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« on: January 02, 2017 09:53:49 PM »

I learned this technique from a book about flowers made from ribbons.  Essentially the roses are made from a long strip of paper (or ribbon, or fabric as in the red rose here).   I find that crepe paper streamers are a really good medium because they are inexpensive and come in many colors. Here are two I made, one with regular width crepe streamer, and one which is 2/3 width.

First fold your paper into a square spiral, leaving a bit of paper at both the start and the end.

Twist the bit at the top of the flower.

Insert the tip of the twisted bit into the center of the flower, which will have a sort of hole.

Continue twisting as the flower takes shape. Finally underneath the flower, twist into the end of the paper at the bottom to secure. You can add some sticky floral tape to secure, or I like to cut a leaf shape to add here.

Here is one I made out of fabric for a previous Mother's Day corsage. The red stem was sewn closed, then a ribbon tied around it to hide the stitching. You can see the fabric has a softer folded look.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017 08:24:05 AM »

So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017 10:32:24 AM »

So lovely! I never would have thought to use streamers! Definitely keeping this in mind Smiley
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017 11:24:04 PM »

Thank you for sharing

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