The Flower Is Finished! – March BOTM #4

We’ve made it to the end of my first Book of the Month project! Please follow along with the last two steps below, and then tell me what you think!

Here, I’m placing one petal against the stem and wrapping it with washi tape. Then I positioned the next one across from it, wrapped, and continued on, filling in the empty spaces with the other two petals. I also forgot to mention that each petal had to be stretched at various spots so that it would have a slight cupped shape with a little bit of fluteing at the edges. You can’t really tell from this photo, though.

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I should have wrapped tape around the petal in the same spot where the stamen was wrapped. Because I didn’t, the stamen sticks up too far in the finished flower.

 

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All of the petals are attached with tape

To wrap the stem, I decided to use a long strip of green crepe paper. I don’t remember what the instructions said, but I think I was supposed to use floral tape. There’s another item that I forgot to purchase.

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I secured the strip with glue at the base, and then wrapped diagonally all the way down, gluing it a bit as I went. If I do this again, I’ll add the glue more often. As it is, if I run my hand along the stem to straighten or bend it, the paper moves a bit and gets messed up.

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And I can’t believe it’s actually finished!

Now for the best part: photos of the finished product.

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I’m pretty happy with the way that it turned out, for my very first flower. But it seems to be a lot deeper than the ones in the photo. I can’t decide why…. maybe the petals weren’t cupped enough before taping them on? I’ll mess around with that a bit when I make my next one. That’s right: I think I’m going to make a bouquet of these. Since I’ve already made one, I feel like it won’t take much to throw a few more together. These projects really are quite simple (so far).

Thank you so much for joining me for my first Book of the Month project! Tomorrow is April 1, so I’ll have to get busy deciding on the next book to tackle. I have some ideas….

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer French says:

    Wow, that turned out so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 What color flower should I make next?

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  2. Betsy Roux says:

    It looks just like the picture!

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    1. Thank you so much Betsy! 🙂

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