Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Paper Flower making with A Petal Unfolds


On Sunday I attended a workshop in Shoreditch ran by the lovely Susan from A Petal Unfolds. I signed up for the peony flower workshop a two and a half hour session to learn how to make a crepe paper flower.

Susan had created a lovely pack of cardboard templates for each part of the flower. We started with centre of the flower using yellow and orange crepe. The stamen are created by snipping fine vertical cuts the length of the paper. You then roll the paper around some floristry wire using glue to secure it.
Petals of various sizes are cut out of a crepe paper colour of your choice. Before glueing into position you gently stretch the crepe paper to create some gentle folds and movement in the petals. The key to creating a natural looking flower, glue the petals clockwise at 2, 5, 7, 11 and so on filling in the gaps as you continue. I used about 36 - 40 petals in the flower you see here and a few leaves. I had sooooo much fun making this flower and I would love to learn more about paper flower crafts.
Enjoy these luscious photos!













10 comments:

  1. That looks gorgeous! My mum used to make paper flowers when I was a kid, so being the contrary person I can be, I have steered clear of such things as an adult!

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    1. Ha! I probably would have done the same!

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  2. Oh wow! The flower turned out so beautiful! Making it and seeing it come to live must have been so much fun! Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. I love the vibrant colours. Your paper flower looks so realistic.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised how realistic it looked in the end Rosemary!

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  4. This is stunning, it sounds like a fun craft to try.

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    1. Thanks Julie. Yes it is a really fun thing to do. I want to make some more flowers but as ever time is never on your side when you have a full time job and are juggling the usual house chores (and hobbies too!)

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  5. so beautiful and looks real but will last forever.

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    1. Thanks Caroline. Yes I hope it will last a while!

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