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!