How to Make Giant Paper Flowers

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    Last month, I had the opportunity to host my first AnthroEvent. It was so much fun spending the evening with readers & friends, doing in person what I do online everyday – giving step-by-step diy instructions! Growing up, I’d spend days at a time at my Grandma’s house crafting. She always came up with great ideas, using items she already had. An hour from the nearest store, she learned to utilize her resources well. One of my favorite crafts was creating paper flowers from old envelopes, tissue paper & even napkins. It was fun taking & giving purpose to something that would otherwise be trash {with the exception of the napkins, I promise, those were new}, giving it new life. It instilled appreciation in everything & made me the resourceful blogger I am today. When asked to host the event for Mother’s Day, the craft was an easy decision – giant paper flowers like I used to give my mom for Mother’s Day, just on a much larger scale.

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    Wedding shower activity - diy giant tissue paper flowers

    The tables were filled with mother/daughter duos, friends, readers, & bloggers. I was overwhelmed with support! After a little champagne & mingling, it was time to craft!

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    Supplies:

    tissue paper – color & yellow/gold

    thick floral wire or rod

    floral tape

    scissors

    tacky glue

    dried moss

    templates: (optional)  small petal | medium petal | large petal | center

    1. Cut your petals in 3-4 various sizes, gradually increasing the size with each one. To keep it simple, I created templates for the petals {see above}, but feel free to improvise. I do this with the tissue paper stacked so I can cut several of each size at once.
    2. Starting with your smallest petals, wrap the petal around the wire, using your floral tape to connect the tissue petal to the wire. Evenly disperse your smallest petals, taping every 1-3 petals in place as you are comfortable. Learn how to make giant paper flowers with this easy diy tutorial
    3. Add your next layer of petals, followed by larger petals. {Even with this template you can make your flowers as big or small as you want. Notice above how she made hers smaller by putting a lot of the tissue on the stem.}Wedding shower activity - diy giant tissue paper flowers
    4. Cut 3-4 sheets of yellow or gold tissue paper into circles. I do this with the tissue paper still folded to cut them all at one.
    5. Crumple your tissue paper circles. Go ahead, scrunch them into a ball, then pull them apart to separate . This will give your flower some life. how to make tissue paper flowers
    6. Glue each circle to the next, then adhere it with glue to the center of your flower. Learn how to make giant paper flowers with this easy diy tutorial
    7. Cut a small bunch of dried moss & glue it well. Note: tacky glue will dry cleargiant paper flowers

    You did it!

    Lifestyle blogger & entertaining expert Julie Blanner

    #anthroevents hosted by Julie Blanner

    #anthroevents hosted by Julie Blanner

    Lifestyle blogger & entertaining expert Julie Blanner

    blogger Julie Blanner leads AnthroEvents attendees creating giant paper flowers

    Learn how to make giant paper flowers with this easy diy tutorial

    Anthropologie event at Kansas City's Country Club Plaza

    Bloggers Erin Barnes & Julie Blanner at the Mother's Day AnthroEvent

    Thanks to all of those who attended! I had so much fun! Pictured below are the end of the night attendees including Kari, Erin, Sarah, Lisa, my friend Mary, JordanMadi, Emily, Rachael & Lisa’s sister.

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    Thanks to Hallie Sigwig for capturing the event, the manager, Tiffany at the Country Club Plaza Anthropologie for being incredibly kind & providing sweets, treats & cocktails & to Anthropologie for hosting!

    How to make large paper flowers

     

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