I think I have spring fever and every craft that I have been thinking about lately is related to flowers. Today's craft uses recycled packing paper to make some cute and easy flowers. I found the tutorial at Craftstylish while on Stumbleupon and could not wait to make them. I tweaked the directions to suit my materials and I will talk about that later, but first I show you what I started with.
Materials needed, Paper (mine is recycled packing paper),floral wire (mine is fabric coated),beads and scissors. Next cut 15-20 three inch circles from the paper.
Then fold the disk in to eighths.
Then round the edge like a petal.
The next step is to cut two petals off but leave a tab since this will need to be glued.
Then glue the tab to the back of the next petal.
And you have a flower. The next step I changed from the tutorial since I found the coated wire, I felt I did not need to use floral tape. I took a piece of wire and thread a bead on it and twisted the wire around it to make the center of my flower. I then poked it thru the center and pushed the flower up tight. I then have a spring bouquet that will last until summer!
So pretty and simple. They probably could be made in different sizes for more visual interest.
Made from recycled paper and items I had this cost me $0.00!