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MATERIALS
3 ½"-wide (9cm) paper ribbon in gold
and white
1 ½"wide (4cm) paper ribbon in
pink, white, lavender, and red
Twisted paper ribbon in light pink,
lavender, navy, yellow, and burgundy
18" (45.5cm) 18-gauge paper-covered
floral wires
Floral tape in brown
SPECIALTY TOOLS
Deckle edger
TRY THIS Try crafting white tulips
with deep green leaves, silver tulips with
white leaves for holiday, or pale pastels
for springtime entertaining.

PREPPING PETALS & LEAVES

ATTACHING PETALS & LEAVES, JOINING STEMS

SCRUNCH PLEAT (SINGLE PETAL OR LEAF)

GATHER & WRAP

Begin Scrunch Pleat for single petals by holding one side of the base of a petal
or leaf between your thumb and index finger, and the opposite side of the base
between your other thumb and index finger. Scrunch the sides toward each
other, creating multiple gathers. Press a bit to crease. This technique adds
dimension, creates a thinner base, and a slightly rounded petal. You can prescrunch your petals to condition the paper, and then Scrunch Pleat again as you
attach each one to a stem.

Use Gather and Wrap to attach continuous, cuff, and large single petals. Start by
placing a flower center at the base of one end of a paper strip, supporting both
between thumb and index finger. With your other hand begin gathering the strip of
paper against the stem while rotating the flower slowly as you pinch and wrap the
paper around the stem until you reach the end of the strip. Hold it firmly together
and tightly tape it (to prevent slipping) at the base of the flower center and down
the stem. Continuous petals can be cut into multiple lengths to make attaching
them easier.

STEMS & TAPING TECHNIQUES

FINISHING STEMS

FLORAL TAPING TIPS

Cut a 12" (30.5cm) or longer piece of tape. Holding the stem in one hand, use
your thumb to hold the end of the tape against the stem of flower base. Begin
to twist the stem while firmly but gently stretching the tape with your opposite
hand. Continue down the wire at a slight diagonal, continuing to stretch the tape
as you progress. To finish the end, tape 1/8"-1/4" (3mm-6mm) past the end of
the wire, giving the extra tape a few twists. Then snip the tape just past the wire
to cover sharp edges and prevent unraveling. Score the tape with a fingernail at
the end of the wire.

CUT
Cut a 3" (7.5cm) length of 3 ½" (9cm)
white paper ribbon. Cut a 2 ¾" (7cm)
length of navy twisted paper ribbon;
untwist it completely. Make 5 cuts, ¾
of the way down to make 6 connected
strips. To make the petals: Cut three
4" (10cm) lengths of 3 ½" (9cm)
gold paper ribbon: fold each in a half
lengthwise. Starting 1 ½" (4cm) from
the top of each piece on the unfolded
side, round off top corner with a
deckle edger. Repeat with remaining
pieces to create 3 petals. To make

leaves: Cut a 12" (30.5cm) length of
pink twisted ribbon; untwist completely
and fold in half lengthwise. Starting 1
½" (4cm) from the top of each piece of
the unfolded side, round off top corner
with deckle edger.
BUILD
Secure all layers with floral tape.
1. Roll white paper ribbon lengthwise,
scrunching loosely; bend in half. Center
the wire between the fold, twist paper
around the wire, creating a small loop,

and secure. 2. With navy ribbon, twist
1 strip from the base up toward the
top, leaving the last ½" (13mm) untwisted, to create an abstract stamen;
repeat with remaining 5 sections.
Gather and Wrap around center.
3. Scrunch Pleat base of each gold
petal, attach evenly around center.
Gently round petals by hand. 4. Finish
stem. Scrunch Pleat leaves. Attach 1
leaf 3" (7.5cm) from end of stem, secure, finish remainder of stem with tape.

PROJECT NOTE
Multiple tulips were made from a selection of colorful paper and twisted paper ribbons. We made a smaller bloom using
the following measurements: Petals: 3" (7.5cm) length of 1 ½" (4 cm) paper ribbon. Stamen: 2 ¼" (5.5 cm) in length.
Leaf: 10" (25.5cm) in length. To resemble our arrangement, trim wires to different lengths and vary the curve in your
stems. Anchor stems in containers filled with dry floral foam and cover with fold decorative rocks.

With some practice, floral tape is simple to use. Firmly but gently stretching the
tape as you wrap is crucial to release the adhesive that makes it stick to itself.
With one hand, hold and slowly twist the stem while applying to pressure to the
tape. The opposite hand stretches the tape as you work. Overlap the tape as you
wrap, adding pressure with your fingers to prevent unraveling. Make a few fingernail scores at the end of each length of tape to help it adhere. When building a
flower, keep a small pile of precut 3"-4" (7.5cm-10cm) strips of tape at the ready.

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2

3

4

MATERIALS
3 ½"-wide (9cm) paper ribbon in gold
and white
1 ½"wide (4cm) paper ribbon in
pink, white, lavender, and red
Twisted paper ribbon in light pink,
lavender, navy, yellow, and burgundy
18" (45.5cm) 18-gauge paper-covered
floral wires
Floral tape in brown
SPECIALTY TOOLS
Deckle edger
TRY THIS Try crafting white tulips
with deep green leaves, silver tulips with
white leaves for holiday, or pale pastels
for springtime entertaining.

PREPPING PETALS & LEAVES

ATTACHING PETALS & LEAVES, JOINING STEMS

SCRUNCH PLEAT (SINGLE PETAL OR LEAF)

GATHER & WRAP

Begin Scrunch Pleat for single petals by holding one side of the base of a petal
or leaf between your thumb and index finger, and the opposite side of the base
between your other thumb and index finger. Scrunch the sides toward each
other, creating multiple gathers. Press a bit to crease. This technique adds
dimension, creates a thinner base, and a slightly rounded petal. You can prescrunch your petals to condition the paper, and then Scrunch Pleat again as you
attach each one to a stem.

Use Gather and Wrap to attach continuous, cuff, and large single petals. Start by
placing a flower center at the base of one end of a paper strip, supporting both
between thumb and index finger. With your other hand begin gathering the strip of
paper against the stem while rotating the flower slowly as you pinch and wrap the
paper around the stem until you reach the end of the strip. Hold it firmly together
and tightly tape it (to prevent slipping) at the base of the flower center and down
the stem. Continuous petals can be cut into multiple lengths to make attaching
them easier.

STEMS & TAPING TECHNIQUES

FINISHING STEMS

FLORAL TAPING TIPS

Cut a 12" (30.5cm) or longer piece of tape. Holding the stem in one hand, use
your thumb to hold the end of the tape against the stem of flower base. Begin
to twist the stem while firmly but gently stretching the tape with your opposite
hand. Continue down the wire at a slight diagonal, continuing to stretch the tape
as you progress. To finish the end, tape 1/8"-1/4" (3mm-6mm) past the end of
the wire, giving the extra tape a few twists. Then snip the tape just past the wire
to cover sharp edges and prevent unraveling. Score the tape with a fingernail at
the end of the wire.

CUT
Cut a 3" (7.5cm) length of 3 ½" (9cm)
white paper ribbon. Cut a 2 ¾" (7cm)
length of navy twisted paper ribbon;
untwist it completely. Make 5 cuts, ¾
of the way down to make 6 connected
strips. To make the petals: Cut three
4" (10cm) lengths of 3 ½" (9cm)
gold paper ribbon: fold each in a half
lengthwise. Starting 1 ½" (4cm) from
the top of each piece on the unfolded
side, round off top corner with a
deckle edger. Repeat with remaining
pieces to create 3 petals. To make

leaves: Cut a 12" (30.5cm) length of
pink twisted ribbon; untwist completely
and fold in half lengthwise. Starting 1
½" (4cm) from the top of each piece of
the unfolded side, round off top corner
with deckle edger.
BUILD
Secure all layers with floral tape.
1. Roll white paper ribbon lengthwise,
scrunching loosely; bend in half. Center
the wire between the fold, twist paper
around the wire, creating a small loop,

and secure. 2. With navy ribbon, twist
1 strip from the base up toward the
top, leaving the last ½" (13mm) untwisted, to create an abstract stamen;
repeat with remaining 5 sections.
Gather and Wrap around center.
3. Scrunch Pleat base of each gold
petal, attach evenly around center.
Gently round petals by hand. 4. Finish
stem. Scrunch Pleat leaves. Attach 1
leaf 3" (7.5cm) from end of stem, secure, finish remainder of stem with tape.

PROJECT NOTE
Multiple tulips were made from a selection of colorful paper and twisted paper ribbons. We made a smaller bloom using
the following measurements: Petals: 3" (7.5cm) length of 1 ½" (4 cm) paper ribbon. Stamen: 2 ¼" (5.5 cm) in length.
Leaf: 10" (25.5cm) in length. To resemble our arrangement, trim wires to different lengths and vary the curve in your
stems. Anchor stems in containers filled with dry floral foam and cover with fold decorative rocks.

With some practice, floral tape is simple to use. Firmly but gently stretching the
tape as you wrap is crucial to release the adhesive that makes it stick to itself.
With one hand, hold and slowly twist the stem while applying to pressure to the
tape. The opposite hand stretches the tape as you work. Overlap the tape as you
wrap, adding pressure with your fingers to prevent unraveling. Make a few fingernail scores at the end of each length of tape to help it adhere. When building a
flower, keep a small pile of precut 3"-4" (7.5cm-10cm) strips of tape at the ready.

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