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 How to Make Paper Flowers > TULIP

Materials required
Strip of red crepe paper, 10 inches x 3 1/2 for petals
Piece of yellow crepe paper, 1 1/2 inches square for the pistil
Piece of brown tissue paper, 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch for the stamens
Piece of green crepe paper, 8 inches x 2 inches for the leaves
Piece of green crepe paper, 7 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches for the leaves
Piece of green crepe paper, 7 inches x 1 inch for the leaves
Piece of wire, 8 inches long for the stalk
Strip of pale green crepe paper, 8 inches x 3/4 inches for the stalk



Preparation of Materials
Cut the strip of red crepe paper, 10 inches x 3 1/2, into two equal lengths, by the dotted line (Fig. 98. which is half size). No.1. piece represents three petals, and No. II. other three petals.



Fold No. I. piece into three equal parts, by the dotted lines A and B (Fig. 99), and then fold into two equal parts by the dotted line C (Fig. 100).



In (Fig. 101), D-D represents a vertical fold down the middle of the petals. Cut into shape with scissors through the dotted line.

Repeat this process with No. II. piece of paper.



Fold the strip of brown tissue paper, 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch by the dotted line from E to F (Fig. 102), open out, cut up with scissors as far as G-G, five times, to obtain the six necessary stamens (Fig. 103).

Leaves
Take the three strips of green crepe paper, 8 inches x 2 inches, 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and 7 x 1 inch and fold each piece into two equal parts, by the dotted lines H-J, and K (Fig. 104). Cut the three into shape with scissors, by the dotted lines, to obtain desired shape. L-L (Fig. 105) represents the central line of each leaf.



How to assemble the parts of the tulip
Roll the strip of yellow crepe paper 1 1/2 inches square from M to N (Fig. 106).

Wrap the stalk-wire twice ronnd one end of this roll at 0 (Fig. 107); then wrap the strip of stamens round this, and hold in place with a few twists of thread at P (Fig. 108).



Place No. 1. petal at the side, and twist the thread round a few times to keep it there (Fig. 109). Add No. II. petal so as to partly overwrap No. I. (Fig. 11O), and place No. III. petal in the empty space. Put your thumbs inside each petal and press outwards at the base to give the shape shown in Fig. 111.

The other three petals fit immediately over the joinings of the first three. Put the thumbs inside the three outer petals and press outwards at the base to give the proper shape.



Wrap the stalk with strip of pale green crepe paper for 4 inches, then place the smallest leaf at the side, Q, where the wrappings of the stalk ceases, and hold in place with a few twists of thread (Fig 112). Continue wrapping the stalk for another inch and place the medium leaf opposite the smallest one.

Wrap the stalk for another inch, and place the largest leaf over the smallest and opposite to the medium one. Wrap the stalk to the end, and draw the ends of the leaf slightly over the thumbs to give them the necessary curve. Fig. 113 shows the finished flower.

Arrange in a vase alone, or put into a cane plant pot, or fancy pot of any kind, holding in place with dried green moss.





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