We’re closing out a wonderful year with lots of festive greens and paper flowers! Yes, It’s already December and Christmas is right around the corner. Naturally, my favorite part about hosting for the holidays is creating something homemade to make our loved ones feel right at home. Enjoy these magnolia paper flower holiday place settings with just a few easy steps! –Rachael
Cream Crepe Paper
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
Liquid Gold Leaf and Paint Brush
Cream Cardstock and Gold Pen
Here’s how to make the magnolias:
Step 1 + 2. Cut out six large petals using your cream crepe paper, stretch the paper grain to form a deep, bowl shape. Place hot glue at the bottom of three large petals and adhere them, as outlined in the diagram below.
Step 3 + 4. Fold the bottoms of the three remaining large petals, to provide a deeper bowl shape and a little bit more body then the last.
Step 5. Hot glue the three new petals on top of the original three large petals, alternating to form a flower shape.
Step 6 + 7. Cut three small petals using your cream crepe paper, stretch the paper grain to form a deep, bowl shape. Just like your large petals, fold the bottoms of your small petals to provide a deeper bowl shape and give them a little bit more body!
Step 8. Glue the small petals on top of the large petals, alternating where the last petals were placed.
Step 9 + 10. Cut out one bud, using your cream crepe paper. Stretch the paper grain of your bud to form a smooth square.
Step 11. Scrunch a small piece of scrap paper into a tight ball. Adhere your the scrap paper ball on top of your polystyrene sphere with a dab of hot glue. Cover the polystyrene sphere using your bud square, twisting the excess crepe paper at the bottom. Paint the bud gold using liquid gold leaf. Once dry, trim the bottom of the bud.
Step 12. Place hot glue at the bottom of the bud and adhere to the center of your flower!
To create the name tags simply trace your leaf shape found in your Magnolia pattern onto cream cardstock. Write the names of your guests with gold ink, then cut and place inside your paper magnolia.
Photo Credits: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper