Remember the giant paper roses I made for this shoot? Well, these area smaller version of the roses but using crepe paper instead and making them into a beautiful bouquet for Mother's Day (weddings too or any other occasion you fancy!)
They are so pretty, long-lasting, and easy to make, and are the perfect gift or craft for kids to get involved in (with a little supervision of course, as there are wire cutters involved!).
My daughter LOVED crafting with me on the weekend; and as a proud mom (not ashamed to say) I just couldn't help myself and took some extra shots of my precious, pretty in pink baby - One of my most perfect creations! ♥
Instead of the diamond bling the the center like with the roses, I used another tutorial idea I had posted waaaay back here, but with gold crepe paper instead of fabric for the flower centers.
Gold crepe paper is my latest discovery and I am slightly obsessed with it! It's fab for wrapping gifts, chocolate bars and making all sorts of crafty things! YUM!! :)
Anyways, on with the tutorial...
* Crepe Paper in your colors of choice - I used pastel pink and salmon colors
* Gold Crepe paper - From most craft stores
* Green Floral Wire
* Hot Glue
* Double-sided tape
* Wire Cutters
* White Card stock
* Round Paper Puncher - Optional
Step 1 - Cut petal shapes (doesn't have to be perfect) out of crepe paper. If using a roll, it's easier to cut many at once as shown. Also petal size will dictate how big your bloom is.
Step 2 - With your fingers, shape the petals by pulling them upwards to curve them slightly.
Step 3 - Start gluing the petals in a spiral fashion onto a circle of white card stock, slightly overlapping each petal onto the previous one.
Step 4 - Use double-sided tape for this and carry on building your flower. Do another layer of pink petals on top of the first; gluing them slightly more towards the center.
Step 5 - Carry on as before, using slightly smaller petal sizes in a contrasting color. I used salmon pink, and made 2 extra layers.
Step 6 - Now take a rectangle of the gold crepe paper about 2 inches wide and 12 inches long. Fold it in half width-ways.
Step 7 - Snip along the folded edge, half way down (about 1/2 inch cuts).
Step 8 - Roll the gold paper on itself, and using a dab of hot glue to secure as you roll. Fan out the top of the rolled paper.
Step 9 - Hot glue the rolled part to the center of each flower.
Step 10 - With wire cutters (this part is NOT for kids), make a little loop on the end of the floral wire. Bend the loop at 90 degree angle o you have a flattish surface in which to work with.
Step 11 - Hot glue the wire to the back of each flower head. At this stage you can use a piece of green crepe paper or card to cover the hot glue - Simply thread it through the other end of the wire and secure in place while the glue is hot.
Step 12 - Vary your bloom sizes and gather stems together into a beautiful bouquet!
Hope you enjoyed the tute, and feel free to put a PIN on it! ;)
(BTW, did you see the cool, hovering "pin it" buttons we have on our blog photos now?! Thanks to Mindy from Creative Juice for the link!)