Life of a Wallflower Part 4 – Paper Craft Projects and Macarons

These last two weeks have been so busy and hectic!

I’ve been working on a craft project for a friend’s birthday and it has taken up so much of my time. I’d love to show you photos of it and maybe even directions on how to make your own, but it’ll have to wait another few weeks until I’ve actually given this gift to my friend. That way, I can’t ruin the surprise.

Here are a few sneak peek photos that won’t ruin the surprise =)



I should have paid closer attention to the pages I cut out for this paper rose… Oops. Lol. And can you catch my mistake?

You can find directions and templates on how to make this paper orchid and paper rose at The Elli Blog.

Aren’t they so pretty? So many paper flower templates that you can use for gifts and decorations.

If you’re into paper crafts like I am, check out the Elli Blog.

This birthday card, pictured below, was something I designed myself. If you think you might be interested in making the card, let me know and I’ll figure out how to write a post for it. =)


The other day, I went out with a friend and finally got my hands on macarons! I love macarons. They’re my favorite dessert. I might be able to eat them all day and not ever be tired of them. All those gorgeous colors and delicious flavors! How can I not be obsessed? But they’re so expensive, and they’re so dainty and elegant that I feel they’re intimidating to make! I haven’t had the courage to attempt making them yet. Know any good recipes?

These macarons are from Tout Sweet Patisserie in downtown San Francisco.



Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of my life. =)

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Until next time!

~ Andrea



    • Andrea| Cooking with a Wallflower says:

      I love the idea of paper flower wedding bouquets.They’re so pretty, but it takes practice to get it right, and perfect. Actually, that blog that I linked? If you follow the link, the blogger shows you all types of paper flowers. She makes paper flower bouquets. =)

  1. mzuritam says:

    I like this article, great ideas on the flowers! I couldn’t “Like” this because for some reason it wouldn’t open up for me today. So I wanted you to know, I love your blog site, thanks for your work! 😉

  2. Sarah M says:

    Love the paper flowers; you have more patience than me. When I make stuff I hate giving it away and want to keep it all myself, that’s the trouble.

  3. hdlovesfashion says:

    Hi Andrea

    I adore macarons too! I cant decide if the colors or the tastes fascinate me more. I am not into cooking so I sent my dad on a course to learn how to make them. Thanks for liking my post on San Diego.

    • Andrea| Cooking with a Wallflower says:

      For me, it’s both. I think I wanted to try them at first because the colors were so very attractive. But I love the different flavors associated with them. I want to learn how to make macarons since they’re so expensive, but they seem so intimidating to make. Maybe one day! =)

  4. emsmith82 says:

    Thanks for liking my post. You are so creative with food and crafts. I’m a florist so I can’t wait to make the paper roses. I want to add them to some of the things I make at work. Thanks

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