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Apr 17, 2010

it was only a mat­ter of time before I start­ed try­ing to cre­ate some of these fab­ric flow­ers Jes­si­ca and I made out of crepe paper.

To start all you need is a strip of crepe paper (I used pale pink) approx. 24″ in length. Fold it in 1/2 length wise. Using scal­lop scis­sors trim the non-fold­ed edge. Thread a sewing nee­dle with embroi­dery floss and begin gath­er­ing the crepe paper along the fold­ed seam of the crepe paper. Once you get to the oppo­site end of the strip even out the gath­ers. Now begin rolling the crepe paper tight­ly at first then a lit­tle less as you go along until you reach the end. You can added a small dot of liq­uid adhe­sive along the way or wait until the entire strip has been rolled then add liq­uid adhe­sive to the bot­tom of your flower.

And there you have it a per­fect peony or car­na­tion… you pick. My flower mea­sures 2″ in diam­e­ter. If you want yours larg­er just increase the length of your crepe paper strip.

Sup­plies Used: Crepe Paper Stream­er, Sewing Nee­dle, Embroi­dery Floss, Liq­uid Adhe­sive

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