Go to papercut paradise with these striking crepe paper helicona flowers! As part of our Pacific Islands bouquet for Cricut, these helicona add a bold contrast to the tropical mix. With just a few simple tools and materials, and a set of easy-to-follow steps, try these flowers on their own or make them to add to your bouquet. In addition to these vibrant helicona, we’ll be introducing you to our crepe paper pincushions, crepe paper birds of paradise, and tropical greenery in the coming days. Also check out our metallic paper ginger flowers for another taste of the tropics!
Tools & Materials
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Floristic Crepe Paper – Goldenrod, Greenleaf
- Floral Tape – Green
- Crayon – Yellow Green
- Aluminum Tubing – 36” x 3/26”
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut out the crepe paper according to our template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Use the side of the yellow green crayon to color the point of each petal on both sides.
- Cup each petal by stretching it from the center with your fingers.
- Take the metal tubing and fold a petal in half over one end of the tube and glue it into place.
- Next, take a second petal and fold it in half over the tubing, glue it into place slightly below the first petal and angled outward about 45 degrees.
- Then, take a petal and fold it in half over the tubing across from the last petal, glue it into place at a 45 degree angle just below the last petal placed.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all seven petals are glued into place.
- Grab two leaves and glue them at the base of the flower, wrap the bottom of the leaves around the tubing
- Wrap the tubing with floral tape from the base of the flower down to finish the flower.
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