30 Days of Creativity: Day 10 with Crepe Paper Flower Tutorial
We had a few days of fantastic weather, but over the last few days, it’s been cold, damp and gloomy. April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, I thought I’d make my own with some party streamers from our stash of supplies. They’re easy and fairly quick to make!
Supplies: Party streamers, pair of scissors and/or Martha Stewart fringe scissors
- Cut 6″ lengths of one color for the center of the flower, then cut 36″-40″ lengths for the main color of the flower.
- Using your fringe scissors or regular scissor, cut fringe about 2/3 of the streamer width. Crepe paper is delicate and difficult to work with. I found using regular scissors was quicker than the fringe scissors, but I like the texture of the fringe scissor cut better. If you cut the streamer from bottom up, you may have an easier time.
- After cutting the fringe, roll the inner section then add the outer section. Keep rolling until complete.
For a little variation, I like layering two colors.
To finish them off, use floral tape or a little glue. You can either make into flowers with thick floral wire or even bamboo skewers. I strung them on some covered wire…