HOW TO MAKE… A PAPER WREATH
small petals from pink crepe paper. Cut with the grain of the crepe running vertically through each petal. Round out each petal by holding it with your thumbs in the centre, then pulling them gently apart to stretch it out.
10 Use the wire cutters to cut three 6cm (23/ 8") lengths of floral wire. Use hot glue to attach a 1cm ( 3 /8") polystyrene ball onto the end of each wire, using the same technique as Step 1. Paint the polystyrene balls black.
11 Cut two strips of white crepe paper and one strip of pink crepe paper measuring 2 x 7cm (¾ x 2¾"). Brush a strip of black paint along one long edge of each of the three strips, around 0.5cm (¼") thick. Use scissors to fringe the painted edges, making the cuts a couple of millimetres apart, and finishing 0.5cm (¼") from the bottom edge. 12 Apply lines of quick-drying glue to the bottom edge of each strip, then wrap one strip around each wire, just below the black polystyrene ball, to create the centre of an anemone.
13 To make one large anemone, take eight large white petals. Use quick-drying glue to attach two layers of four petals around the fringed centre, off-setting the second layer. Repeat this process with eight small white petals to make a small white anemone, and with eight small pink petals to make a small pink anemone.
14 Use the wire cutters to cut two 6cm (23/ 8") lengths of floral wire. Use hot glue to attach a 1.5cm ( 5 /8") polystyrene ball onto the end of one wire and a 2cm (¾") polystyrene ball onto the other.
15 Take 10 large white petals and 10 small pink petals. Use quick- drying glue to stick the large white petals onto the large polystyrene ball, positioning them so the first three petals meet at the centre top of the ball, then the remaining petals graduate outwards around the ball, all cupping the ball tightly. Repeat with the small pink petals on the small polystyrene ball.
16 Take the remaining 20 large white petals and use quick-drying glue to stick them around the white centre from Step 15 in layers. Repeat with the remaining 14 small pink petals and pink centre.
17 Fold the ribbon in half around the top of the gold ring to make a loop for hanging. To assemble, arrange the foliage and flowers asymmetrically onto the ring, using the main image as a guide. Wind the wire stems of some elements around the ring, and bind the others to the ring with floral tape.
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