Cut about 10-12 rectangular pieces roughly 4″ x 2.5″ in size (larger for a larger flower, smaller for a smaller flower). You could then use your scissors to cut them all into the shape of petals, but we preferred tearing the paper by hand so that the edges were left rough and slightly frayed. They all don’t have to be perfect.
After you are done shaping your petals, you’ll want to paint them. We used Winsor & Newton watercolors in mustard, peach and grey. But use whatever color palette is inspiring to you!
This is the part that allows you to get creative. Mix your paint with water and start painting your petals. I would suggest making the bottom portion of the petal darker, and then fading up to a lighter shade at the ends.
Next you will need some rustic floral wire and some pliers. The wire will serve as your stem, so cut it to the length you desire. To create your flower, take the petals (they should be fully dry at this point) and begin wrapping them around the top of your stem using floral tape (not pictured) to secure them. We did 2 petals at a time.
After you have attached all of your petals and your flower is full, it will need a “center” to cover up the exposed wire in the middle. We just twisted solid black paper into a small ball and used a glue gun to attached it to the center. We also added touches of black paint along the edges of our petals to give them a little definition.
Thanks so much for sharing with us Kelli and Nicole!