Crepe paper flowers are on my mind all the time. Until I can finish this wedding backdrop I’m going to be obsessing about getting these done. I do love these little cabbage roses flowers. They are easier to make than the large dahlias for sure! They add such a sweet accent to the large flowers and the shape is small and compact. I love doing these in a darker color to be the accent. If you would like to watch the video of Studio 5 where I showed you all the fun things you can do with them and a short tutorial go Here Studio 5.
This is what you will need for these darling little flowers.
- Styrofoam balls I like the 2 inch size
- green crepe paper
- white crepe paper
- pink crepe paper ( i like Lia Griffith brand it’s thicker and has more body when stretched)
- glue gun
- Start by cutting the circles about 3 1/2 inch. This is the only size you will use so cut about 35-45 pink circles. cut 12 white circles and 5 green circles.
2. Take all the circles and make a pleat in the middle and glue, I know this might take extra time but will add to the curve of the petal and will make the flower look more realistic. Make piles of the petals and grab a 2 inch. Styrofoam ball, and cut in half with strong scissors.
3. Cover the half Styrofoam ball with the green circles, use a glue gun to apply the circles to the foam.
5. after adding the green and white circles for the center I start stretching the pink circles in to a ruffly edge. The more you ruffle the more you rose will be frilly. I liked doing a few of each kind of flowers. Some with ruffles and some without. They are both beautiful and will both add to the texture of the whole installation. Of if your just doing one then choose your favorite style.
6. Glue, glue, glue, that’s what you have to do. Making these crepe paper cabbage roses are supper easy and yet supper time consuming. Some times you have to sacrifice some time if you want to making beautiful things. I do love crafting and love spending time making things with my hands. Some times your art will take a movie or two. Keep working till you are satisfied with the size and fullness of the flower. The bottom side of the flower will be a bit messy but have no worries about that you can glue a circle of paper over the mess when you are finished.
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