I recently found some heavy weight crepe paper at a local discount store and so I couldn't resist making some large crepe paper flowers for a community gathering. Grouped together in a simple metal pitcher, they looked great, and while not exactly quick to whip up, they are certainly festive and can be enjoyed for quite some time!
- heavy weight floral crepe paper
- wooden dowels, to use as the flower stems
- a hot glue gun, used instead of floral tape
- a crepe paper flower making tutorial from Martha Stewart here
How To: I basically tryed out a few of the techniques described in the link, namely individual petals versus continuous petals (the spiky flowers in my bouquets.) The main difference (beside the fact that that theirs' are gorgeous!) is that I worked on a much much larger scale. So if you're going for delicate and beautiful, work small, if you need a nice centerpiece, so don't be afraid to work on a large scale. Enjoy!