Parrot tulips are one of our very favorite paper flowers. Known for their uniquely shaped petals and vibrant colors, they’re a crafting dream come true! We previously came out with a crepe paper parrot tulip project, but wanted to create something that’s better suited for beginners. With the step-by-step photo tutorial below, you’ll have no trouble crafting a bouquet of these beauties.
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- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper in Cranberry, Sangria, Aubergine, Cypress, Black, and Chiffon
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 18-gauge
- Green Floral Tape
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut out the crepe paper according to the pattern.
- Glue two sides of each petal and leaf with wire in between.
- Use a paint brush to paint water onto the edges of each petal and let dry.
- Curve each petal. Connect the three smallest petals using floral tape.
- Place larger petals between the small petals, then attach wire with floral tape to create a stem.
- Twist each fringe piece, leaving a small circle at the top. Glue and wrap a yellow strip around the base of the circles, then down to cover, and attach three yellow fringe pieces.
- Glue and wrap black fringe around the yellow center.
- Add glue to the bottom of the center, then place in the center of your flower.
- Use floral tape to attach the leaf to the base of the flower.
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