create explore discover 2014: paper flower bouquets

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This year I had the pleasure of taking a paper flower making class with Courtney Cerruti.
The beauty of being the organizer of our event is that when I select the course offerings
I select classes that I know I would enjoy. Courtney is a wonderful teacher and
extraordinarily creative. What I most loved about her class were all the supplies and
paper colors we got to choose from.

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Making basic paper flowers is quite easy and is sooo relaxing. The materials include:
pipe cleaners; crepe paper or other paper of choice, florist tape and tacky glue. To
begin wrap floral tape around several pipe cleaners.

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Once you have chosen type of flower you want to make you begin by making the flower
center. This can be as simple as crumpling up a piece of paper and wrapping it around
a hook you have made at the top of the pipe cleaner. Then you select your paper and
cut out petals. You can use a template or freehand the petals with a pair of scissors. I
chose to freehand as I liked the imperfectness of each petal. From there you begin to
build your flower.

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Once the bouquet was completed, Courtney wrapped each of them in tissue like a real
bouquet of flowers. These flower bouquets make such a thoughtful gift for a teacher,
a girlfriend, your mother or other special person in your life.

Next week I will be sharing how you can use these flowers as gift toppers for your
holiday gift wrapping!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

 

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