Materials Used :
Cup cake liners
Glue (I used glue gun)
Floral wire/Pipe cleaners
Any vase of your choice(I used Tropicana bottle as vase)
Acrylic paint(colors of your choice)
Masking tape (Optional)
|This Photo is taken from Google images.With this bunch of white roses as an inspiration I started to make my own bunch of flowers|
Step 1:Take a cup liner and a floral wire folded into half.Make a slit in the center of the liner to insert the floral wire.(If you can find floral wires you can also use green pipe cleaners,I got mine in Dollar stores)Make a bend in the wire(Picture 1) and glue a zigzag folded liner on it(Picture 3).Start gluing zig zag folded liner all around the base liner till you are satisfied.I glued 12 liner one above the other making two tiers for a single flower.(Picture 4)
Step 2:Randomly glue the outer edges of two liner to cover the center part and look like a complete flower(Picture 6).If you are going to make a bouquet of flowers wind the floral wire with floral tape to look like real flowers(Picture 7).There is no exact procedure to do this , you can try making flowers in whichever way it is easy for you.I found this way is easier.I tried two or three ways to do it but there is no big difference in it , you can see it in Picture 9.All the flowers look alike.To add a pop of colour , you can use colourful cup cake liners.
Step 3: To make a bunch of flowers ,I used two flowers in the center and arranged the remaining 5 flowers around that to create a round bunch of white flowers.I connected the gaps by gluing the outer layer of each flowers and twisted all the wire together to keep the flowers intact.
|A bouquet of white roses|
Step 4:Now to the vase, remove the label from the bottle (Use any bottle or vase of your choice) and clean it with rubbing alcohol.As I used plastic bottle, I sanded the surface(and cleaned with rubbing alcohol) and then used 4 coats of acrylic paint leaving it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes between each application.Then used gold paint to add two stripes and to cover the top cap area To create stripes, I used masking tape .You can paint any design you want.After it is dried ,I sealed with acrylic sealer to avoid the paint from peeling off.(You can also use hair spray to seal it ).Voila!You now have a beautiful bouquet of flowers and vase to welcome Spring.:)