Paper Rose Bouquet

I’ve never been into thee idea of getting flowers from loved ones. It seems odd to me, like “Here, I killed this plant so you can look at it for 2 days then throw it away”. I’ve also never been much of a girly girl,  so when it came to my bouquets, I decided to go with paper. I bought some music sheets, scrapbooking paper with a nice script, and some maps, with a few solid colours for details.

I’ve been making the paper roses for my bouquet with 3″ squares. It might be quicker if you do 4″ squares for your bouquets, but I like the 3″ the best.

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Just fold them in half, then in half again, then in half again.

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then hold the fold to the left, cut the petal shape.

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Then cut the tip off to make the inner holes.

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You need three of these for 1 rose

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Cut out one petal on one, 2 petals on one, 3 petals on the last one.

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Use glue to twirl the 1 petal into a twist.

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Glue the rest together by slightly overlapping the bottoms of the petals. I use a pencil to hold them together for the 2 and 3 petal ones.

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The biggest one it’s kind of easier to just fully overlap one petal over another.

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Then you just curl the edges of each petal with your fingers or using the pencil.

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Glue them all into a stack and let it sit for a while.

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Using floral wire, make the twirly bit of wire to stick inside it. I put the end between the scissor blades and twirled around one blade of the scissors. I can’t remember the gauge of wire I used but if yours is too flimsy you can just double it over.

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Then just stick it through, and make the bend behind the flower to keep it from falling down the wire.

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And then put them all together! :)

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I looked everywhere for instructions on how to actually assemble an origami bouquet, and couldn’t find any. I ended up just taking a handful of the base flowers, and pushing, pulling, and slightly bend the wires until it formed an even shape, then poked the blue accent flowers in between. I wrapped more wire around to keep all the wires together, then a layer of floral tape. You can then hot glue on whatever colour ribbon you like. I didn’t put ribbon on mine as the hand grip was small and wouldn’t be seen anyway.

Ceremony- Lacey & Vinod (157)

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Posted on September 26, 2013, in Canada. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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