Wednesday, 25 April 2012

paper flowers


May day is coming up and am thinking of trying out making paper flowers with children at the museum. Although they are pretty easy to make am a bit concerned that it may be too busy to show them how it's done. Anyway, I'll worry about that later....

they are made out of crepe paper and florists wire.
I can't remember where I got the tutorial from, but there are plenty out there.

I bought some florists tape too - it's only about 50p for a roll and looks like a crepe paper/sticky tape cross.
I couldn't work out how to use if first (I know, it seems obvious!) but after a bit of internet research I discovered that the green tape will only stick to itself (it doesn't actually feel sticky to the touch on the roll) and you have to pull it gently as you wrap it around the wire. 


what do you think?
any may day craft ideas will be gratefully recieved!



10 comments:

  1. Hello Sian:
    Well, we think that these paper flowers look charming and would be wonderful massed together in a container. We are usually not too keen on artificial flowers, but these look very delicate and the colours are so pretty.

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    1. oh i agree - am not a fan of fake flowers, am wondering about doing some kind of traditional rosemary wrapped in a ribbon affair too....

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  2. Lovely! Ricky and Sonny are visiting St Fagans with the school this Friday.

    This blog has wonderful craft ideas

    http://www.theimaginationtree.com/

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    1. aw hope they have fun! they are such cuties.
      have had a quick look on imagination tree... they had me at no cook play dough!x

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  3. Awe, they look awesome! Love the colors you chose ;).

    Happy midweek, Sian!

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  4. Those are so pretty!! I love them and that will definitely be a fun project!

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  5. Oh gorgeous - and so delicate looking just like real roses. Well done!

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  6. Sian, this post brings back warm memories - when I was a child my mother would often make paper flowers, namely roses. Nowadays here sight is bad, so not much crafting on her part.

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  7. I think they look really pretty! And the actual photos look gorgeous! :)

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  8. i made some last year! so fun!!!!!

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