Continuing our Reclaim Valentine’s Day Campaign this week with ideas and inspiration for some handmade paper flowers.
Paper Flower Tutorial
If food is the way to a man’s heart then flowers may well be the way to a woman’s heart, but reject all those overpriced bunches this Valentine’s Day in favour of some cute handmade paper flowers. Inspired by this post, why not have a go?
- Old newspaper (or wrapping or coloured paper)
- Paint or colouring pencil
- Wire – jewellers or florist
- Sticky tape
- Vase or glass bottle
- Cut a long strip of paper, mine were 40cm x 10cm and fold in half t0 make a 40cm x 5cm length and glue the open ends together
- Paint, colour or decorate if using all newspaper, if using coloured paper or wrapping paper skip to step 3
- Cut 3/4 of the way through the length to make a fringe
- Carefully cut a length a wire to your desired height, if you have a vase in mind measure this and add around 10cm extra
- Make a small loop in one end of the wire and using sticky tape attach one end of your fringe to the wire
- Slowly roll the paper around on itself until you reach the other end of the fringe, then tape the end to the wire
- Gently fold back each piece of your fringe to make petals
- Loop the other end of the wire a few times as a counter weight, make lots of flowers and arrange in your favourite vase.
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