Something to make and brighten up your world

A wonderful way to spruce up your windows and keep mindful during lockdown

Usher in the warmer months by getting hands-on and crafty to produce something bright, pretty and colourful enough to keep those clouds at bay! Here at Attic, we made this paper flower garland to hang in our window and remind us that the winter always comes to an end and soon it will be summer again!

Flower garland from Attic

What you will need:
  • Tissue paper
  • Twine
  • Scissors
Instructions:
1. Choose your piece of tissue paper and fold in half, then into thirds. Fold in half again along the long edge. Round off the corners with a pair of scissors to make a semicircle at each end.
Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 1
2. Cut into four pieces of three sections along the fold lines as pictured
Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 2
3. Fold back and forth in 1cm increments and bind in the middle with approximately 5cm of twine.
Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 3
4. Spread the petals, gently pulling them and bending them into shape one by one. Run your thumb along the outer edge of the petals to give them a subtle upwards curve.
Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 4Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 4
Making paper flower garlands with Attic - Step 4
5. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each flower until you have twelve (you can vary the colour for a dappled effect.
6. Tie four flowers to a 50cm length of twine and repeat until you have three strings with four flowers each.
7. Tie each string to another length for your garland (you can make this as long as you wish.
Paper flower garland from Attic