If you missed it, I shared this last month over at Burlap + Blue. I’m over there visiting again today, so stop by and see what’s going on. As for the DIY, you may get your hands a little dirty, but don’t worry–it washes off!
My daughter’s birthday party was several weekends ago. I’m telling you, I had no time to prepare for this party. A quick run to the store was all there was time for as we were just getting back from a trip. (I know, I could have planned ahead, but I was too overwhelmed with packing for two back-to-back trips.)
Candy for the candy buffet: check. Favors: check. Decor: not so check.
The color scheme was black, orange and pink so I grabbed the newspapers out of the recycling bin and started playing. This is what I ended up with. What do you think?
The only supplies needed were newspapers and a stapler (stocked with staples).
Wanna know the quick steps? Ok, here goes.
- tear newspaper sheets in half along the center seam so you have to long rectangular pieces–4-5 or more for fuller flower
- gather the straight edge together almost like a fan and staple–repeat 3-4 times
- now put all 4-5 petals together by stapling at the centers where they overlap (this is where I unhinged my stapler to get it around and into the area I wanted to staple)
- you may want to staple where the edges of the petals overlap
- scrunch the edges of the petals
- tear a strip of the halved newspaper in half
- fold it over a couple of times and staple
- continue to wrap and twist it around and staple at the end
- adhere this to the center of the petals
- scrunch & floof the flower until it looks like you want it to look