I was wasting time researching on Pinterest this past weekend.
You know, discovering new boards, pins and pincers – keeping up with latest trends.

(Like I said – wasting time)

I saw some beautiful things.
Inspirational posters, summer dresses, bunting, wedding bouquets, blackboard art – just so many cool and interesting things.

Oh and a bit of Calvin & Hobbes.

Calvin & Hobbes artwork

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But then I saw this . . . .

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Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them

 

Source:  Hayley Sheldon

Bestill my beating heart!

And because I have nothing to do
splutter, cough, snort, snicker
I thought I might try to make a few.

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Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them

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Would you like to have a go too?

Here are some closeups of my attempts.

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Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them

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Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them.

Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them

 

I’m quite pleased with them. Especially when you consider that I don’t have that glorious 180gsm crepe papers that all those others are constructed from.

I just love the way they ‘cup’ as it gives them an amazing texture and reality.

Peonies made from crepe paper - such an easy tutorial and anyone can make them

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I’ve got a tutorial almost ready to share with y’all.
Real close.

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