by Janice Anderssen, Home-Dzine
After recently hunting high and low for decent silk flowers and discovering the ridiculous cost for a single stem, my sights have turned towards making crepe paper flowers.
Crepe paper is an affordable alternative for making your own paper flowers, and you can create wonderful whimsical flower displays for very little cost – if you have some time to spare. And, whereas fresh flowers will wilt in a week, crepe paper flowers can look fresh and vibrant for up to 6 months.
Paper Peonies from lia griffith are surprisingly easy to make with some crepe paper, florist’s wire and a glue gun. Use crepe paper in white and soft pastel hues.
Use crepe paper flowers to add a splash of colour to your dining table.
This assorted display of palest pink crepe paper flowers adds interest
to a few tulips.
Crepe paper can be found at craft and hobby shops around the country,
or buy online for a more extensive selection.
Peonies and Roses are the most popular designs for crepe paper flowers,
and you can make your own bouquet in soft pastel or bold bright hues.
What’s nice about making your own crepe paper flowers is that you get
to choose your own colours.
Create a bold display of vivid peonies for a seasonal display.
Use crepe paper to make a vase of wildflowers for an everlasting
display for the home. Crepe paper flowers don’t require watering
and add colour and interest to any room.
Whether it’s peonies, wildflowers, crepe or tissue paper roses or
chrysanthemums, click on links within this article to view step-by-step
tutorials for making your own crepe paper flowers.