Thursday, October 29, 2015

Diwali Decor : Crepe Paper Marigolds

Festivals in India are incomplete without Marigolds. These saffron and yellow colored flowers has been one of my all time favorite for their beauty and pungent scent. Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on making the marigold flowers.  Off course they do not match the fresh and real flowers completely but they can be incorporated in your d√©cor. You can use them at the tables, or simple string them to make Toran.
Please note that since these are paper flowers, do not place them near the candles or your wicker lamps.

Paper Marigolds


Gather the items that are required to make the flowers. Please note here that I have taken a thick and strong thread not the regular embroidery floss. I felt that while tying the ends together the regular thread easily slips and you will not be able to form a tight loop.

Paper Marigolds


Using craft scissor with zig-zag shaped blade, cut the crepe paper about 2 and 1/5 inch width.

Paper Marigolds

Taking a thread and a needle, start stringing these strips. Use a running stich along the center of the strip.
Paper Marigolds

When you feel they are of enough volume, tie the two ends of the threads tightly.

For the center part of the flower, create a 1/2 inch wide and three inch length strip. Make fringes. Twist a small piece of crepe paper for a stalk. Glue the fringe to this stalk. Note that the stalk is very small here about two inches but thick enough to get inside the flower.
Paper Marigolds

Insert this into the center of the flower, gluing to the flower.

For the base part, twist the base part of the flower as much as possible, to make it pointed at the bottom. Glue them with a floral tape.
Paper Marigolds
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Nice idea Vasudha.. Will try to make.

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  2. I thought its real flowers... !!!
    Wonderful art... :-)

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  3. How nice! Simple and beautiful!
    You are right when you say festivals in India are incomplete without marigold, so this one really fills in for the real ones!

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