(slide your crepe paper out of the packet sleeve)
Place your template over the top. This can either be a circle, a heart shape, or leaf shape. Those are the three main ones that will get you variations.You can combine them all in one, or just use a particular shape for each flower.
Also, use a template in regards to how big you want your flowers. So i.e the bigger the flower, the bigger template you use when cutting your crepe paper, and in reverse. The smaller template the smaller the flower. Logic right?
Now would be the time to cut your flower tape into three 10cm pieces for later use, as your hands will probably be covered in glue.
To add the button I take about 15 cm of wire and thread the wire through like you were sowing on a button on a shirt. (you will need the pair of pliers as this can be a little fiddly).
Place your skewer like the picture below and add a small bit of glue.
Cinch it around the skewer
So it looks like this or something similar. :)
My original instructions that I gathered when I was doing the research for this was to glue all the petals to the skewer. Well this just ended up in a sticky and soggy situation and my flower looked a little sad! So this is the only part that you will use glue to secure the first petal. From now on in I reccommend using floral tape.
Start adding your petals around your bud.
Then secure it with your floral tape by wrapping it around the base. (Now you wont need glue with the floral tape, as floral tape stretches and secures it itself. I admit I sat there for about 30 seconds when I first started going.. Whattttt.... as I had never used floral tape before. I may be the only person ever in history to do this tho.)
Add more petals if you want to make it bigger, using the same process with the floral tape. I usually use three pieces of floral tape in my creations.
End Product :)
If you have any queries on the above, just leave me a comment and I will clarify or alter my instructions.
Coastal City Bride - Charis xx