Flowers are gonna start popping anytime now… we swear. But until that actually happens, you can get started on adding florals into your life with our good old trusty friend named paper. We’ve dug up some inspiration for your spring greening, and who knows? You might be so pleased with these long-lasting options that you could totally forget to get down and dirty with real-life soil. That wouldn’t be so bad, now would it?

1. Tissue Napkin Ring ($2): There are a lot of paper flower napkin rings out there, but Sarah Garris takes hers a step further by incorporating more color and really getting down to the root of the details.

2. Gilded Piñata: Can Cinco de Mayo just be here already? (via Studio DIY)

3. Blossoming Vines: At your wedding, in your foyer, in your office — you need to make this a part of your life someway. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

4. Giant Paper Flower Party Hats: For reals, let’s get this paper-flower-making party started. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. DIY Paper Flower Arch: Have faith in yourself. You can do this. All you need are coffee filters… and probably a few cups of coffee too. (via Ruffled)

6. DIY Flowers: A million different colors. A million different shapes and sizes. Three tutorials in one and you’ll see how your garden grows. (via Scrapbook Etc.)

7. Crepe Paper Bouquet: You know that we’re into simple projects, right? Well, it hardly gets easier than this. Accordion fold, knot, tape, bouquet. (via A Subtle Revelry)

8. Bridal Shoot: Confetti System — is there anything that they touch that isn’t just totally flawless? Here’s a little something they hacked together for a J. Crew bridal shoot. (via J. Crew)

9. Shimmering Flowers Confetti ($8): Speaking of confetti… there can never be enough of it in the world.

10. Anthropologie Summer Window Decor: If there’s anyone who knows how to rock paper anything and everything, it’s the visuals team at Anthropologie. This is something they came up with a few years back — petals fluttering through the air. (via Inspiration Notebook)

11. Paper Flowers with Vintage Lace ($80): The obvious thing to do with these florals is to use them for your wedding. The better thing to do would be to use them as an installation piece in your home.

12. Backdrop Garland: The branch is real. The florals are not. We’ve always been fans of a good mashup. (via Elli)

13. Giant Blooms: This is one of those tutorials that makes us want to have a party for no other reason than to show off what we’ve made. (via Design Sponge)

14. Colorful Paper Arch: How awesome is this? Say YES to this floral arch! (via Green Wedding Shoes)

15. Tissue Paper Backdrop: Yeah, yeah. You’ve seen your fair share of tissue paper flowers, and you’re kind of over them. But then you saw this, and you’re not. Look what happens when you clump tons of them together in all different colors! Those old feelings come flooding back. (via Style Me Pretty)

16. Pink + Orange Sherbert: You have to really love making paper flowers to make this a reality. (via Southern Weddings)

17. Buy and Collage: Of course a bride from A Beautiful Mess would design such a world of whimsy. We like that you can buy these pieces at your local party store, then just go crazy with double-stick tape or glue dots. (via Style Me Pretty)

18. Giant Flowers: Because you can never have too many giant flowers, here’s another tutorial. Go nuts. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

19. Paper Posies: What the hell, you guys. This inspiration shoot has so many amazing paper flower ideas. We are totally losing our ish over it. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

20. Paper Rose Cake: So incredibly stunning, and best of all, you can do it yourself! (via The Cake Blog)

21. Red Hat: As you may notice from the picture, the creator of this paper piece, Eloise Corr Danch, has the Midas touch when it comes to papel curiosities. This is a piece she did for Vogue China. We’re reeling. (via Eloise Corr Danch)

22. Paper to Petal: Wife and husband team Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell are into photography and, apparently, paper. And turning that paper into flowers. They literally wrote a book on the subject. You should probably buy it. (via Paper to Petal)

23. Epic Wreath: This shoot was actually to highlight this bridesmaid dress. Quick tip for all stylists on the planet: Make sure you don’t use a background this lovely… we didn’t realize there was even a person in the shot for the first five minutes. (via One Lovely Day)

24. Midsummer Light ($116): Fantastic name for a fantastic light.

25. Cut Paper Painting: Our little 8-bit hearts just skipped a beat. (via Apartment Therapy)

26. Harper’s Bazaar Cover: We can see your own personal monogram looking just marvelous if you’re willing and able to hack this yourself. (via LT2 Agency)

27. Chanel Fashion Show: Do you guys remember a few years back when Chanel crafted this totally awesome, over-the-top show? It was all white, and there were so many paper floral elements — from the clothes to the staging to some pretty fantastic headpieces. We just hope those poor little models didn’t go home with a load of paper cuts. (via Style Ex)

28. Ranunculi Crown: Think back to the beginning of this post, to the gilded donkey piñata bedecked in paper florals. Well, you can wear this while swinging at it, mmmkay? (via Brit + Co.)

Ready to pick up the proverbial garden shovel? Plant your thoughts in the comments below.