This is such a cheap and easy craft and looks beautiful, especially when hanging in a garland. Will and I have some up in our little flat, you can see a post with them here.
It is so simple and if you are a lover of string, as I am, you will become obsessed over how to intergrate these flowers into your home.
To make these you will need...
- Double-sided sticky tape
- Hot glue gun
Honestly, that is all you need! It could not be easier.
1). Cut a square of double-sided sticky tape. I always use carpet tape as I find it has much stronger adhesive than normal craft double-sided sticky tape.
2). Attach the end of the string to the middle of the square and start circling around the middle.
3). Continue doing this until it is the size you want.
4). Once you finish winding, cut off the end. Here is where you will need your hot glue gun. Use a small dab to secure into place and stop any fraying.
5). Cut 12, 5cm lengths of string. You can vary this, depending on your preference of size of petals. Peel off the tape to reveal the sticky side.
6). Pinch together the ends of the string creating your petal.
7). Attach the ends to your circle, pressing them down firmly.
8). To keep everything symmetrical and neat, I put four in first, then fill in the gaps.
9). Once you have filled in the gaps, it should look something like this. Now you have to make the other side of the flower so repeat steps 1 to 4.
10). Now you have what will be the other side of your flower.
11). Before you attach this circle though, you need to cut a length of string however long you want your garland to be. Place this string on top of your flower.
12). Try and place it in the middle of the petals and press it down firmly in the middle.
13). Attach your other circle on top of your flower, securing the garland string as well. If the double-sided sticky tape is not strong enough use your hot glue gun.
There you have it, just continue doing this all the way down the length of string. My hope is to make enough to create a back drop for a photo booth, I think that would look really cool. You could, of course, try different colours, sizes, anything.
Hope this tutorial has been useful, if you have any questions comment below or you can message me through my 'contact me' page.
Have a lovely weekend
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