December 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm #1824
How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187072_13_FT0_th_crepepapercaations.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm #77556
Sorry for the size of the photos. I resized them to be bigger, but they aren't. I'm having computer issues today…grrr
* Crepe Paper – I wouldn't suggest the rolls of crepe paper that you buy for parties because it is much too thin. You can use it. I tried it and wasn't as satisfied with it. They were still cute and will work in a pinch. The difference in weight and stiffness makes a huge difference with this flower. I bought my crepe paper from Paper Whimsy. This site has awesome downloadable files too!
* Two circle punches – a 1 inch and a 3/4 inch
* Glitter and glitter tray
* Matte Medium
* Fast drying liquid glue
* Pearls for the flower center – I bought a string of pearls in the jewelry department at Michael's. You can pick up some nice stuff when there is a sale or by using one of their coupons.
[img:width=160&height=135]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187221_13_FT57203_th_crepepapersupplies.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm #77557
Cut out 5 of each size circle with your punches. Just a side note, sharpen your punches first. Crepe paper is spongy and your punches may not cut all the way through. My punches are not a great quality so they struggled a bit. You also need to cut out a 1 inch circle out of card stock. This is the base that you will glue your petals to.
Make sure that all of your circles are placed so that the creases are vertical (going up and down). There is a reason for this and it will be explained in the next step. Using a small amount of liquid glue on the petal, pinch the bottom so that it looks like a fan (see above). Do this to all of your petals.
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187258_13_FT57203_th_crepestep1.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm #77558
No, you aren't seeing double. LOL Once you have glued all of your petals, go back to each one and pull at the creases of the paper making the petals fan out.
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187296_13_FT57203_th_crepestep2.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm #77559
Add some glitter to your glitter tray, or bowl. Make a little pile with it. Place a small amount of Matte Medium to your pointer finger. Now touch it to your thumb so that both fingers have Medium on them. Take each petal and place a small amount of Matte Medium on the edges by placing it between your finger and thumb. This will add some Medium to the top and bottom. Dip each petal, like a chip, into the glitter. You really just want to put a small amount on the edges.
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187332_13_FT57203_th_crepestep3.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm #77560
Place some glue on the card stock circle. Begin to place the large petals around the circle. Tuck one side of your petal undeeath the petal before it.
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187388_13_FT57203_th_crepestep4.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm #77561
Repeat the step above only this time using the small petals. I placed a dollop of glue in the middle and used my tweezers to help me place them and push down in the middle. You want to offset your petals, and will need to layer them the same way you did the larger ones. I like my flowers to have a little depth to them so I made sure to squish down the little petals making them pop up a little. The last step is to glue a pearl in the center. When everything dries you can play with the petals to fluff them up a little.
You can use whatever color crepe paper you want for these. You can use glass beads in place of glitter, or don't use any at all and use ink around the edges. You can use a smaller flower for the center, glass beads or whatever strikes your fancy. Really simple, totally customizable, and versatile. What else would you want from a flower!! Enjoy~
[img:width=160&height=107]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1292187422_13_FT57203_th_crepestep6.jpg[/img]December 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm #77562December 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm #77563
Thank you! Thank you Lisa! I appreciate the time and effort you put into sharing this gorgeous flower for us. These are so perfect, I can almost smell their sweet scent.December 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm #77564
ok I found some of that paper, I acatually had some? weird…ok made a couple, they look nothing like your but they are still sweet so thanks again 🙂December 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm #77565
Joyce, you are more than welcome! It's fun to share 🙂
Shona, you make me laugh. I can't wait to see them!December 13, 2010 at 2:49 am #77566
Oh, Lisa! So excited to make some of the fleurs! They are darling! Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm loving the poinsettias!!!December 13, 2010 at 3:36 am #77567
Great tutorial, Lisa! I will have to see if I can find some crepe paper. No hobby or craft stores near me. Maybe I can order it online!December 13, 2010 at 11:33 am #77568
Great tutorial, Lisa! I will have to see if I can find some crepe paper. No hobby or craft stores near me. Maybe I can order it online!
I have a link on my blog for the company that I bought the crepe paper from. Micheal's didn't carry it and the rolls of crepe you can buy for parties just doesn't give you the same flower.December 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm #77569
Those are so pretty!!! TFS Lisa!
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