These pretty paper flowers are a great way decorate a summer party.
YOU'LL NEED (FOR 1 FLOWER):
- 4 to 6 brightly colored 9" x 12" envelopes (available at office-supply stores)
- Standard-size hole punch
- Double-sided tape
- Cut flaps off all envelopes.
- Lay one envelope flat so that shorter side is parallel to edge of table and open end is away from you. Use a ruler to find midpoint of top edge (open end) and of each long (12") edge; mark with a pencil. Draw an arc connecting each side dot to dot at top. Cut along lines. Shape should now resemble a pointy petal. Using this envelope as your template, cut three to five additional envelopes (in same color) into petal shapes.
- Use punch to make holes at midpoint of bottom (closed) edge of each envelope.
- Attach envelopes to one another by placing an envelope on a flat surface, petals pointing away from you. Position a 2" to 3" piece of double-sided tape parallel to edge nearest you, but not obstructing hole. Stack a second envelope on top, lining up edges of petals. Repeat until all envelopes are taped together in a stack, with petals facing same direction.
- Thread a 5" to 6" piece of monofilament through holes and tie loosely in a knot. Trim excess.
- Gently pull first and last envelope in opposite directions to form a circle. Use tape to secure first and last envelopes together.
- Punch hole in top of a petal and string with monofilament to hang.