July 20, 2013

Paper Flower Tutorial

I love the look of big, bright and colourful paper pom-poms; they’re such an easy and effective way to quickly transform a space that I knew I wanted to make some for my wedding party next month. I found a little tutorial for paper flowers in the Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding magazine and altered it slightly to make my larger flower pom-poms. I’ve only made a couple as testers so I can make them right before the party and they’ll look their best on the day. Here’s a quick little tutorial for you to try them too!

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You will need: tissue paper, string, scissors.

Take about four sheets of tissue paper and cut them into a square – the smaller square you cut the smaller the finished flower will be, I made mine about 40cm square. Fold the tissue paper like an accordion or a paper fan into about 4cm sections.

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Once folded, tie string around the middle of the paper to secure it.

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Cut the ends of your tissue paper to create the ‘petals’ – you can make them as pointy or as curved as you like for variations.

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Spread open your ‘fan’ and then separate each sheet of tissue paper to ‘fluff out’ your flower. You can make them look quite messy or keep them neat depending on what look you’re going for, just experiment!

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I also made a smaller pom-pom in a contrasting colour to sit inside the larger one which I think looks quite effective. If you’d like to do this too simply make a smaller pom-pom about 20cm square in exactly the same way then tie it to the larger one with string.

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There are so many possibilities with these pom-poms and I can’t wait to try some more out! I’m hoping to string them up across windows and attempt to hang some from the ceiling at the party too. Do you have any other ideas of what I could do with them?!

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Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.

R.

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