Forever Flowers...

I love the idea of forever flowers. I have a few in my own home that I've made from yarn and also give as gifts to friends. So when I saw Martha's paper flowers on Etsy recently, I was an instant fan...

Martha's Etsy shop, Marty Makes offers various bouquets of colorful paper roses. Green paper leaves are also added to each blossom. 

Marty, who lives in Atlanta, knows the impact of homemade gifts. As she states, "I learned at an early age that handmade things are always better. They have a story, a meaning and should be treasured." 

This may also inspire you to make your own paper flowers, for which the web offers many DIY projects to choose from. Here's a few links I like: Find big and bright paper flowers here, or for some lovely small and intricate flowers, click here ...and if you're up for the challenge, crepe paper flowers by Martha Stewart

 

Photos: Marty Makes   Content: Sweet Peach