These paper flowers can be used as decorations in a bowl, on the table, and they are really pretty on wrapped packages. I could see the white ones on a wedding gift. I am pretty limited to the colors of crepe paper I have here in town....as you can see....pink, purple and white!
Okay, so this is how it goes....I am so bad at tutorials, so please bear with me! :)
You start out with 3 strips of crepe paper 3 feet long.
Okay, not so hard, right! ? :) So I made up a bunch, and had them ready.
Next, head to your sewing machine. Set your sewing machine on the longest stitch(loosen your tension), like what you would set it at to make a ruffle.
Then start sewing down the edge. HINT..... Sew closer to the edge than what is shown here! Right away, you will start to see the crepe paper start to ruffle.
Ewww, blurry, sorry. But this is how they will look, you don't have to pull your thread to ruffle, they will just do it on their own.
Okay, then take the flower and separate the 3 pieces, here i used a white with the purple, I thought that might look kind of different. After you separate them, then you start rolling them...... HINT....Don't roll too tight, let them be loose!
Ewww..... blurry again.....sorry, I was trying to multi task.... I am making supper at the same time as crafting.
See how loose it is? Don't worry, it works out. You need to hot glue the end of the flower to the flower (does that make sense?) Then on the bottom you will hot glue a few pieces of crepe paper to the bottom.
You can also trim the thread. Flip it over and waaallllaaa! You made a flower.
I like the white ones, how they are really spread out. I think when I make more, I may try using more pieces instead of just 3 and see how that looks. These would also look great on a wreath too.
So, I hope you try them, they are so easy and very cheap! Hopefully you can find more colors that I what I have available. I can imagine lots of very pretty colors, maybe even use some green and make some leaves around the bottom???
Hope you had a great day; I better get back to supper!