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Reclaim Valentine’s Day Campaign – Paper Flowers Tutorial

Reclaim-Valentines

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?

Paper Flowers Tutorial

Equipment:

  • Old newspaper (or wrapping or coloured paper)
  • Scissors
  • Paint or colouring pencil
  • Wire – jewellers or florist
  • Sticky tape
  • Vase or glass bottle

Instructions:

  1. 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
  2. Paint, colour or decorate if using all newspaper, if using coloured paper or wrapping paper skip to step 3
  3. Cut 3/4 of the way through the length to make a fringe
  4. Carefully cut a length a wire to your desired height, if you have a vase in mind measure this and add around 10cm extra
  5. Make a small loop in one end of the wire and using sticky tape attach one end of your fringe to the wire
  6. Slowly roll the paper around on itself until you reach the other end of the fringe, then tape the end to the wire
  7. Gently fold back each piece of your fringe to make petals
  8. Loop the other end of the wire a few times as a counter weight, make lots of flowers and arrange in your favourite vase.

Paper Flowers Tutorial

For more Valentine’s Day flower making check out:

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