Materials and Tools
- Approximately 12 large coffee filter papers
- Floristry wire
- Parafilm (floristry tape explained here), green if you want the realistic stem, alternatively - use white
- Paper scissors for filters only
- Garden scissors or wire snips for the wire
Take a wire and lie it against the back base of your petal, giving one side a shorter tail. Pinch together and then wrap around.
Step three, once all your petals are made wrap the wire stems in parafilm. Pull the tape from the roll and ease it gently onto the bottom of petal base to cover the wire, working your way half way down the stem, stretch and wrap as you go.
Trim stems to desired length with garden scissors or wire snips, then wrap the whole bunch of stems in parafilm to neaten. This is where a florist would then bound the stems in ribbon to complete a wired 'bouquet', but for our paper flower we will add the backing petal.