DIY: Paper Flowers and Christmas Balls
I must be a paper flower junkie, I get withdrawal symptoms when I haven't made a paper flower in one week. This is exhibit one. So, for a recent photo shoot for San Antonio Magazine, I made these flowers for a "Mint-themed" photo shoot. They didn't quite make the cut for the fashion spread but I thought I'd show you how to make them. Well, first, this is a modification of the flowers from none other than Martha Stewart here. I don't claim to be a DIY guru but I'm an expert in writing Policies & Procedures [ok..that's a joke, ask my peers! :)].
1. Step 1 : Get the following materials ready
Gift wrap tissue paper, scissors, pencil, paper
2. Step 2: So, I already traced different sizes star-like flowers [I like them because they are spiky, but you can certainly do rounded ones] and cut them.
3. Step 3: Grab about 5 flowers of different sizes. Largest one at the bottom and smallest one at the top. Bunch them and make a small hole at the bottom and center of the flowers. I folded mine into half and cut a little circle. A word of advise: the flowers were not cut perfect, neither were the holes ; I believe DIY's are meant to be perfectly imperfect.
4. Step 4: Now, get your Christmas balls ready. I had these ones so might as well use them. I believe in repurposing!
5. Step 5: Take the crown off from the bottom of the ball. Widen the crown. Press the antennas together and put them inside the hole then immediately put the ball making it the center of the flower. The antennas are pretty strong so make sure you have a good grip on them.
6. Step 6: Press the crown together to secure the ball at the center of the flower.
And voila! Here they are:
And I don't have the heart to throw them away and used them to adorn my memo board [they are held up by push-pins]. Now, that's inspiration on top of inspiration...at least for me!