 2011 - 12:42 pm

These remind me a lot of the DIY flowers I am making right now for my poms.

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Two Hearts Shoppe (@twoheartsshoppe) (@twoheartsshoppe) (@twoheartsshoppe) February 2, 2011 - 12:36 pm

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Kristen February 2, 2011 - 12:27 pm

This is very sweet and looks beautiful!

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Alicia @CharityWedding February 2, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Those are so pretty! And such a great alternative to real flowers!

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Naomi February 2, 2011 - 11:10 am

I know this isn’t a DIY…but it would make a good one!

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Naomi February 2, 2011 - 11:09 am

These are so pretty….they almost look real. Great DIY!

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