Paper flowers for wedding or display
Don't you just love these gorgeous paper flowers. They look so delicate and life like. These paper flowers are perfect for dressing a table for a special occasion, wedding or event, or even to add a splash of colour to a home.
YOU WILL NEED:
Thin white paper
Green crepe paper
Craft paints and paint brush
Craft knife and cutting mat
Masking tape and florist's tape
Small piece of wire
2 cardboard tubes (from wrapping paper or kitchen towels)
Cut the paper to a width of about 10cm. Use craft paint to apply a shaded colour from the top to the bottom. Make it darker at the top and lighter at the bottom. Let this dry. Place on a cutting mat and use a craft knife to cut the strips. Make each strip about 5mm wide.
Wrap the cut piece around a two cardboard tubes to curve and shape as shown left.
Starting at one end, wrap the paper to create the shape of the flower. Use a small piece of masking tape to secure the end for now.
Cut the leaf shapes out of green crepe paper. The length of each leaf should be about 12cm long.
Using masking tape, place the individual leaves around the flower and secure with masking tape.
Cut a small section of cork and secure this onto doubled-thickness wire. Twist the wire to hold the cork in place and then thread through the centre of your flower.
Use florist's tape to wrap around, adding a leaf on the stem for detail.