HOW TO MAKE PAPER FLOWERS

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HOW TO MAKE PAPER FLOWERS (3)

 

1. Pick some pretty tissue paper, you will want 2 yellow sheets for the centre and 4-6 sheet for the petals depending on how full you want your flower. Lay the sheets of tissue in a pile as neatly as possible.
2. Fold all the sheets over at the same time, you can play with the size of the fold so get different effects but 5-6cm is a good start.
3. Now repeat this fold back the other way.
4. Continue with this accordion style folding until you have folded all the paper. At this point I like to run something hard like a ruler along the folds to make sure they stay.
5. Now you can unfold the tissue and separate the yellow pieces from the rest.
6. Fold the yellow tissue back up, it should go back together nice and easy thanks to that little ruler trick. Fold in half and trim to about half the size it was.
7. Now take a pair of scissors and make lots of long cuts in the yellow tissue.
8. This will now be your flowers centre.

 

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9. Now take the coloured tissue and fold it in half, cut the ends into whatever shape you would like your petals to be. The most important part here is to make sure you cut quite a long way down the sides as this will make it easier to form your flower.
10. Now you have your petals and your flowers centre. If you notice any petals that are a little too joined together due to how the paper is folded now is a good time to fix them up.
11. Unfold all your tissue paper again and lay the yellow tissue back in the centre.
12. Re-fold the tissue, this can be a little tricky, just try to get it back together as best you can as it doesn’t matter if it is a little messy.
13. Fold all the tissue in half.
14. Wrap a pipecleaner through the centre of the folded tissue paper and twist to secure.
15. Now start with one side and pull up the tissue whilst fluffing it up, separating each layer to create the centre of the flower.
16. Now do the same with the petal layers. You need to me very gentle so as not to rip the tissue paper.
17. Once you have finished once side its time to do the other side.
18. Ta-da, your pretty spring flower.

Have fun with different colour combinations and petal shapes. Another thing you can try is creating two petal sizes, so that your inner most petals are slightly shorter creating a more layered effect. Have fun with it and I would love to see your flower creations.

 

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