- Paper Flowers
Paper flowers are fast and produce at low cost. Children also have their enjoyment of this tinkering and learn the necessary handles in a few minutes. The basic material is crepe or tissue paper is best. Each paper has its own advantages, and you can choose from a wide range of colors. For flowers with large petals, you should usually use crepe paper. It can be readily between the thumb and index finger off, and the resulting fine curling the petals are a lively appearance. If you want to take a long crepe paper, make sure that you will not be used when cutting with the grain, but cross-cut the paper fibers, tissue paper is rather small, delicate flowers. Depending on how many layers of tissue paper, put one above the other, you get a more or less transparent flower or bloom.
- Flower stalks
For flower stems are used mostly floral wire. For short-stemmed flowers can even pipe cleaners and plastic straws are used.
Leaves made from crepe or tissue paper looks pretty. This paper is not as thin and has a white back. It is therefore necessary to cut a sheet for two forms, which are glued with the white side one another. It is best to fold the green paper (white on white), then cut the leaf shape and glue the two parts together. If you wrap the cut, glued-together sheets around a pencil, you will receive the standard for fine arching leaves. The veins can draw it. Place the sheet on a soft surface and draw with a knitting needle or a toothpick, the fine wires.
- Paper flowers made of metal
Of aluminum kitchen foil or metal colored paper you can also craft beautiful flowers. If you are working with aluminum foil, you need to gain is always a wire frame. The best is back floral wire, but also moderately strong wire and pipe cleaners can be used. Colored metal paper is much stronger, so that wire frame for support hardly necessary. Metalized paper is available in different color combinations such as blue / gold, red / gold, etc. It can also be a simple white paper backing, you will think because you have to cut out the leaf shape twice.
- Fabric Flower
For fabric flowers can recommend the following substances: batiste, tulle, organza, muslin and similar substances that are light and fragrant. You also need laundry starch to stiffen the material. If the flowers have a center, you need stamina, which are available in craft stores in various versions. You may also be inventive and self-forming materials from different stamens. There are beads, wool, embroidery thread, string or frayed edges. Bundle the stamens with fine wire and wrap it together with glue or fabric strips.
- Strengths of the materials
Before the flowers are cut, one strengthens the relevant substance. The strengths has two advantages: The flower does not fray and keeps its shape longer.
- Cutting out the petals
Cut out stencils of leaves, petals and sepals of paper. Firmly insert the selected material on a base and pull it with a pencil or tailor's chalk stencil. The fiber should extend in the longitudinal direction of the sheets. Draw the required number of sheets to cut and then with a small pair of scissors. You will find that there are a few substances are released during the cutting process of self-waves and thus the flower very much alive. Batiste does not curl as easily, but you can help out by wrapping the fabric around a pencil.
- Making the flowers
Shape the stamens of its flowers, according to the pattern or make ready the craft store. Insert the stamens to the top of a piece of floral stem wire and secure it with thin wire or strong thread. At the lower end of the petals a little glue and glue the leaves around the stem. Make sure that the petals curve in the intended direction. If the arrangement of the petals, they are wrapped with fine wire. To cover the wire, glue or some sepals firmly wrap the stem with floral tape, crepe paper or fabric strips.
If you want to produce sheets of fabric, glue some thin wire to the back of each sheet form and can withstand some of the florist stem wire at the lower end so that the sheet can be fastened around the stem. The wire gives the leaf more support, and it can be bent into any desired direction.
The attractive thing about artificial flowers is that you can make it very simple but also very expensive.
- Other artificial flowers
Other materials can be prepared pretty flowers, for example, from shells, feathers, dried leaves, berries and seed stands of flowers or grasses. The springs are grouped around a florist wire and tied. When the flower should look especially lush, attached to each first spring on a separate wire and tie it all together appropriately.
If you like the compilation, attach a shell to the other on the base set. Take it to the shells with the tweezers, put some glue on the bottom and press it on the board. Maybe you have an old picture frame for your picture shell available. You can do "Natural Flowers" produce. You need thicker florist stem wire, floral pins, crepe paper, some glue and a little imagination.
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