I've recently developed a number of my own paper flower recipes for workshops and installation projects and wanted to share exactly how I make some of them for you to try!
This is a stemmed paper Daisy, which was apart of a recent workshop I delivered with Frankston City Council.
Small Styrofoam Ball
2 x Floristry Wire
Double Side Tape
Using the Daisy Template, trace and cut part A and B onto your choice of coloured paper.
The centre point will need a hole. The easiest way to achieve this is using a skewer to punch through a hole.
You may cut out as many leaves as your personal preference, but to start I'd suggest 3.
To give the petals some added dimension, place your thumb and index finger on either side of the petals and lightly pinch.
If you are struggling to achieve the desired affect, you can also contour the petals on the side of a table.
Once you've achieved the desired affect, pop them to the side.
To make the flower stem, take the two pieces of floristry wire and wrap them together with floristry tape.
Once thats completed, place the styrofoam ball on top.
Next, place your crepe paper over the styrofoam ball. Tightening the excess around the flower stem.
To fasten in place, take the floristry tape and wrap around the crepe paper and down part of the stem.
Beginning with the smaller of the two petal sets, feed the wire through the hole so the petals sit just below the faux stamen.
Repeat this process with the bigger set of petals.
The second petal set should have a snug fit, but if you are concerned you may add some additional floristry tape underneath.
To finalise the piece, add leaves along the stem wherever you like. To give the leaves some movement, repeat the thumb ribbon curling technique along them.
and there you have it - your very own paper Daisy!