A Flower Bouquet Gift


To make a bouquet of eight flowers, two of each kind, you will need: colored paper, eight 6″ (15 cm) green pipe cleaners for stems, two yellow and/or black pipe cleaners cut into 2″ (5 cm) pieces for centers, and 5″ (13 cm) round doily or colored paper cut into 5″ (13 cm) circle with scalloped edges.

Instructions

  1. 1.

    Trace petal patterns on colored paper and cut out; then follow instructions for each flower.

    A Flower Bouquet Gift(click to view larger)

    Illustrated by Julie F. Young

  2. 2.

    On tulips and poppies, cut small Xs in centers to slip stems through. Attach pipe cleaner centers to stems and slip stems through centers of tulips, poppies, and daffodils.

  3. 3.

    Cut X in center of doily or paper circle. Arrange flowers in bunch, then put stems through center of doily. Wind one stem around bunch of flowers to hold in place.

  • Tulip—Place glue on back of A edges, then attach to B edges on inside of flower. Hold until set.

  • Rosebud—Cut along broken line. Put glue on A, then lay stem on glue, extending enough stem over edge to bend back and hold in place. Using stem, begin rolling in direction of arrow. Rose will go down stem about 1″ (2.5 cm).

  • Daffodil—Put glue on back of A and attach to B on inside of flower. Hold until set.

  • Poppy—Cover petal A with glue and place behind B to make three-petal flower.

[photo] Photo by Wes Taylor