Once I figured how to use the flower tape from hell, I decided to try Martha Stewart’s crepe paper flowers. Her flowers look really cute and it worked wonders for Mrs. Unicycle.
Image via Martha Stewart Weddings
I tried to make a peony. Martha’s tutorials are very simple: use the template to cut the petals, using floral tape attach the bud to the wire, and attach one petal at a time, wrapping the floral tape.
Surprisingly, this was very easy for me. I started wrapping the tape (after learning how to use it) from the bottom of the stem, finishing at the top and wrapping the bud and then the petals one at a time.
I ended up with this:
And I love it! I also tried this little unidentified flower:
And a rose, that didn’t turn out that well:
Overall I’m pleased; I’m OK with having a bouquet made purely out of those little jane-doe flowers and peonies; they actually turned out better than I thought.
What do you think, hive? Any suggestions?