How to Make a Paper Flower Centerpiececomments (16) April 4th, 2011
If you'd like to decorate without the expense of fresh flowers or want a bouquet that requires no care and can be prepared in advance, consider making these simple yet elegant crepe paper flowers. You can use crepe or tissue paper, and you'll get a bunch of flowers from just a small amount of paper. Floral stems and wire give them a professional finish, and they're easy to find at your local craft store. I "planted" mine in a ball of cotton yarn instead of in a vase—you could do this, too, to add color to the table. If it's a crafty shower (for a baby or wedding), fiber fans could take the yarn home and knit or crochet a square each to make an afghan for the guest of honor.
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Materials (makes at least 12 flowers)
- Crepe paper or tissue paper (you don't need anywhere near a whole roll of crepe paper, but I bought two colors for fun; you might also want to pick up a green roll if you'd like to add leaves to your flowers)
- 18-gauge paper stem wires
- 1/2-inch-wide stem wrap tape/green floral tape
- Wire cutters
- Glue (I used Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue)
- Paper towels (good to have on hand for wiping the glue off of your fingers)
- Yarn balls or vases
Cut your stem to your desired length (I made mine about 8 inches to 10 inches long. Cut a thin piece of crepe paper about 1-1/2 inches long. Save the other part of the cut crepe paper for the next step.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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