Hello Southern Institute readers! Many parts of Sweden are still covered in a heavy layer of snow and we long for spring. To cheer ourselves up and get some color in the house we decided to make a bouquet of paper flowers. Let us show you how!
You need scraps of wallpaper, a pair of scissors, aluminium wire for the stem and a few big pearls.
1. Making paper flowers is really easy and if you search the net you’ll find all sorts of flowers to cut and fold. We are making a really easy flower and we use one of the flowers in our wallpaper pattern as a template. You’ll need 4-5 paper petals for every flower. Start cutting!
2. The aluminium wire is soft and easy to work with and a big plastic pearl will serve as the center of our flower. Thread the petals on to the stem.
3. With all the petals on the stem, turn it over and make a crook or a little knot to make the petals stay in place. Shape the petals by gently press them to the center, like Freja does on the picture.
We’ve used four petals in two different sizes for each of the paper flowers and they turned out like this.
The flowers brightens up our house and they will help us cope until real flower bloom in our garden.
We hope you like them too!
Karin & Freja at Pysselbolaget.se