San Francisco-based artist and architect Tiffanie Turner creates enormous, elaborate paper flowers that look like something Alice might’ve encountered in Wonderland. Each beautiful blossom is made of countless layers of delicate crepe paper, measures nearly three feet in diameter and takes anywhere from 35 to 80 hours to assemble.

“My work in paper stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into everything I do, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make the heads of flowers an excellent case study for me.”

Turner has a solo show of her giant paper blossoms, entitled Heads, currently on exhibit at Rare Device in San Francisco through May 28, 2014. Assuming you live in the area, this sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day destination.

[via Colossal and My Modern Metropolis]

Giant Paper Flowers | Design Sponge

How gorgeous are these giant flowers!? I have featured giant flowers before but I particularly like the ‘stems’ of these ones. They are quite easy to make too, so making a few should be a breeze. How cool would it be to have these in a little girl’s room or nursery? Add some little fairies and you’ve got my dream bedroom from when I was five!

Giant Crepe Paper Peony | Carte Fini

If you’re looking for decorations for a wedding or party with big impact, you can’t go past this amazing giant crepe paper peony! The big petals are layered around a paper mache base. Yes, it would take a while to create this, but if you are making it for a wedding or party, you can keep it afterwards to decorate with!


When you have nothing better to do with your life so you make a DIY.


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giant crepe paper flowers by jjleatherandcraft

i featured the peony version of jjleatherandcraft’s giant paper flower back during wedding week — how beautiful are these babies?! they look bomb as a single bloom and even more dramatic in groups and clusters. LOVE the vibrant hues.