Today I made this delightful bloom:
From the lids of these plastic cups:
Want to DIY? The only ingredients you will need are one plastic cup, four cup lids and scissors. Here goes!
Trim three of the lids in graduated sizes, like so:
Flip the lids inside out. They rumple beautifully! When nested, they become the body of the flower.
For the flower center, cut a long rectangular slice from a plastic cup:
Then trim the rectangle to look like a weird, elongated fork, as in the picture below:
In the same way you would curl a ribbon, use scissors to curl each 'tine.'
Note: the longer the tines, the fuller the curls.
Final step: poke the curled fork-thingy down through the nested lids.
Stick it in a bud vase with some silk leaves, and whee! Isn't it nifty?!
Would you say it's a rose, or more of a peony?
I like the crystalline clear version, but check out this coppery variation...
To make that one, I just hit each petal with a little 'zzzzt' of metallic spray paint before assembling the fleur. I only spritzed enough for partial paint coverage, so some of the light shines through the petals.
That's the tute - hope you liked it. See ya!