Paper Flowers by Wai Yan Soo

Before graduating, I wanted to give flowers to my college mates as an appreciation for our friendship in varsity. But because fresh flowers aren’t long-lasting, the inventive lass decided to make paper flower bouquets for them instead. Since then, I fall in love deeply in making paper flowers.

On special occasions, I would make cards for my loved ones because I have always believed that handmade gifts carry more sincerity.

However, coming from a family that does not believe in careers in the arts, I pursued different majors for my tertiary education, which are all not art related. Nevertheless, I never gave up on my passion in arts and crafts.

We made it in pastel color to create a comfy eye view. It consists of hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, peonies, eucalyptus and baby's breath, and all of them are paper-made.

This is the first centerpiece I made. I made it in pastel color to create a comfy eye view. It consists of hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, peonies, eucalyptus and baby’s breath, and all of them are paper-made.

Close up of paper Dahlia

Close up of paper Dahlia.

Another smaller centerpiece I made it in cheerful colors to brighten one's day.

Another smaller centerpiece I made it in cheerful colors to brighten one’s day.

The top view of the cheerful centerpiece.

The top view of the cheerful centerpiece.

Roses were the first paper flower I made. I personally love roses a lot because they are the queen of flowers.

Roses were the first paper flower I made. I personally love roses a lot because they are the queen of flowers.

Then, I would wrap them beautifully to gift away.

Then, I would wrap them beautifully to gift away.

I always adore the magnificent scenes in Alice in Wonderland. Therefore I made some giant roses.

I always adore the magnificent scenes in Alice in Wonderland. Therefore I made some giant roses.

Beside roses, I also like the lush peony a lot.

Beside roses, I also like the lush peony a lot.

Sweet tulips.

Sweet tulips.

Paper hydrangeas are good to see, but very torture in making.

Paper hydrangeas are good to see, but very torture in making.

Lotus are symmetrically beautiful.

Lotus are symmetrically beautiful.

I also made some paper flowers for celebration, for example this Christmas wreath.

I also made some paper flowers for celebration, for example this Christmas wreath.

Close up to the paper Poinsettias & Pinecones.

Close up to the paper Poinsettias & Pinecones.

The exotic and graceful orchid.

The exotic and graceful orchid.

Close up of the orchid.

Close up of the orchid.

I love making paper flowers because it cheers everyone. It gives values to the papers and me. I became more confident and stronger when I go for things that I love.

Love,

Wai Yan Soo, from Evermore Flower