Flowers are a classic and beautiful decor item, but they are often expensive. Crepe paper flowers can be a frugal, and lovely, alternative to fresh flowers. You can use these to decorate your home, or for a special occasion like a baby shower or a wedding reception. Use them on their own or in a large bouquet. You have a lot of options with this easy and pretty craft project.
Items you will need
- Crepe paper
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Yard stick
Using a yard stick or other measuring device, measure crepe paper into 24-inches pieces, then cut them out. You'll need one of these strips for every flower you create.
Crinkle the strips of paper in your hand to give the paper a softer look and feel, which will make your finished product look more like a real rose. Flatten and straighten the paper out once again.
Roll your strip of paper, holding it tightly and placing a small dot of glue every few turns to keep the paper together. As you roll, you can loosen the rotations and begin to spread it out so it looks like an authentic flower. Also, pull the edges out as you roll the rose so it takes on a dimensional shape, rather than a flat, lifeless roll.
Glue the end piece of paper around in a tight roll to create a stem, which will be about an inch long. This will allow you to use the roses for another project.
Use the roses in a vase by themselves, or use them in other craft projects. One idea is to create a rose pomander which you can hang from a ceiling for a party, or place in a flower bed with other pomanders of varying sizes.
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