Loop-y paper flowers
Craft eye-catching flowers from the colourful pages of a magazine.
THIS whimsical floral ensemble is sure to draw attention wherever you display it. The blooms are stuck inside an upside down mini pot. The blooming beauties are quick to craft and this is one project that gives you instant gratification!
Once again, we use the same steps as weaving paper baskets in making each flower. However, the spokes are joined together into loops as petals. If you don’t like the “hole-y” look, you can stick colour cellophane paper on one side of the petals.
Pot of paper flowers
From magazine pages, florist wires and yoghurt pot You need: A4 magazine pages Florist wires (No.20) Small plastic yoghurt pot (140g) Pencil and ruler Thick black marker pen Scissors Piercing tool Hammer Pliers PVA glue Toothpick Making the paper flowers
1. Divide and cut a sheet of A4 magazine page across into half and then quarters, lengthwise. Roll up each piece into a slender straw and glue the end to secure it. One end is wider than the other. Make plenty of paper straws.
2. Place three straws on the table and place another three horizontally over them to form a cross. (See that you place them alternating the wide end of one paper straw with the tapered end of the next.)
Take the right straw from beneath. This is called a “weaver”. Bend it over all the horizontal straws on the right.
3. Push the straw under all the next three straws. Then place it over the horizontal straws on the left. Push it under the two remaining straws.
When the weaver gets too short, insert another straw into