It's been a while since we've done something crafty at the Girls' Room, so we figured, what better way to restart our DIY weekends than prepping for Halloween? Halloween is a festive day observed on the 31st day on October. It was originated from the Scottish term for the evening before All Hallows' Day, otherwise known as the All Hallow's Eve. It is now celebrated by several countries, including our own, and we celebrate by decorating our places with spooky bits and bobs, dress up in scary costumes, and even go trick-or-treating.
For this project, we are going to turn ordinary crepe paper flowers into a creepy-looking decor that is perfect for the upcoming Halloween. What's great about this simple-yet-fun-filled project is that it costs less than 100 pesos!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- A pack of orange crepe paper
- A pack of black crepe paper
- Decor wires (got these from the scrapbooking section of National Bookstore)
- A pair of scissors
HOW TO DO IT:
1. SNIP, SNIP, STACK
Cut your crepe papers into 10 in. x 10 in. squares. The ratio for this particular flower was two (2) black crepe paper is to one (1) orange crepe paper. Stack these pieces together making sure that the orange one is in between the black squares.
If you want to add more volume, just add more papers but making sure that it is proportionate to the 2:1 ratio. E.g. 4:2; 6:3; etc.
2. FOLD 'EM
Once stacked, do a one-inch fold like how you would make a paper fan - accordion style - until you reach the other end.
It should look something similar to the one below after folding. See the paper fan-like form?
3. TWIST AND TURN
Take your decor wire and secure the middle portion of the folded paper. The wire will act as the stem for this flower.
Trim the edges to make it round and create half-inch or one-inch slits towards the middle. Do this on both sides.
5. BLOOMING FLOWERS
Gently unfold one side of the flower and delicately separate the layers from each other. Repeat procedure for the other side. Crumple the paper into the form you wish.
Once all the steps are completed, it should look something like this. I must say it looks perfect for a Halloween party! You can place it together with your other creepy accessories like how we did in our little set-up.
If you like this tutorial or have suggestions, please feel free to let us know by commenting below or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org You're also very much welcome to share your Halloween Flower creations to us by tagging us on Twitter (@atthegirlsroom) or Instagram (@thegirlsroomonline). We can't wait to hear from you!