My Mum used make lots of paper flowers when our family was living in the Malaysia. They were very small, like blossom. These watercolour paper flowers, are a lot bigger, but they do remind me of hers.

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To make watercolour paper flowers you will need:

watercolour paper flowers

  • Watercolours
  • Paintbrush
  • Watercolour paper
  • Thin wire
  • Washi tape

Start by tearing up the watercolour paper into small pieces, these will make the petals. You can round off the edges if you wish, but I do think they look really rustic just being torn.

Paint each petal, fading from one end to the other to create an ombre effect.

Once each petal has dried use the wire to poke holes in them.

Next create a small loop at one end of the wire, this will keep the petals in place.

watercolour paper flowers

Thread your petals onto the wire, adding layers until you are satisfied.  Make sure to arrange them so that every petal can be seen.

Secure them into place by wrapping some tape around the base of the flowers.

If you have any yellow washi tape, screw a little bit up and sticking it to the middle of the flower.

Once you have enough flower you can arrange them in vase for flowers that will last all year long.

If you enjoyed these watercolour paper flowers be sure to check out my natural paintbrushes and pull string art.

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Watercolour paper flowers

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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