Friday, September 27, 2013

Crepe Paper Flower

Hello everyone!!! This is Donna again.  I have another tutorial for you.  How to make a "crepe paper flower".  This is very easy.  All you need is crepe paper, some glue and a punched cardstock circle.  
And here we go.  You will need to cut out 6 circles from your crepe paper.  I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle die and cut them out that way.  You can use any die that is a circle.  If you cut by hand, you do not have to worry about having the edges perfect or a perfect circle.

Now you will begin by punching a circle from cardstock a bit smaller than of the one of your crepe paper circles.  Take each crepe paper circle and fold in half - bring the bottom up to the top edge. Place a glue dot or a small amount of liquid glue onto the left side.  Next, fold in half again by bringing the left side over to the right side.  The glue should hold it together.

Take each folded piece and at the bottom point, pinch and twist the point to give it a more defined point.  Take some glue and apply it to the circle.  Adhere 4 of the folded pieces around the circle. They should butt up against each other.  Adhere the two remaining pieces to the centre.  And this is what you will have - pretty fluffy crepe paper flower.

Try placing a button in the centre instead of the two centre pieces.  Place some ribbon through the button holes or some twine and tie a bow.  You can make any size of flower that you want. Depending on the size you choose, you may have to adjust the quantity of  your circles.   Show your creative side and make them your own.

Here is a layout I did using the yellow and green flowers.  I hope you enjoy.  

Until next time

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