Add a Floral Flourish to your Festive Offerings this Christmas!
Christmas is nearly upon us, so I thought I would provide a little tutorial, giving you all the tools and instructions you need to make your own Christmas Chrysanthemum!
You can simply use the flower as a festive decoration, or add it as a stylish embellishment to a special present. Alternatively, why not make several of them to use as unique place settings; just write your guests’ names on the leaves of the flowers and place on your festive table or dinner party set up.
You Will Need:
- A double-sided print out of my Chrysanthemum Template pdf
- Glue gun (set to low), or other adhesive, such as glue dots
Step 1: Cut out all the pieces from the template
Step 2: Use your scissors to curl the petals of each of the 6 flower pieces.
Step 3. Snip small incisions around the edges of all 3 circular pieces, then bend the snipped edges up to form 3 cup-shapes.
Step 4. Use your scissors to curl the edges of the leaf slightly
Step 5. Use a small dot of glue to attach each set of petals together, stacking them from largest to smallest; the top sets of petals should be placed so as to fill the gaps between the lower sets.
Step 6. Use a small dot of glue to attach the circular pieces together, stacking from largest to smallest.
Step 7. Use a small dot of glue to attach the stacked circular pieces to the centre of the stacked petals.
Step 8. If you would like a more tightly-closed effect, cup the flower in your hand and gently squeeze the petals together.
Step 9. Use a dot of glue to attach the leaf to the underside of the flower.
N.B. The pdf template is for personal use only, thanks guys!