July 17, 2011
Latest craft project? Crepe-paper flowers that will last forever!
Saw this on Martha Stewart. The original post suggests making hair barrettes with them but I haven’t got that far yet.
Step 1 – I cut tear-shaped pieces of paper (3) and heart-shaped bits (12)
Step 2 – Then I wrapped the heart-shaped pieces around the tear-shaped ones until they roughly resemble a rose. (hint – you can roll the edges around pencils to make them curl)
Step 3 – I added smaller green bits for leaves
Step 4 – Using florist wire, I secured the rose and then attached it to a skewer.
Step 5 – I wrapped florist tape around the wire and skewer
They look great like this and I also made a snowdrop after seeing this photo.
I then got some resin from Bunnings. Specifically called Kleer Kast (liquid diamond embedding resin). Following the directions I mixed it in a tin can and slowly dipped the flowers in the resin
I stood them up in a cardboard box and let them dry over night. The resin in the tin reacted quickly and 20 minutes later I couldn’t use it. I had made another batch of flowers but they’ll have to wait for next time.