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Posted on March 1, 2016 There have been 0 comments

Flowers that last forever

We’re all about the homemade gift here at CICO Books Towers, and with Mothers’ Day just around the corner (for those of you in the UK at least), we thought it was time we shared some ideas. These lovely tissue paper flowers are taken from our new book Let’s Get Crafty with Paper & Glue which is part of a new series aimed at introducing even the littlest children to crafty fun! With just some lovely brightly coloured tissue paper, and pipe cleaners, you can make a bunch of flowers for Mum that will last forever!

Tissue-paper flowers

Delicate and pretty, these delightful tissue-paper blooms make lovely gifts when bunched up into a colorful bouquet. Look out for multicolored packs of tissue paper in art stores, or collect leftover pieces from presents and packaging to have on hand when you need to say it with flowers.

What you will need

Sheets of tissue paper in different colors

Scissors

Ruler

Pipe cleaners

Twigs

1. Layer tissue paper: measure and cut 10 pieces of different colored tissue paper, 9½ x 12in (24 x 30cm). Lay them on top of each other.

2. First crease: fold all the layers of paper over together by about 1.in (3cm) and make a crease.

3. Make a concertina: continue to fold the tissue paper until the whole thing resembles a concertina.

4. Shape the strip: cut both ends of the strip into either a curved petal shape or snip it into thin strips using scissors.

5. Wrap the layers: take a long pipe cleaner, fold it in half, and twist it around the middle of the paper strips.

6. Make petals: carefully pull each layer of paper out to form the petals.

7. Attach to twig: twist the pipe cleaner onto the end of a twig. Add a leaf shape if you like.

Let’s Get Crafty with Paper & Glue is available here. We have also published Let’s Get Crafty with Fabric & Felt, available here.

   

For more Mothers’ Day gift inspiration, check out our Spring Flower Pot, Felt Tulips and Origami gift box video tutorials.


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