Flower bookmark collection for book lovers
My first flower bookmark is ready!
Long day work, sore fingers, but finally – big excitement!
This native paper flower bookmark is a great present for someone who loves reading. It is also a wonderful for a wedding bouquet or home decoration.
First of all the biggest goal is this flower do not need watering. Decoration like this will stay bright and colourful even if you travel a lot. And because many people have allergies, this is the right floral present for them.
Protea is both the botanical and the English common name of a South African flowering plant. People call Protea also “sugarbushes” (Afrikaans: suikerbos). In local tradition, the Protea represents change and hope.
In 1735 by Carl Linnaeus name the Protea after the Greek god Proteus – early sea-god or god of rivers and oceanic bodies of water. He is who could change his form at will. (And as you realise the Proteas have such a wide variety of forms.) From this feature of Proteus comes the adjective “protean”, with the general meaning of “versatile”, “mutable”, “capable of assuming many forms”. “Protean” has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protea
I love this poem from the American Kathleen Flenniken:
And here you can also find “Protea Protea” – a great poem from the Australian poet Kate Llewellyn: https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/llewellyn-kate/protea-protea-0467053.
Craft information about Protea flower bookmark
Materials: crepe paper, paper wire, glue, acrylic paint
Time to create: one or two days
More paper flower bookmarks you can see also here: https://the-paper-heart.com/2016/08/20/welcome-to-the-bookhelf-garden/