We are having a party!!!
I love our parties and our friends!
I've been prepping since before Christmas and baking since yesterday.
Our little Country home is going to be transformed into a night out of a fairy tale. I'm so excited!!
I have a few decorations i've picked up to spice up the atmosphere of the Eve, and one that I have whipped up with my own busy fingers.
<~ This is my Paper Bouquet.
It was SO FUN and easy making it and I wanted to show you how. :)
Keep in mind, as I made a few paper flowers, my creative juices started flowing and I ended up pulling out my fabric swatches and glue-gunning my self into an oblivion.
You can use construction paper or scrap-booking paper instead of spending your evening gluing pieces of fabric on to paper like me.
But I like a challenge and working with what I already have in the house. :)
What you will need:
* News paper or Construction paper or Scrap-booking paper
* Glue Gun + glue sticks!
* Bamboo skewers (I find a lot of use for these!)
Cut out 5" by 5" squares of paper for the flower and draw a crooked swirl on each square and follow the line while cutting.
When you get close to the end of the swirl, stop cutting. You will need to leave a circle at the end. You will be gluing the pedestals on that circle.
Next, you will start at the outer edge of your swirl and roll it toward the center circle.
(Leave the circle un rolled.)
Now let go of the swirls and let the flower open up naturally.
Now apply glue all over the flat circle on the bottom of your swirl and glue the pedestals on top of it.
Make sure all the pedestals got on the glue and gently press and pat the bottom
Cut a leaf shape with one flat side.
You will make a fold on the bottom of the leaf. This will give your leaf some three-dimensionality.
Now, glue the fold together.
And there you have it. Your flower and leaves are ready!
Next is the stem:
Cut a skinny and long strip of paper and get your bamboo skewer.
Put a little glue on to the very tip of the skewer and start wrapping your strip of paper around.
Wrap all the way down to cover the entire skewer.
You will poke a hole in each leaf and gently pull it down to about half way down the stick. Apply a little dab of glue to freeze the leaf in place.
Next, poke a tiny hole on the bottom of the flower, add a little glue into the hole and stick the top of the stick into the flower. Look into the flower to make sure the stick isn't poking out too far. Hide it in the pedestals and you're done with your first flower.
Keep going and get creative with it!
P.S. My beautiful vase is a recycled pickle jar! ;-)