How to make crepe paper flowers with beaded stamens in the middle
Whether you are a complete beginner or whether you have some experience making crepe paper flowers, or whether you are a child or an adult, you can learn how to make crepe paper flowers with beaded stamens. It's a simple technique to follow. For crepe paper flowers you will need to use strong crepe paper with a high stretch/crepe percentage. This allows you to shape the petals without them breaking, and at the same time they will hold their shape if handled properly. The crepe paper can only stretch in one direction, so it is important to turn the paper the right way.
How to do it
Start by cutting off one end of three stamens (you will need three for each daffodil). Attach the three stamens onto one end of a floral stem wire.
Double over 12 flower stamens and secure them with a floral stem wire.
Gather the stamens by wrapping florist tape around them. The tape works by stretching it and warming it up with your fingers whilst wrapping it around the floral stem wire.
Cut a 10 x 3 cm long piece of crepe paper in the stretch direction. Stretch the paper completely. Fold it twice lengthwise; you now have four layers. Cut fringes through all four layers along the length. Cut the fringes with an approx. 2 mm gap between each and 1 cm from the edge. Roll it up tightly and roll it between your hands to thin out the fringes. (See the technique described in idea No. 16118).
Gather the stamens with a floral stem wire and florist tape as described in steps 2-3. Secure the tasseled crepe paper strip onto the floral stem wire with a blob of glue and wrap it around the florist wire on the same level.
These variants show how the beaded stamens can be use for different looks.
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