Pop-Up Paper Bouquet

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2009

Tools and Materials
5-inch "Westminster" honeycomb-paper bells
9-inch "Westminster" honeycomb-paper bells
(4 to 5 bells in each color; each bell yields up to 3 flowers)
Glue stick
Double-sided tape
Cloth-wrapped floral-wire stems

Pop-Up Paper Bouquet How-To
1. Remove cardboard backing from both sides of each bell, and snip off the two tabs that have staples. Cut bell into petal shapes

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2. Rub a glue stick along the straight edge of the petal (indicated in the photo by the dotted lines) to create a thick layer of glue; glue petal to floral wire.

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3. While glue is still wet, open up the petal to create a full bloom and secure flower shut with glue. Continue to make tissue flowers in various shapes and sizes until you have enough for a full bouquet. Let dry before arranging. Our bouquet has about 20 blooms.

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