I like having flowers on the table, it makes the house feel cheery. But then I get a bit sad when they start to wilt and go brown. Luckily, craft flowers don’t die off, so we can keep lovely bright flowers on the table at all times!
A and I made some roses using tissue paper circles. I bought these circles in a rainbow pack, so there were lots of colours to choose from. We combined different coloured circles to make multi-coloured flowers. Each flower used five or six sheets of tissue paper.
The stems are half a green pipe cleaner (chenille stick). I poked the end of the pipe cleaner through the centre of the stack of tissue paper. I twisted the end of the pipe cleaner to keep it in place. Then A pushed and folded the tissue paper into a flower shape, upwards and away from the pipe cleaner stem. She twisted the base of the flower, and used sticky tape to attach it to the stem, and to keep it scrunched up in shape. We rearranged the petals of each flower to show off the different colours, and create a layered effect, like that seen on real roses.
Once we had a bunch of these roses, A used a cardboard roll as a makeshift vase. They look lovely sitting in the centre of our table.