It’s starting to feel like Spring is in the air in Los Angeles. This past weekend the hotels opened up their outdoor patios for the first pool parties of the season.
I was at Skybar inside the Mondrian Hotel, and there were bathing suits and refreshing cocktails aplenty. However, I understand that not everyone is blessed with 90 degree weather, and I sympathize.
So, I’ve crafted up a great paper bouquet that still has all the allure of spring flowers without actually requiring any of the sunshine, water, or expensive floral costs.
This bouquet is sure to brighten up any room and bring an air of springtime freshness. Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- plain scrapbook paper, we used pink hues
- tissue paper
- wire floral stems
- washi tape
- double stick tape
Start by measuring and cutting out 2.5’’ x 12’’ long strips from the scrapbook paper.
Cut into the strips about 1.5’’.
Take the double sided tape and line the bottom of the strip below where you’ve made the slits.
Place a wire floral stem at one end of the strip to adhere.
Begin rolling the end with the stem horizontally across to the other side. We used two 2.5’’ x 12’’ strips.
Then, take a couple folded up sheets of tissue paper and place it so that it slightly overlaps the base of the flower.
Wrap and twist the tissue paper so that it funnels down the stem.
Use the washi tape to secure the flower to tissue paper and tissue paper to the stem.
Start with the washi tape at the top of the flower base and wrap it down the full length of the stem.
Fan out the petals. Using a thick scrapbook paper allows you to have more control over how the petals lay.
Step and repeat for as many flowers as you’d like!
Arrange the paper flowers in a vase and start thinking about where you’d like them to brighten up your home.
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