Crafting

Celebrate spring with giveaway for 'Paper Blooms'

Looking for unique and realistic designs to create colorful flowers made with paper? If so, you may want to run out to your nearest book store and pick up a copy of “Paper Blooms, 25 Extraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, Celebrations & More” (Lark Crafts/$17.95).

The book’s author, Jeffery Rudell, is a well-known paper artist who has had his work featured at Tiffany & Co. (Fifth Avenue), Mish New York, The New York Botanical Garden, and in several magazines, including Elle Decor, Brides, Receptions, and Good Housekeeping.

The techniques used for making the different flowers result in a finished “flower” that looks as though it came from Mother Nature herself.

Rudell shares his skills for cutting, folding, wrapping, painting, wire-bending and other techniques to create the many different types of flowers featured in the book. Each flower design includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs.

The flowers make perfect decorative accents for parties, weddings, family events, etc. And why not bunch a lot of them together for a unique wedding bouquet?

If you’d like a chance at winning a copy of this absolutely amazing book, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com and tell me a short story about your paper crafting, or why this book interest you. Please put the words “paper blooms” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!!