|Flowers made from tissue paper|
To make tissue paper flowers in 1:12 scale, you will need:
- tissue paper
- fine gauge florist wire
- yellow flocking
- craft glue suitable for paper
- punches in heart, star and teardrop shapes
- Cut the florist wire into short lengths
- Dip one end of each into glue and then into the yellow flocking. These are the flowers' centres. Leave to dry.
- Fold tissue paper into three layers.
- Punch out a number of shapes. Keep the three layers together.
- To make roses, use heart shapes. Dip the pointed end in glue. Using the three layers of tissue paper at a time, wrap a heart around the end of the wire. Keep adding them to build up a rose shape. Bend the outer petals back slightly.
- To make a camellia, use teardrop shapes. Follow the same method.
- To make a peony, use star shapes. Follow the same method. To make these petals look fluffier, separate them a little with your fingernail and curve them upwards.
- Punch teardrop shapes out of green tissue paper.
- Glue these where the base of the flower meets the wire to cover the join, so they look like the flower's sepals.
- Arrange the flowers with a little greenery in a vase.
- Spray the arrangement lightly with hairspray to protect it.