Hello guys and happy June! Since it's almost summer I thought I would share with you my summery project I made for Craft Cafe column at Hearthandmade UK - how to make watercolor, crepe flowers for your gifts. I love beautifully wrapped presents and I find pleasure in both giving and receiving something that's wrapped with love, don't you? The good thing about making paper crepe flower is that it adds plenty of personal touch and color to your package and it will last a lifetime! So let me show you how to make it:
Follow these easy steps to make your watercolor flower gift wrap.
Step1 Cut crepe paper into round, flower shapes to create petals. Make some of them bigger.
Step2 Leave one of the petals aside and divide the rest into three groups.
Step3 Paint each of the petal groups with different color - one pink, one yellow and one orange making some of the petals more saturated than others.
Step4 When they are still wet from the paint, wrap them around foam ball (or any other round object) and wait until they are dry.
Step6 Place them on top of each other from darker to lighter tones, forming a flower.
Step7 Make a whole in the middle of the flower with a pencil.
Step8 Twist the crepe piece that you have left aside at the beginning and put through the whole.
Step9 Tie the ribbon around the back part of the crepe piece in a knot. Cut the crepe shorter if it’s too long.
Step10 Once the flower is secured with a ribbon, wrap the ribbon around your package and enjoy your nicely wrapped gift!
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed following this tutorial. You could also try painting your flowers different colors to decorate it your own way.
Are you thinking of making it? Do you know any other paper flower tutorials?