If you suffer from hay fever or just can’t be bothered looking after actual flowers, making your own paper flowers is a great alternative (and they’re very pretty).

All you need is some crepe paper, wire, a stapler and a scissors. Once you get your supplies, it’s time to get crafty!


1. Cut your crepe into equal size squares, about the size of your average napkin


2.  Fold each sheet of paper like an accordion, the way you used to when you were making a paper fan


3. Fold the sheets in half


4. Wrap the wire around the centre at the bottom and staple for security


5. Fan out the tissue to pull apart the petals. You’re done!



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