Last May, my boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary. I prepared three gifts for him but I do not know how to wrap them in an elegant and sophisticated manner. After much thinking, I decided to go with brown paper wrappers and orange ribbons. However, orange was not available in the store. Hence, I went with brown paper with blue and gold ribbons. I bought two different shades of the blue ribbon for contrast, and a thin gold ribbon for a little bit of highlight.
When I laid them altogether, I felt the whole ensemble lacks something else. Alas! It needs a little bloom to make it more appealing. Thus, I decided to make a DIY paper flower to glue on top of the gift.
Here is how to make a DIY paper flower that you can use in almost anything, whether as part of a gift wrap, a bouquet, or a backdrop.
Step 1: Prepare your materials
- Crepe/tissue paper
- Colour pen (optional)
Step 2: Draw a circle
Make sure your crepe or tissue paper if folded a few times over. I just used the fold it already has when I bought it from the craft store.
On your crepe or tissue paper, draw a circle. The size of the circle depends on how big or small you want your flower to be. I just used an ordinary mug as stencil in drawing the circle.
Step 3: Cut and staple
Cut the crepe or tissue paper along the circle you drew. Staple the middle of the circle to hold all the layers together.
Step 4: Colour the sides *optional
With a colouring pen, shade the sides of your stapled layers. This will add a little bit of colour to your DIY paper flower. If you want plain-coloured flowers, you can skip this step.
Step 5: Crunch
Now, your DIY paper flower is ready. All you have to do is crunch every layer to make them look like petals.
All done! Here is how your DIY paper flower should look like.
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