Saturday, February 4, 2012
Project: Winter Flowers
I don't know about you, but this is the time of year when I start to think a lot about flowers and gardens and the smell of wet dirt. Winter still powers on for at least another month or two. So one of my solutions is to buy fresh flowers occasionally. Yesterday I was feeling the need for flowers, but I decided to make them myself. I spent all of five minutes making these, a great craft for kids.
Fairy not required
Scissors (if working with little ones you will need to do the cutting)
a bit of tape or glue or even a rubber band in a matching color
Fold your tissue paper over a few times. I made four layers with mine. Then free hand cut some circles. I suppose you could trace circles, but it really isn't necessary, a little imperfection adds to the finished project.
Now take your stack of circles and fold them over a few times.
Unfold them and then wrinkle them up a bit with your hands.
Poke the floral wire through the center and make a little loop at the top. Underneath the flower put your tape, glue or secure a rubber band to keep the petals in place.
Mess it up a bit. I squeezed the paper in my hands and made it look how I wanted.
You can bend the stems or leave them straight. Your call.