Not wanting to go to the store and buy some (being as lazy as possible on a Saturday means not leaving the house if I can help it), I decided to make miniature tissue paper flowers.
Yes, like the ones I made in kindergarten that had fifteen layers and were the size of my face! 🙂
But these are modified a little, and actually I think very pretty. Carnations have always been a favorite of mine, so I went with red flowers. I also was excited to use the old Coke bottle that I found (unharmed and whole) in a parking lot.
The main differences with these flowers from the ones that I made when I was five years old are:
1) They are smaller
2) They only have 4 layers (but of course you can do more)
3) The ends of the petals are cut (see this tutorial for cutting the petals to resemble different flowers)
I made these flowers while waiting for the paint layers to dry on this sign I’ve been wanting to make for my new office. This is similar to the smaller signs that I’ve been making for my Etsy shop, Bitty Gifts (click here for more info).