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How to Make Paper Flowers > MISTLETOEMaterials required
Strip of green crepe paper, I!-in. X 21-in. Strip of green crepe paper, 2-in. X 2-in.
Strip of very pale green crepe paper, 6-in. X I.in.
5 pieces of very fine reel wire, 6.in. long.
5 pieces of cotton wool, each the size of a pea
2 pieces of Stalk wire 8-in. long
Strip of green crepe paper; 8-in. X ~-in ... for Leaves
Preparation of Materials
Take the strip of pale green crepe paper, 6-in. X I-in., and fold into two eqllal parts, hy dotted lines (Fig. 114, wilich is half si2e); then fold into three equal parts by the dotted lines (Fig. I IS), and cut through the creases you've just made. Yon k\\'e now 6 pieces of I-in. sq. (Fig J 16). Five of these are for the covering of the berries, one will not be required at all.
Take one piece of cotton wool and put a piece of fine wire over the middle as in the lesson on the Poppy (Fig. 117). Twist the two ends of the wire togethcr (Fig;. 118); cover the cotton wool with the sqnare of p:J!e green crepe paper, and fasten with thread at A (Fig. IIg). Repeat this process to obtain the other four berries.
Fold the strip of green crepe paper, It-in. X 2}-in., into three equal parts by the dotted lines (Fig. 120); then fold into two equal parts by the dotted line (Fig. 12 I), and shape with the scissors by the dotted line; B-C represents a vertical line down the middle of the leaves (Fig. 122).
Take the piece of green crepe paper, 2-in. X 2-in., and fold into two eqnal parts by the dotted line (Fig. 123); then fold into two equal parts by the dotted line (FI';. 124), and shape with the scissors by the dotted line (Fig. 125). D-E represents a vertical line down the middle of the leaves.
Making-up of Plant
Cover one end of the piece of stalk wire, 8-in. long, with the strip of green crepe paper in the proper way, for about an inch (Fig. 126). Bend as shown at F in Fig. 127.
Place one of the small leaves on one side of this stalk, nearly at the top, and wrap the strip of paper round the leaf and stalk once. Place another small leaf on the opposite side; wrap the stalk down one inch, and make a bend in the wire at G (Fig. 128).
Take the other piece of stalk-wire, 8-in. long, and prepare exactly in the same way as Figs. 126 and 127, with only one leaf. Instead of the other leaf put two of the berries previously prepared, and cover the stalk for the distance of half-an-inch. Bend slightly at H (Fig. 129).
Place these two pieces side by side, and wrap the stalk down another inch. Place the three remaining berries at K, and wrap the stalk another inch (Fig. 130).
Prepare the stalk L in Fig. 131 as Fig. 126 was prepared, using the two larger leaves. Bend back, alia wrap on to the stalk in the same way as the rest of the spray has been fastened together.
Note: This spray can be added to in the same way and made much larger if desired. The above being just a nice size for a lesson, The Mistletoe looks remarkably well when several of these pieces are tied together and hung up
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