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Crepe Paper Faux Flowers

Beautiful and durable, crepe paper lends itself to countless applications. Glue bands of it to a bunch of eggs, affix tiny crepe blooms, and pile them in a bowl for a simple, elegant display. You also can use the paper to create lifelike flowers with egg centers. Or add crepe ears to an egg and watch it turn into a bunny.

Crepe Paper Faux Flowers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2007

Introduction

Beautiful and durable, crepe paper lends itself to countless applications. In fact, a strip of crepe paper conforms perfectly to an egg's shape. You can use the paper to create lifelike flowers with egg centers.

Exuberant egg-and-crepe paper daffodils and tulips are a breeze to make -- and you don't have to worry about the arrangement wilting. Place each flower in a small glass or vase, and set several on a cake stand for an attractive holiday centerpiece. Add a bloom to each place setting to unify the look. This how-to is for a daffodil. To create other flowers, omit the trumpet.

 

materials

  • Scissors

  • Crepe Paper

  • Fabric-covered floral wire

  • Wire cutters

  • Glue

  • Floral Tape

steps

  1. Using template as a guide, cut out 6 to 9 petals (in direction of grain) from a folded sheet or roll of crepe paper. Cut a 4-by-6-inch strip of paper in a darker color for trumpet. To make the stem: Cut fabric-covered floral wire to desired length.

  2. Apply a line of glue around middle of egg, and adhere trumpet so that one-third of egg peeks above paper; let dry.

  3. Insert wire into one of the holes used to blow out the egg; twist loose end of trumpet around wire. Apply a dot of glue to base of egg, and adhere petals. Adhere remaining petals by overlapping them; let dry.

  4. Twist bottoms of petals around stem, and wrap with floral tape.

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