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After I had posted a few pictures of me DIYing these flowers I had so many people asking about them and so I thought I would put together a little post on how to. These are super easy a pretty quick considering the effect. If you are wanting to make a large quantity I suggest doing each step in bulk to save time. I chose 3 colours and mixed and matched. All in I believe it was a total of $12. Would have been cheaper if I had owned a glue gun prior;)
Items you need.
2. fake moss or grass. The good stuff is from Micheals but this is just Dollar store stuff because I liked the colour better. And saved me 10 bucks:)
3. Tissue paper. Dollar store tissue is a little thinner and the colours are limited. I was looking for specific colours to match my girls wall paper and found Micheals and Target (tear) had the best selection, and was of better quality.
4. Hot glue gun.
Fold tissue in half with seem closest to you.
Using a pencil (this helps for limited visibility ) trace out the shape of the flower pedal. I did a simple tulip type shape. The bottom of the pedal should bee where the folded seem is. make these Pedals in two sizes one to the top of the paper and the next about half the size. You can also trace the circles in the crease making them half circles to save on cutting as well.
Next take your pedals and unfold them and lay in criss cross position. The centre is where you will grab your tissue. I placed my finger in the middle and pulled the tissue up and around my finger. Once you have something slightly resembling a flower turn upside down and primp and shape your pedals. Do this again with the smaller set and you can then place the “stem” of the smaller inside the larger one. This is why using your finger is a good idea it creates a place whole for it. I used a little glue to help keep them together.
* helpful hint*- for the pedals I used two to three pieces of tissue together to get a sturdier and more thick pedal
For the centre of the flower you want to take the circles you cut and crinkle the edges. Then take you glue gun and place glue all around the centre. At this point I just placed the grass tho cover the glue.
DIY paper flowers cheap and inexpensive backdrops for professional photographers. Mentor photographer. Located in Abbotsford B.C.