A nice alternative centerpiece
I tried (and failed) to make a paper flower like Paranora's so then I was motivated to try a different route. I found a pattern from Martha Stewart online for paper roses and kind of went from there..
Here's the link to Martha's project:
I tried using the template she gave, but after a while it just seemed easier to fold the coffee filters in quarters and then sort of cut the edges off. Maybe in time I will make some more and take step by step photos....
The tight wrapping of the floral tape is important - it helps give it the rose shape.
Katie M. posted this project as a creation without steps
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