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Making Paper Flowers is A-Piece-Of -Cake
Imitations of flowers are widely used instead of real ones. Why? Well, who can't blame some people who want to keep their favorite blossoms for years? Aside from maintenance reasons, artificial flowers need not to be watered and they can pass for real flowers too. But, did you know that artificial flowers have few varieties? Yes, they do have! The different types of artificial flowers include plastic flowers, clay flowers, cloth flowers, and paper flowers.
Paper flowers are one of the most favorite crafts for kids and adults alike. They are easy to make and you can even use colored tissue papers to create one, even kids know how to do them. If you want to learn how make the, follow the simple steps below:
1. There are actually different ways to make the paper flower petals from a simple accordion-style fold to more detailed and intricate, lengthy designs.
2. Be patient and precise if you want to have a satisfactory result for your paper flowers.
3. The materials you need include:
§ White or colored tissue paper
§ Green chenille stems
§ Green construction or crepe paper
§ 2 round lids, 1 with smaller size
§ white or clear glue
4. You can now start making the flower layers with 4 large and 4 smaller circles after cutting out all the circles, pile them with smaller ones on top. Next, attach steam. Use needle to poke two holes side-by-side in the center of your circles. Push the stem all the way through and make sure the bottom ends of the stem are even and the circles are all the way up against the top. Now, twist the two stems together to create one solid stem.
5. Crinkle the flower petals starting with the top layer of the circle pile and crumple the layer inward to create a texture of a carnation flower. Do this to the rest of the paper. The more crumpled the paper the more defined the texture becomes.
6. Lastly, add leaves by folding green crepe paper in half and draw the leaves with the stem towards the fold so that when you cut out the leaves, you'll have two-piece equal shapes of leaves with stems attached. Dab some glue on the underside of the flower near the steam and lay the two-piece leaf in the underside of the flower. Also put some glue to the underside of the leaves to keep them from falling down and allow the flower to dry.
You can make variations to the petals of your paper flowers by adding a layer or more of different color to obtain an interesting result. Or, instead of circles, you can draw flower petal shapes if you want a more specific design for your paper flowers, such as roses or daisies. It's so easy, isn't it?