Crafts

Tropical paper flowers

July’s residential classes were programmed for Tropical paper flowers. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about doing paper flowers as it had a mixed reception last year. However that had only been my second set of classes at the residential homes and the residents were still a bit reticent.

I found the technique on the Crafts by Amanda site and thought how effective it looked. I didn’t use her templates but instead hand drew something similar. 20180719_141320

The residents are very aware of things they class as being for children so I didn’t include the pony beads for the stamen but instead simply twisted the end on the yellow pipe cleaners. I also used longer lengths folded into a V shape.

I am delighted to say that despite my concerns this project went down really well and that the level of active uptake was second only to the decoupage in May.

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To add some variation I also showed the groups how to make roses using 3 squares of origami paper.  I still have mine left from last year.

I can’t remember the original site I got the technique from but Capitol Romance have something similar

As always here are a selection of our final results: