Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Flower Straw Toppers



Since the first of May, I feel like our house has been in bloom.

After crowning our Maypole Cupcakes with Flower Toppers, we couldn't stop cutting paper flowers and realised that these would make the perfect straw toppers --- transforming ordinary beverages into a garden! I can hardly wait. We used them for a spontaneous house party but, these would work perfectly for a big party and are also a super, small hand, craft. 

 Follow below for the full tutorial.

Supplies:
220g paper, scissors, straws.

To make:
- To get started, cut square pieces of paper. To make the flowers that we are sharing today, cut squares that are approximately 5 inches (12.5 cm.) Note: This is a good average gage.  If you don't have a ruler, estimate the square size by laying your paper over the cup that you will use and estimating a size that will both cover the hole and flop slightly over the edge of your glass. 

The folding is the same as one would do for a traditional snowflake: 
a) fold in 1/2 b) fold the folded 1/2 in half again. c) turn the square and fold down the middle (making a fold from one point to another) d.) trimming or rounding the top edge so that it resembles a cone shape.  The difference will be to clip a small, small, hole at the point with which to slip the straw through. 

Once the flower has been unfolded, fit the flower over the top of the straw. and you are ready for a party! These flowers are made from household materials meaning that you can throw a party at any time -- a rainy day, a teddy bear party or as party favors. Happy Making! 
Pictured above:
1. Start by folding your square in half and then, folding that half in half again. 
2. Hold the folded square in your hand and fold the square diagonally, making a triangle.
3. One you have the triangle, cut a petal shape along the top edge. Snip a small amount from the point for the straw.
4. Unfold. 
Flowery wishes!

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