Last-Minute-Gift-Idea: White Flower Wreath

It’s only a few days to Christmas and if you are like me, you are in the middle of buying and making presents – I always think I have so much time left, but then Christmas Eve seams to appear out of nowhere and I get extremely stressed… Anyway, I will share some DIY-projects with you for the upcoming days, I hope I’ll be able to post three to four tutorials – some might not be real tutorials, but just pictures and their description of the process!

The first one is the white flower wreath, I showed you in the last post. Here’s what you need:

  • white tissue paper
  • cardboard
  • thread
  • scissors
  • glue
  • watercolors (optional)

First, you cut out a circle from the cardboard. This will be your base. Then paint it in the same color your tissue paper has. Take one thing into account: If you make the circle bigger, you will need more flowers to cover it. I made my circle very thin, so one doesn’t see it, but if your circle is bigger, you should also consider to make it thicker and add not only one row of flowers, but maybe two or more!

Now we come to the flowers! Take a pice of tissue paper and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again, so you will end up with four layers of paper. Next, you have to fold everything like an accordion:

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Next, fold it in half, so you have a crease in the middle. Unfold again an wrap some thread around the centre. Secure it with a knot.

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After you have done this, clip the edges – if you make them round, they’ll look a bit like peonies, if you make them pointy, they’ll look like margaritas. I used both techniques.

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Now you have to form the flower. First, make a circle – spread one half into an half-circle and the other half to complete the circle. Then,  take the upper layer of tissue paper and pull slightly, but hold the other layers back. When the first layer is finished, repeat this step two times with the other layers. The last layer should lie flat.

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That’s it! If you want to, you can add paint or some rhinestones. You can also fold the tissue paper more often, but then the flower will get puffier!

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