Then I ran across a second blog called Creature Comforts. I was pointed to this post about how to make paper flowers (it's escaping me how I ran across it this moment), but I was lucky enough to land there and that's when the idea hit me! I needed to make yellow and orange paper flowers!!!!!
(how adorable is the little bird from Creature Comforts blog badge?)
I broke out my trusty construction paper pad which must be eons old. I have not been able to bring myself to throw them out, even though some of the edges are faded and torn. And I am ever so glad that I didn't! Even faded and torn the paper was perfect for this project! Here is the tutorial re-posted from Creature Comforts:
- construction paper
1. Draw a spiral on a 4x4" square sheet of paper
2. Cut out spiral along the lines you have drawn
3. Begin rolling up the spiral from the outside
4. Keep on rolling until there is no more left to roll
5. Secure the end of the flower by either tucking it or gluing it
I noticed a couple of things as I went to do this myself. First of all... I forgot to make the square round, by cutting off the corners the first time. Second, I didn't make the starting end an straight line. Third, I rolled my flower the wrong direction so it didn't roll right. Fourth, I tried different types of paper like origami paper and found that the more ridgid the paper the better it went.