No. Not THAT! This is not that kind of a tutorial. If you think that, than shame on you. We made these!
We made these out of colorful tissue or crepe paper. Now I'm seeing these everywhere made out of old sewing patterns. They are quick, easy and you could make these with the kids if you want. Here's what you'll need to get started:
Cut the pattern paper into 6 strips.
I cut them about 6 x 12 inches.
More or less depending on the size of
the flower you want.
Cut a piece of wire about 18 inches.
I like to have enough wire to wrap around a
stick or to just anchor it to your candlestick or mantle. These look great everywhere!
This is where you will wrap your wire.
You could also use a chenille stem to wrap around this if you are doing this with children.
Dick Blick art supplies. It's a little like chalk and goes on like eye shadow or blusher. In fact, when I bought these the clerk at the counter asked me if I was using it for makeup! Apparently, a lot of the artists are. It's non-toxic and comes in many, many colors. Now, I love a multitasking product as much as the next girl but I'm not sure I really want to go for the clown look. Therefore, I have not actually used these as eye shadow. If you do, please let me know how this works for you!
I find old patterns at estate sales, garage sales, the Goodwill, and thrift stores. Actually, since I used to sew a lot I've been using up that boatload of patterns I was always "intending" to make!
Put on your favorite 60's music and start making these. These truly are addicting, but much cheaper and safer than what people were using in the 60's!