Paper carnations

From curator Cristeen Martinez:

Paper carnations

DIY Paper Carnations While other tutorials have you make the petals from a single strip of paper, these are a bit more complicated as I cut out each individual petal you can find the template at the end of the post.

More time-consuming, but the results are worth it. To make a two-tone petal, mix a small amount of bleach with water in a small container. Let the squares dry completely. Download the petal template, and cut out the petals.

For a single flower, I used about 16 petals. To begin shaping the petals, bend the top of each petal in opposite directions to form the curves shown above. Be careful with the bleached tips as they will be a little more fragile.

Next, cup the petals by pulling on them slightly from the middle outwards. You can also shape the heart-shaped petals by pulling each corner in opposite directions. Continue to shape each petal. Prepare your wire by wrapping it in floral tape.

Add a small drop of glue to one end of the wire. Glue the first petal by folding the end around the wire. To attach the next petal, fold it in half. Continue folding and gluing the petals to build the flower. Pinch the ends of your petals, and add some floral tape to help hold them as you glue.

Leave the outermost petals unfolded to fill out the flower.

I do realize I posted a tutorial for a crepe paper rose last week, but I was inspired on one of my morning walks just the other day by this gorgeous rose that looked like a peony. Compliment your home or special event with this package of attractive real-looking red silk carnations by Royal Imports. These artificial high quality carnations are conveniently packed in a sturdy cardboard box which will prevent the beautiful petals from crushing. Find fun Disney-inspired art and craft ideas for kids of all ages—including holiday and seasonal crafts, decorations, and more.

Cut out the leaves. Use floral tape to attach them going down the wire. If you wish to color the tips of the carnations, use a small brush and some watercolor to paint the edges of the petals and let them dry.

I hope this tutorial gives you a newfound love of carnations!!A Giant Magical Paper Poppy Garden? I know–what a strange Tangled Nest post.

But somehow I volunteered to make the poppies for the set of Claire’s school production of The Magical Land of Oz.. Remember the poppies in service to the Wicked Witch (played by my daughter!) that lulled Dorothy and friends into a preternatural sleep?

Paper carnations

I used a 20×24″ sheet of tissue paper, which let me cut 48 circles at once – enough for carnations! Find a suitably-sized circular container and draw around it with a pencil onto your folded tissue paper.

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Dress up a party or room with gorgeous homemade paper flowers from Martha Stewart. My very first three-day paper flower retreat with wonderful Ali DeJohn of The Makerie was held at the private studio of Fran Meneley (At Hand Studio) in October in Boulder, Colorado.

What a wonderful time with eleven students, working through a difficult curriculum and learning a . 9 Dreamy Paper Flower DIYs to Swoon Over These impressive blooms give fresh-cut stems a run for their money. Here’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them in a few sections for easier browsing: Bouquets & Centerpieces, Tissue Paper, Crepe, Origami and the rest under general tutorials.

Flower Friday: DIY Paper Carnations