Thursday, April 25, 2013

Homemade Spring Flowers

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Williams


I love this quote from a poem by Veronica A. Shoffstall:
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
I was about to literally follow Veronica's advice about planting my own garden until I remembered that gardening is not my forte...but crafting is!  So, after watching a quick tutorial online, I created some spring flowers to decorate our home.  You can too - it's super simple!  

Gather together some tissue paper, pipe cleaners and your scissors.

Cut 4-6 pieces of tissue paper into squares/rectangles.  I just cut the tissue paper into quarters.

Pile up the papers and fold them like an accordion.

Secure the pipe cleaner around the middle of the folded papers.

To create fancy petals, cut the edges off the ends of the paper.

Gently pull each piece of paper towards the center of the flower, separating each from the others.

Wouldn't these flowers be fun all strung together in a garland, or hanging vertically as a centerpiece, or adorned on top of a present?  Who needs a real garden anyway?

Happy spring,

Note from Mrs. Kelly:  These would be fun for a shower or party...or my daughter's room (hint, hint).  

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