- plastic cups
- approx. 5” wide stucco corner
- approx. 20-gauge tie wire
- gloves and wire cutters
- tape, glue, and scissors
- tissue paper
- dried moss
- zip ties
Making the stem:
1. Determine how many flowers you’re going to make and pour cement into the corresponding number of plastic cups. Let harden.
2. Purchase stucco corner (sturdy wire) from your local hardware store. The pieces we used were 5” in width.
3. Cut the wire into desired stem lengths. We varied each stem from 3 to 8 feet high. Remember to protect your hands with gloves!
4. Use the cement cups as a base and mold the wire into stems.
5. Cover the wire stems with tape for a smooth surface.
6. Glue layers of tissue paper onto the surface until the entire stem is covered.
Making the leaves:
1. Purchase approximately 20-gauge tie wire from your local hardware store and cut into desired lengths. Remember to leave extra length at the end (to attach to the stem later).
2. Twist pieces of wire together to form the leaf base.
3. Cut layers of tissue paper into leaf shapes.
4. Glue the layers together around the wire base.
5. Poke the leaves into the stems.
Making the flowers:
1. Cut layers of tissue paper into petals of various sizes.
2. Form the smallest petals into a bouquet. Tape the bouquet’s stem to keep the layers together.
3. Add the next layer of petals and tape and repeat until you have reached the desired size.
4. For the flower centers, cut circles out of tissue paper, scrunch the edges, and glue two layers together.
5. Glue moss into the center of the circles.
6. Attach the center to the petals, and the flower is complete.
7. Use zip ties to attach the flower to the stem.