How to make giant paper flowers.

I’ve got a little DIY for you today.

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A few weeks ago we hosted our Summer crafternoon and as part of the decorations, I created some giant tissue paper flower to attach to the fence. I was inspired by the sweet lulu blog and the flowers they created for their ‘Boho backyard bash’! So thought id give them a go!

Ingredients.

Ingredients.

I found some nice bright tissue paper in a few different stores, from Card Factory to Hobbycraft and used three A2 sheets of white card to create my stencils.

I cut out three different sizes for each petal, you can go as big or as small as you like but I think the full effect is wasted if you don’t go oversized! Go big, or go home.

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Then using my stencils I cut out my tissue paper, 4 of each size. If you want a fuller flower, then you can always double up.wpid-20150727_201738.jpg

One tip I would suggest, would be to shape your petals with a longer skinnier ‘tail’. I left some of my petals a bit short so it made twisting them a little difficult.

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I then moved on to the center of the flower – ‘The fuzzy bit’.

I folded up some yellow paper, accordian style.

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And then cut into 3 pieces…

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Using some thin floral wire, I twistedΒ it around the middle making sure to leave a length of a wire.

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Then to create the fuzzy effect, I simply snipped into each end.

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Then it was time to twist it all together!

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I twisted all the small petals together first, taping it all together, and then added the fuzzy centre making sure the wire was left exposed. This took a lot of fiddling and twisting, but if your gentle you can manage it!

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Then twist the medium sized petals around the wire, and so on!

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And voila! It seemed like it could be complicated but once everything was cut out it come together pretty quickly.

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I was able to knock out 4 of these in one evening!

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They were such a fun addition to our Mexican themed afternoon, and received lots of lovely compliments!

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