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« on: August 28, 2010 10:48:28 AM »

My son graduated in June, so we had an open house. As part of the decorating plans, I made a bunch of crepe paper flowers. His school colors are blue and gold (because everyone in this area mimics the University of Michigan), but his college's colors are blue and white. Since we're not yellow fans in this house, I bought blue and white crepe paper, and got busy:

I got the instructions from Martha Stewart's website (I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have to give the woman credit: she knows how to make paper flowers).  I believe the ones I made are half the size of the pattern on her website, but since I made these in May, I honestly can't remember how much I reduced them. The big one in the front is the size of Martha's pattern.

And  a Magnolia (pattern also from Martha's website):

The center of the flower is a pompom.

I did a better job at shaping the petals than the pictures show, as I made them about 3 months before I managed to get pictures.  Oh, and in the hassle of the day of the open house, I forgot about them completely, so they didn't even get used for their intended purpose. If anyone actually wants the links for the patterns, I can go looking for them.

Comments appreciated!


Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010 11:46:57 AM »

Lovely! I love magnolias...maybe someday she'll come up with a way to get them to smell realistic too Smiley

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010 12:25:44 PM »

Very well done! I grew up just north of Ann Arbor and my high school colors were blue and gold as well. I think it white looks lovely though.

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010 02:40:47 PM »

Thanks!  I did the magnolia mostly because we had a magnolia tree in our back yard when I was growing up (it's still there, actually).  And lots of roses, now that I think about it.  I would like it if they smelled, too, but I bet there are people with allergies that would like to have some flowers that don't make their noses run.  Wink


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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011 05:50:01 PM »

Oh very nice! I will have to try to make some of these Cheesy Maybe the kitties won't eat them Grin

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