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Execution paper flowers


Paper flowers that are easy to make are an excellent ornament to embellish and color the house. Their execution can become a real hobby.

MATERIALS TO PERFORM PAPER FLOWERS



The execution of paper flowers requires few materials, easily available even at home, moreover materials can be used that normally should be thrown away, they are therefore an excellent method for recycling. Essential materials for making flowers are:

THE PAPER



Any type of paper can be used taking into account manual capacities, there are types of paper that are easier to work with than others, such as crepe paper is more elastic and flexible and allows you to create fantastic curls without particular difficulty compared to paper gift or tissue paper that require more manual skills. Beyond manual skills, the choice of paper that is also dependent on the economic aspect, such as rice paper, ideal for creating paper flowers, has a more expensive cost than gift paper or tissue paper.

SCISSORS


Recommended round tip so as not to risk getting hurt and not too large as they are used to cut paper.

IRON WIRE


It is advisable to use the wire with the green plastic gardening wrapper, easily available in DIY stores or in stores specialized in selling agricultural equipment. If you do not have an iron wire you can use other materials such as wooden sticks or straws.

SCOTCH TAPE


If you do not have green adhesive tape at home, it is preferable to buy a florist, commonly called gutta-percha.

Paper flowers execution: EXECUTION OF PAPER FLOWERS



Once all the tools have been procured, making paper flowers is really child's play, you can make different types of flowers, different in shape, color and size.
The easiest flower to make is the crepe paper rose.
It starts from the star, take the wire or any other material available, and with the green adhesive tape you start to roll it along its entire length starting from the bottom. If you don't have adhesive tape, you can use green crepe paper and some glue. Cut two strips of green paper, put a few glue spots and roll it along the entire length of the stem; it is advisable to do this twice, so that the stem takes consistency. Once the lining of the stem is finished, it can be embellished by placing a few leaves. The leaflets are made in a very simple way, it is necessary to take the crepe paper of the same color as the stem, cut some leaflets, if the work is difficult it is advisable to take some real leaves and cut the shape from the original, once the leaflet is made it must be applied to the stem with some adhesive tape or a little glue.
To make the rose, start from the petals, take the crepe paper of the color you prefer, cut slightly rounded shapes that recall the shape of a petal, the greater the number of petals, the greater the size of the rose. Once all the petals have been cut, the crepe paper being very flexible and easy to work, gives the petals a shape, starts from the upper side and spreads slightly with the fingers, pulling the extreme part to create the curl, it is advisable to bending the petals slightly upwards, if the work is difficult you can use a pen or a pencil, roll up the upper part around it, hold for what second and remove it. Once all the petals have been created, the rose is assembled, take one petal at a time and keeping the base closed and close to the end of the stem, roll up all the petals, proceed until you get a kind of flower, close the work with possibly green adhesive tape. Once the operation is completed, a shape must be given, with the hands one must try to enlarge the rose as much as possible.
With different techniques it is possible to perform many other flowers, of different shapes and different materials, for example using recycled paper.
The execution of the stem is always the same, only the execution of the flower changes. Take recycled paper, such as the disused gift package paper, or possibly rectangular newspaper sheets. Get the sheet folded in half, cut a strip of a few centimeters from the side of the fold so as to obtain two sheets of the same size, this made it necessary to fold the two sheets like an accordion, that is to say the folds of a few centimeters first to the starboard and then to the reverse , after this operation, the end must be cut giving a slightly pointed shape; with the previously cut strip, tie the folded paper in half, weld well with a couple of knots and very gently open the flower, moving the two sheets away; in the end it is necessary to weld everything on both ends. The same technique allows different types of flowers to be made, in fact if you cut the rounded end rather than pointed, you will get a different flower.