WHICH MATERIALS TO USE
The materials needed to make paper flowers are few and easily available at home. You need: a pair of scissors, advisable with a round tip and not excessively large in order to avoid unpleasant injuries, vinyl glue or any other glue not necessarily quick-setting, possibly green adhesive tape, a stapler, wire available in any hardware stores or in specialized DIY stores, in the absence of wire, wooden sticks or straws, nylon thread or common cotton and finally paper are fine. The paper to be used can be of any type and shape, an idea can be disused wrapping paper, crepe paper, tissue paper, rice paper, newspaper, etc., in short, any type of easy-to-use paper. work and model. Creating paper flowers is not only relaxing but also useful for recycling paper that would otherwise be thrown away.
FLOWERS WITH CREPE PAPER
Crepe paper is one of the most malleable and simple to use to create paper flowers, the process is very simple. Cut out a strip of paper, and cut out the petals of the shape you prefer, spread the upper flaps with your fingers gently, to make them even more similar to the originals it is advisable to lightly treat the tip, just roll the ends to a wooden stick or to a straw, wait a few minutes by holding down, if you prefer concave-shaped petals, just hold the petal still and pull outwards with your finger from the central part. Once all the petals have been completed, go to the stem. The stem common to all paper flowers is created either with wire or wooden sticks or with a straw, chosen the material you have to roll up the green adhesive tape or in the absence of green crepe paper with the help of a little glue Once this is done you have to attach the petals to the stem. Take the petals and with the help of a thin wire or adhesive tape attach them to the same creating a sort of circle. To create the stamens just take some yellow crepe paper, cut it into fringes and place it inside our flower. To make the flower even more realistic, place the leaves near the stem, cut some paper giving the shape of a leaf, with a marker or watercolors create the ribs, prepared the leaf with the help of adhesive tape or glue, position them so uniform on the stem.
How to build paper flowers
FLOWERS WITH TISSUE PAPER OR RECYCLED PAPER
Take tissue paper or recycled paper of any kind of shape, and cut out a fairly large rectangle, fold the sheet in half, from the fold side cut a strip of paper thus obtaining two equal halves, fold the two sheets together like an accordion starting from shorter side, once folded the whole length cut the pointed ends, take the previously cut strip, twist it on itself creating a cord, with the paper cord tie the paper folded in half in half, weld it well with a couple of knots, open the flower, remove the two sheets, both below and above, and join the two ends.
ROSES WITH NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINES PAPER
To create the rose we start from the petals, take a strip of newspaper or some magazine and cut a strip eight ten centimeters high and fifty centimeters wide, choose a side that will be the upper one and with scissors give a slightly shape rounded. To make the rose, take the previously worked strip, roll it up on itself keeping the base firm and closed, proceed until you get a sort of flower, close the work with a simple paper tape, possibly green, adjust it with your hands trying to enlarge it as much as possible.
Once the flower has been created, take the stem and insert it in the center of the base of the flower itself, to complete everything wrap the adhesive tape between the base of the flower and the stem.
Build paper flowers: HOW TO EXPOSE THE FLOWERS
The most common use of paper flowers is for display, perhaps in an ornamental vase, but there are also other uses such as decorating the bedroom ceiling, or the lamp.
As for the vase, a great idea is to create it, the technique is very simple, just take a container of any shape, turn it over and grease it with melted butter, take some toilet paper and, together with the vinyl glue diluted with water, paper the entire container. Once solidified, thanks to the help of the butter previously spread on the container, it will be child's play to remove it.
When our container is solid, paint or cover it as you wish.