When Mother's Day was around the corner, I was cracking my brain hard for some ideas to keep the staff at my workplace engaged and I also wanted all of them to receive some gift or momento. After being on Google for hours and exploring many supposedly-easy tutorials on flower-making, I finally found something that was really easy, and customised it along the way.
So if you're looking for something that is personalised and meaningful, this is for you:
What you need:
- Paper laced doilies (which you can get at any shop that sells baking supplies)
- A pair of scissors
- Some presentable tape
- A can of spray paint (optional: only if you require it in another colour)
Step 1: Cut a slit across the radius of the laced doily
Step 2: Using the spray can, give the laced sheet a slight smear of colour by spraying sparsely onto it.
Step 3:Make small, short cuttings at alternate trimmings. Note that these trimmings would form the leaves of the flowers, so keep it short as compared to the first cut across the radius in Step 1.
Step 4: Start folding the coloured side inwards from the cut that was done across the radius at Step 1.
Step 5: Make minor readjustments / rearrangements to the foldings. It should look like this from the top:
Step 6: Using a short piece of tape, secure the conical end of the flower.
Step 7: Fold the lace trimmings down to form the leaves of the paper flower.
AND VOILA, YOU'RE DONE!
Simple, isn't it? Start sharing the love! :)
For those living in Singapore, I bought the laced paper doilies from Phoon Huat. For a whole stash (probably 100 pieces?), it was only S$3.80 and it comes in various sizes!
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