Carnations are often associated with sad events, however I think they didn’t deserve such a bad reputation. They’re really lovely and smell wonderful, not to mention they last much longer. These paper ones are basically eternal and perfect for spicing up the place where you celebrate a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. It’s easy to recreate them yourself, because they only require some crepe paper, scissors, small container, bleach, water, wire, floral tape, glue, watercolor and paintbrush. Begin with cutting strips of crepe paper at least 2.5”x2.5” for the largest petal. For a two-tone petal mix a small amount of bleach with water in a small container, dip one end of the precut squares into it. Read more at whydontyoumakeme.com.