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What a beautiful gift to give for Mothers Day or any special occasion. Its all that more special because it is made with loving hands.
These paper flower bouquets can be made in two different sizes. For the larger bouquet, you need a larger piece of paper and a larger disposable cup. The smaller bouquet can be made using a standard 8.5"x 11" paper and a dixie cup.
Larger Bouquet (pictured)
5 inch tall disposable plastic cup (colored ones look best!)
15" x 12.5" large piece of rectangle green construction paper or card stock.
Things Needed For Smaller Bouquet (shown below in some of the step by step photos:)
Smaller bouquet (pictured below)
8.5" x 11" standard size piece of green construction paper or card stock.
3 inch tall disposable Dixie cup
Colored tissue paper (below I used yellow) cut into 1 inch squares
pencil or marker
Begin the paper flower bouquet by folding the green paper in half lengthwise.
Using a ruler, draw a horizontal line, one inch up from the bottom edge. Above this, measure off vertical strips one inch in width. See the photos below for help.
Using the scissors, cut on the vertical lines. Stop when you reach the horizontal line so you do not cut all the way through. When you are finished, unfold the paper.
Next, you are going to begin to fold the paper back in half again. However, do not bring the paper to meet the bottom edge, but instead bring it one inch up from the bottom edge, as shown. Use a stapler to secure this at each edge and in the middle. This offset causes the ends of the "leaves" to curve outward.
Next, begin to roll the paper so the leaves are turning outward, and secure the tube with a staple.
Place the bouquet in the cup, and staple it to the side of the cup to secure.
Crumple up the little one inch squares of tissue paper. Then put a dot of white glue on the top of each folded leaf. Then glue on the crumpled tissue paper to be the flowers.
The paper flower bouquet is complete. Mothers are sure love this homemade craft!
This craft is reprinted courtesy of Crafts-For-All-Seasons.com.