- paper flower">How to make crepe paper flowers
The flowers are always very beautiful and colorful, they bring joy and fill the house with perfume. We would all like to have a house full of them but, since it is often not easy to find the flowers we want in all seasons, we can prepare them at home using a very easy material to work with, crepe paper.
Making beautiful ones flowers with crepe paper it is much simpler than you think and in a few steps we can create flower arrangements suitable for our homes and amaze our friends with our skill.
To create any type of flower it is necessary to examine it in all its parts as each flower is different and to reproduce it in the best possible way it is necessary to define all the details with great precision, each flower is generally composed of five main parts: the glass; the corolla (it consists of the set of petals); the petals; the pistils (it is the part that contains the pollen and which makes the fake flower much more natural, it is generally of a contrasting color compared to the petals); the stem and the leaves (the stem is a very important part of the flower as it supports it and must be matched to the flower in shape and size).
The best material to make flowers is crepe paper (it is easily found in all stationeries), in fact this type of paper is very elastic and lends itself well to any type of processing, it is available in various colors and sometimes it is possible to also find shaded but, if you need a particular color that you cannot find, you can stinger it with a little bleach or you can combine two sheets of different colors, wet them and when they are dry you will see that their colors have mixed.
The necessary materials
To make gods crepe paper flowers not only crepe paper is needed but a series of other objects are needed that we generally have at home, but which should be prepared before starting work.
First of all you need to buy the various types of crepe paper that we will need to make our flower, on the market there are various weights but we must use the 180 gram one (buy it in various colors), then get yourself some scissors suitable for paper and other scissors to cut the iron wires (you can also use a wire cutter). Also get some normal iron wire and colored iron wire (you can easily find it in hardware stores or gardening) that will be used to make the flower stems and finally prepare some adhesive paper tape and adhesive tape for florists (it is called gutta-percha and you buy it directly from florists, to make your flowers you need the thinnest ribbon, buy it green in order to be able to camouflage it easily).
How to make a flower
The first thing to do when making a crepe paper flower are the petals.
Cut strips of crepe paper 50 cm long and 8/10 cm high, take the top and spread it slightly with your hands, then curve it outwards (this will be the top of the flower), if you want you can also create small curls by rolling a part of crepe paper on a pencil always turning the paper outwards, hold the position for a few seconds and then remove the pencil, you will see that the paper will have taken shape.
Roll this strip of paper to form a kind of flower and close it at the bottom with the green adhesive paper.
Then move on to the preparation of the stem, cover the wire with the green adhesive tape of the florists, try to cover it in every point and do not leave any part uncovered.
Now you have to prepare the leaves, cut them from the green crepe paper and spread them well with your hands, then apply a part of iron wire in the center and fix it with adhesive tape, make sure that the iron wire comes out of the leaf about one centimeter because this part will be used to fit the leaf inside the stem.
Finally fix the stem under the flower with adhesive tape, remember to fix everything very well so that the flower cannot come off.
How to make crepe paper flowers: More flowers to make
There are several flowers that you can make and all of them are extremely simple to complete.
Get a strip of crepe paper, pink or white, at least 70 cm long and spread it out like a fan, roll it up on itself, keeping it tight and tie it with a nylon thread at the base, insert an iron wire in the base and cover it with the green adhesive tape, finally lower and shape the flower corolla so that the whole edge is wavy. Your carnation is ready.
Fold, like an accordion, the crepe paper chosen to make the lily, and cut out about ten petals.
Join the petals to form a bunch and in the center insert a piece of green paper to form the pistil, tie everything with a nylon thread and at the base place the iron wire for the stem, cover everything with adhesive tape green and cut out some leaves to glue on the stem. Your lily is ready.
Use your imagination to create other flowers and remember that perfection comes with practice.