This has to be one of the most successful first attempts I’ve ever had with learning a new craft! and I suppose what I mean by that is, the finished object actually resembled what I was aiming for – that doesn’t happen very often for me.
I was so impressed with the result that I just had to share it and have a go at my very first tutorial…. so here goes and I hope you like it.
You will need a sheet of decorative paper such as scrapbooking paper which is easy to fold and holds its shape well.
Cut 5 x 4″ squares
Take one 4″ square
Fold it diagonally
Then fold each outer point up to the middle point to get this shape
Fold one side out
and then the other side
Pick one side up to a point
Squash the crease down to open it up
and then the same to the other side
Fold down the two triangles so you are left with this shape
Fold the outer triangle in to the centre
and the same to the other side
Glue the two outer triangles
and curl it round sticking both sides together…..Now make 4 more like this.
Gently squash each petal down
Glue down each length
Glue them together, one at a time
and you should end up with this
You will then need: one piece of floristry wire, one header pin and a suitable bead
Run the floristry wire through the centre and the header pin through the bead and into the top of the flower. (if it is too loose, a drop of hot glue under the bead should hold it in).
Finally – done and hopefully looks something like this!
Then its time to get carried away and make a whole bunch!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and I would love to see your versions – I’m thinking they will make nice Christmas decorations. Good luck!