Flowers from paper plates? Well why not, right? And very often one has a few plates left over which is the perfect excuse to make some festive flowers.....great for a birthday party or outdoor entertaining, or a fun gift topper.
As you can imagine, it's possible to use a paper plate in many ways, three of which I've photographed for you here. The large flower on the right is made using the entire plate, which was cut using the spiral diagram (as with felt flowers) here.The rose on the bottom left was made using just the center portion of two plates, which where cut as spirals and then given a slightly wavy edge, as seen in the photo below. The fringed flower was made using one of the left over rims from the rose on the left. Got it?
The roses were made by first coiling the whole piece to soften it up a bit and then unrolling and starting from the skinny tail one rolls and glues. The smaller rose on the left was made by using one of the spirals for the center, and then simply continuing on wrapping with the second piece. Because the cardboard is a bit hard to work with, you may also want to consider gluing your flowers onto a round base rather than onto themselves as you roll. If you give it a try, you'll see what I mean and what works for you. Just be careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue!
Okay, gotta run, I've got so many things to make today for my daughter's ninth birthday, and of course I'll be sure to share them with you next week, so do stop by for a visit!