September 05, 20185 Comments
I’ve always had a love for flowers but between my black thumb & my busy schedule, it’s literally impossible for me to keep any plant alive at home. This is why I love making paper flowers so much! With this simple tutorial, you can create hydrangeas that are sure to stand the test of time with zero maintenance.
What you’ll need:
Step 1: Cutting
Step 2: Curling
To create depth & variation in the petals, you’ll need to curl each clover using a thin “tool” - about 1/8” is best (you can even use the plant stake!). Curl the 4 outer edges of the petal towards the center. Curl some straight inward & others at an angle to create natural variations in the petals.
Step 3: Gluing
Step 4: Embossing (optional)
To give your hydrangea a more realistic look you’ll want to emboss & shade your leaves. To do this use your embossing tool or the flat edge of a ruler to create free-form “vein” creases in your leaf. Then add depth by rubbing inks or light watercolors along the outer edge & into the creases of your leaves.
Now that you’ve completed your Paper Hydrangea, place in any vase or container to display & make sure you forget to water it!
Happy Paper Crafting!
-Daphny (D Lauren B)
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