April 21, 2014

DIY Crepe Paper Carnations!


When I threw a baby shower for a friend recently I wanted lots of flowers, so I decided to DIY a few. I feel like half of the projects I make are flowers, I love flowers!! These carnations are made out of crepe paper and wire flower stems. 

What you need:
  • Crepe paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Wire stems (I used stems from a $ store flower bunch) or straws, pipe cleaners, wooden dowels, etc.
  • Wire cutters

  • Fold a 15'' length of crepe paper in half, then in half again, etc., until it is about an inch wide.

  • Use scissors to snip the ends to create a frayed look. For a scalloped petal edge, snip three rounded bumps in the top.

  • Roll the strip up, bunching the bottom up as you go.

  • It should look like this when you're done.

  • Poke a wire stem through the top and pull downward until it isn't visible in the flower anymore. Wrap tape around the bottom of the bloom.

Ta-da!
 Wouldn't these be great in a wreath or a flower crown? Carnations have always been one of my favorite flowers. :O) I think because they are one of the first flowers that I knew by name when I was little. My mother taught me about them and I thought they were the prettiest thing.

Hope you're having a great night! Right now I'm listening to the rain hit the stairwell to our basement and it is the best sound. I love spring rain!!
Love,
Disney

5 comments:

  1. They are such pretty flowers, Disney. I will tell my girl to check them out as she is always decorating for church events including lots of baby showers. Thanks heaps.

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  2. You are so talented, Disney! At first sight they almost looked like real flowers to me. Very lovely indeed. ~x~ Tasneem

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  3. I totally thought they were real...super cute! Although I'm not sure I can get mine to look as good, but I sure will try! Thanks Disney!

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  4. LOVELY CARNATIONS created from crepe paper in Lavender & pink! Thanks for the tutorial, flowers made with a minimum items. Gorgeous as they look "REAL!" Disney, you are talented! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

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  5. I love paper flowers and yours are gorgeous! I'll be sharing this in a Mother's Day round-up on The Crafty Crow soon!

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