Oh let the fun begin. I loved this part the making of the giant flowers!
1. first take about 6 sheets of tissue paper, fold in half and clip together.
3. you want to open up the folded piece of tissue and then gather in the middle to form a bow tie shape.
4. Next you want to fold that in half and squish the bottom no need to make it look cute it will just be covered up by other petals and a ton of glue.
5. I used a 3 inch punched piece of card stock to be the back of my flower. I just put a dab of glue on the edge and stick the tissue on.
6. I discovered after making about 4 flowers that I was making my flowers fuller than the directions of the blog I was following (Design sponge) and so I needed to make them stick together better. I did this by being very messy and generous with the glue gun. over lap and make sure the top of the petals are glued and not just in the center.
7. glue about 6 of the large scallops around the center.
8. now again be messy with the glue gun. Make sure that the flower will not pop out like an accordion by gluing everything together.
making the center
9. there are only a million ways to give your flower a center. this is the hardest one I did but was so pretty Ill show you how I did this. fold a piece of tissue in over and over till its about three inches.
10. Cut into two inch sections.
11. Open up the strips and cut in half.
12. Pinch and twist the center two times.
13. Then fold in half and cut the bottom to the size you need.
14 glue glue glue into the center of the flower. As many as you would like.
15 fold cardstock in half and fringe with scissors.
16. Cut into a four inch piece and roll up. Glue together.
18. glue the fringed roll into the center of the flower.
to attach the flower to the stem I glued a ribbon to the back of the round of cardstock. and tied to the stem. Done and Done. I still need to make the leaves but that’s another day.
Just had to take a few photos of my cute neighbor girl and my boy standing by the giant flowers. These could be so cute for showers and wedding. and I will be using them this May for a few weddings I’ll post photos of the events then.