Thursday, July 19, 2012
So, I consider myself to be a pretty crafty person. If I want to make something... I usually can. With ease. Thus, when I saw this tutorial for crepe paper flowers on MarthaStewart.com, I imagined myself happily filling every vase in our home with colorful crepe paper blossoms. My imaginary bouquets were beautiful - and cheap! And all of my imaginary friends (who are equal parts rich and famous) were impressed with my skills. In fact, they all requested that I become their personal floral arranger.
My imaginary self, however, had never worked with floral tape. And when the real me picked up a roll - all of my fantasies were quickly shattered.
Reality looked a little more like this: crepe paper petals strewn about our kitchen and living room, strips of floral tape crumpled into piles on the table, and me cursing under my breath.
Eventually, I got the hang of it - enough to make 3 little rosebuds (which now grace my nightstand.) But, I'm not even going to pretend to be an expert in crepe paper flower making. In fact, I'm going to keep things simple. I'll show you the supplies...
But, if you want to attempt making these, just follow Martha's tutorial. It's more in-depth than I could ever be.
And just know that your little buds won't look good from the beginning. This process definitely takes some practice. My first attempt looked like this:
It's supposed to be a peony. I guess it looks ok, it just doesn't look like a peony.
Oh well, I guess eating humble pie once in a while is healthy (actually, I'm sure of it.) Plus, I'll get better with practice.
Just don't be expecting me to bring you crepe paper flowers anytime soon, mmmk?
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