Easter is the first among Christian holidays in the life of a believer. A wonderful symbol of Easter are flowers. Therefore, the best decoration for the table is Ekibana made of paper flowers, which is made by hand. To do this, we need the following:
- Plain foil
- Corrugated paper in different colors.
- Clay "Titan".
- Satin ribbons are white, gold.
- Beads of gold, or silver color.
So, let's start by cutting a 5x5 cm foam square. Now we cut a 6x6 cm square from cardboard, which we glue along the edges on all sides with a thin gold ribbon. Glue cardboard to the base of the foam with glue. And the foam itself is glued on four sides with a decorative white ribbon. In this way, the base for the Ekibana is ready.
Flowers and buds
The beauty of handmade is that you can easily choose exactly the colors that prevail in the room. Therefore, it is worthwhile to decide in advance what kind of corrugated paper is worth buying by color. Definitely need green paper for leaves and trunks. I picked up four colors for my gamut - white, brown, yellow and red.
In order to cut the petals out of paper, we will first make two basic petal patterns which we can later use to make all the flowers. These are two types of petals of different sizes 5x3.5 cm and 2.5x4 cm. Next, cut the paper into strips to fit the patterns.
But first you need to make a basis for giving the flowers volume. To do this, we wind a small piece of cotton wool on a toothpick greased at the end with glue, and put a square of foil on top. At the bottom, we squeeze the foil to the level of a toothpick, fix it, and now you can begin to glue the petals on such a basis.
1 row - paste two small petals opposite each other. Glue them with the tops overlapping each other on one side and in the opposite direction on the other side.
2nd row - we also paste two small petals similar to the first row, we only arrange these leaves from opposite sides.
3rd row - glue three small petals and do the same with them as in the previous rows.
4th row - take four small petals. All the same.
5 row - go to the big template. Glue two petals opposite each other.
6 row - take three petals.
7 row - four.
8 row - we begin to stick beautiful curled leaves in stages on each other in a circle. About 4 pieces in this row. We pre-prepare the leaves, twist it with a toothpick on both sides, turn it over and, on the other side below, in the place of attachment to the base, stretch it in the middle.
9 row - gluing another 5 pieces. Further, at will, you can continue the ranks.
We also make buds like flowers, the only thing we finish is on the 6th-7th row. Glue green leaves to the bottom of the bud. Wrap a green paper around the barrel.
In total, about 13 flowers and 2 to 4 buds will be required to decorate the table.
From a gold ribbon, you can make such jewelry on a toothpick.
Now that all the flowers are done, it's time to nicely set them in a foam square. Distribute jewelry from gold ribbons, and you can also decorate flower leaves with silver beads.
The final touch, we make a bow from a white ribbon with long stripes, on which we paste Easter stickers. They can be purchased at the needlework store. We also glue the bow to a long wooden stick and stick it into the foam. Ekibana is ready for the holiday.
It is probably impossible to imagine the beauty and fragrance without delicate flowers, the sprouts of which sometimes have incredible power to break even through asphalt, which symbolizes the power of nature.