- a few green and beige paper sheets
- long shashlik skewers or thin wooden sticks
- liquid adhesive
- Gold glitter (or glitter glue)
- Falzbein (or butter knife)
Draw a simple, five-petaled flower on the paper. Cut them out and then use them as a template for the other flowers. For example, you can do the masking of the template well with children.
Draw as many flowers on the paper as you like - depending on the size of the planned bouquet. For our bouquet we wanted nine flowers - so we have painted and cut out nine flowers for the green flower soil; twice as many on the beige paper for the actual flowers.
Now add three-dimensionality to the bright flowers by using the False Leg (or a blunt butter knife) to draw five folds across each flower (always from a point to a round, see picture). All lines should intersect in the middle of the flower. Fold along the fold lines alternately a valley and a mountain fold.
Repeat this step with all cut flowers - even the little ones can help with this step!
To give the green flower soil more volume, cut it with scissors in one place to the middle and slightly push the edges over each other. Through the slot you can later push the wooden stalks.
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Now put the flowers of paper together by adding a drop of glue into the heart of the green flower soil. Then put a beige flower on it. Also in this comes a blob of glue on which another beige flower is set - slightly offset to the bottom.
Then add a small drop of glue to the center of the topmost flower - and gently shake some golden glitter on it. After allowing the glossy gold adhesive to set for a while, you can gently shake the paper bloom to remove loose glitter.
Alternatively, you can of course also use finished glitter glue for this step
Stick the whole flower on the tip of a thin wooden stick or carefully pierce the flower from below with a long skewer.
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