Start with some crepe or tissue paper! I'm using crepe.
Cut off a piece, I chose about 7 inches.
Open up the crepe paper and cut it into sheets. My sheets are about 7x9 inches, you can play with sizes which will change the size of the flower.
Here I have about 6 or 7 sheets ready.
Start folding the sheets, all together, along the width of the papers. Fold them accordion style in about 3/4 inch intervals.
Like so :)
Cut off a few inches of string...
And tie it around the middle of your paper.
Cut off the excess string.
Cut each edge of the paper, rounding it.
Make sure the string is exactly in the middle.
Stretch of the folds on either side of the string.
Starting with one side, start peeling up layers of the paper.
One finished side looks about like this. Do the same for the other side.
And tada! Finished product! :)
Experiment with different colors and sizes!
You can tape them on your wall to decorate, put them on a bobby pin and wear them... Let me know what ideas you guys used these for enjoy :)!
- Crepe or tissue paper
- String or thread