Tutorial: Flower Made from an Old Pattern

Supplies and Tools:

  •  An old sewing pattern (or tissue paper)
  • Scissors
  • Wire + Wire cutters

Step #1
Cut out 4 pieces from the old pattern.  I made cute little flowers, so my pieces were 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Step #2

Fold up the pieces together, accordion - style.  (see photo)

Step #3

Cut curves on the ends.

Step #4

Cut 2 notches in the exact middle of the pieces - do not cut all the way through.  (It will be more clear in the next photo.)

Step #5

Wrap the wire (or you can use string) around in the notches.

Step #6
Separate each layer of the pattern pieces, starting in the middle pulling up the layer toward the middle.

Step #7
Continue pulling up the layers, one - by - one.

I plan to make a lot of these and putting them on branches for centerpieces.  You can put them anywhere you can wrap the wire around!

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