I’m so delighted to be partnering with Cath Kidston for a special Mother’s Day craft today. For Mother’s Day, Cath Kidston have created a beautiful series of tutorials, that you can recreate with your family and give to your mum or special person as a present. On the Cath Kidston blog you will find instructions for a patchwork cushion, a fabric rosette and the paper hydrangeas that we will be showing you.
I knew straight away that it would be a lovely opportunity for Holly and I to spend some bonding time together, and what’s nicer than a bit of mother and daughter (or son!) time? It’s such a lovely idea and we are thrilled to be joining in.
From the outset this looked like a complicated make; the flowers are very pretty and delicate looking but once we got going I think we did quite well and it was much easier than I first thought.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Strong card
- Doublette crepe paper in the colour of your choice (petals)
- Tacky glue
- Floral wire – 20 gauge
- Wire cutters
- Green florist’s crepe and 40gsm crepe (stems and centres)
First of all, you need to make a petal and leaf template with your card.
Cut a thin strip of crepe paper about 0.5cm thick and 10cm long against the grain of the paper and stretch between your fingers (1). To form the centre of the flower, glue and wrap the paper around the end of the floral wire to form a rounded shape at the top that’s about 3mm thick (2 – 4).
Cut four petals from doublette crepe, making sure the grain of the paper runs with the height of the template you are using (5). Apply a scraping of glue at the cut ends of each petal and glue them around the centre of the flower at 90° to each other, overlapping as you go (6 & 7). The centre of the flower should be just peeking above the bottom of the petal (8).
You can then go on to cut petals and glue them onto the wire stems if you want your flowers to have leaves but we thought they looked just as nice without.
Holly and I were really proud of our crafting achievement and this beautiful little bunch of hydrangeas now sits proudly on my desk to remind me of a perfect morning spent crafting and talking with my daughter.
*Thank you very much to Cath Kidston for supplying us with the crafting materials, we were honoured to partner with such an iconic brand here on the blog.