Well, here we are, Day 3 of 365 days of getting myself unstuck…and what do I do? A styrofoam ball covered in tissue paper flowers. Strange and random I know, but it hasn’t been above freezing outside in several days and I am pining away for spring colors already! So, today’s fun project was to bring some more color into my life.
Step 1-take tissue paper, fold the sheet lengthwise in half. Then fold again the other way. If you have ever made a paper fan, you will then “accordion” your paper like you would a fan. Fold back and forth in about 1/2 inch segments.
Step 2-Now, fold your accordion in half and wrap the center with floral wire. Leave the ends sticking out so you have the wire to push into the styrofoam ball.
Step 3-Rip the edges of the paper all the way around. The more jagged the edge, the better the flower will look.
Step 4-Separate the paper layers and fluff to form the flower.
Step 5-Poke the wire ends into the styrofoam ball and secure with Anchor pins if needed. I also tucked a ribbon to hang the ball from in the top and secured with Anchor pins.