I am so excited to share my newest flower design with you all- the freesia! If you saw my list of my top 10 spring flowers, you will know that I have been waiting for spring to roll around so I could introduce this design. Spring can’t come soon enough, so I am posting this to beckon the season!
Freesias are most known for being incredibly fragrant. They say that memories associated with smell are the strongest type of memory that you can form, and the scent of freesia always brings me back to my days of when I used to have my flower shop. I can almost smell them now! Making paper freesias is a great option for enjoying the flower all year round, and it is perfect for people who are allergic to flowers. I have to warn you, this freesia is one of the most time consuming flower designs that I have shared. But I promise that it is worth it! Crafting the flower may be time consuming, but it is certainly not complicated.
Freesias have always been a very popular wedding flower because not only do they smell wonderful, but they also have a long stem, which is great for incorporating into bouquets. Freesias bloom in a variety of colors, so they can match any wedding color scheme. I have made my freesias in yellow, but they are also common in white, purple, and red. As we move into spring, I am feeling so giddy to be able to share some new spring paper flower wedding bouquets. My Rustic Bridal Bouquet has been so popular (thank you so much!), I knew that I had to design more. And this freesia will certainly be included in some of those new bouquets!
Of course, this flower can be used for so many decor opportunities other than weddings. I love how the light green color of my vase complements the yellow of the freesia, and I know it will look gorgeous on my bedside table. I love starting my day with a reminder of how lovely spring is! Another beautiful option would be to use this flower to make a DIY boutonniere. As I mentioned, freesias have a long stem, which makes them really versatile. Follow my tutorial in this post to see how you can turn this flower into your own corsage or boutonniere.
To make these flowers, start by gathering your materials. I used Paper-Papers brand metallic papers (see Shop this Project below!), floral wire, and floral tape. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to assemble the project and you are on your way to having lasting freesias for your DIY home decor. Enjoy!