Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make a spring centerpiece with tulips


Fortuitously (?), I got sick last week. I was supposed to read the book for this month's book club (feel free to join in! More deets here) but you know how you get when you're sick? You just can't work the mind too well. SO, I made lots of paper flowers instead. And turned them into a centerpiece. And I'm kind of stoked about how they turned out. Wouldn't it be great as a centerpiece for the Easter table or to give for Mother's Day? Or just sitting around looking pretty during spring. Over the next couple of days, I'll be showing you what to make and then how to incorporate it into your Easter celebration. 
So, this is how it goes. 

Materials: crepe paper (double sided works so well!), wire cutters, wire (I used 22 gauge), different shades of spray paint (this is where the magic comes in!), basket (I got my moss covered one from here), floral foam for non-real flowers, moss to fill in, glue gun

Step 1: Cut out petals following the instructions from this post. Here you will want to enlarge them so they are not mini. I varied each flower by using anywhere between 3 and 5 petals per flower.
Step 2: After you've made as many flowers as you intend to use, go outside and spray the base of each flower with a coordinating spray paint. I chose colors that mimic the paper I used so that they are in the same tones. Make sure you spray from far away so that it gets just a bit of paint on it.
Step 3: Add floral foam into your basket.
Step 4: One by one, add in your flowers starting with the biggest flowers.
Step 5: Cut out leaves and add those to the stems of the flowers. I like the add them at this point so I can see where I want to place them.
Step 6: After they are all added in, add moss on top of the floral foam to cover.

Donzo!
Gleee! I'm so stoked about my new flowers. I rarely keep my creations but this time I'm doing it!

And if you make your own flowers, post it to Instagram and tag it with #larsflowers I want to see them! 

4 comments:

Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron said...

Oh my gosh those are gorgeous!

Kristin Fleming said...

Stunning. I love the colors you used.

jorg gray said...

Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. Our list of early spring flowers will give you ideas for spring flowers to plant for your spring. directory

GBCG said...

Hi! Beautiful flowers! Random question... what font(s) did you use in the first picture?