Simple way to make your festive decor last longer – faux DIY paper marigold flowers. 5 minute craft tutorial to make these simple DIY marigold flower garland to adorn your doorway or tablescape this festive season.
The Indian festive season has been wrapped up for this year but I can keep posting my tutorials forever 😛 We had a quick and unplanned vacation to Kerala for Diwali, so all the posts I made ready were left in the pipeline as I holidayed! This will be the last in the series of Diwali/Indian festive decor ideas before I wrap them up to give way for Christmas crafts 🙂 Presenting to you DIY faux paper marigold flowers tutorial! Marigold flower or Genda phool ( in hindi) or samanthi ( known in south India) is an inseparable part of pooja thaalis and festive decors. The flower has a very strong smell that screams festival and that cannot be replicated 😛 but the flower for sure can be.
Materials required to make Faux DIY paper marigold flowers :
- Crepe/tissue paper in shades orange/saffron/yellow and green
- Craft scissors with zig zag edges ( I have used faber castell crafts scissors)
- ribbon and glue ( for making garland)
How to make Faux DIY paper marigold flowers :
Again this time I have a video tutorial and I am sharing the link below. Nevertheless, here are the instructions on how to make these paper marigold flower – they are so easy that you can make a bunch of them in 5 minutes !
- Start by folding your crepe/tissue paper into square shape so that you have atleast 8-10 paper layers. Mark a circle with help of a template maybe a lid or so and cut out the circle with the help of scissors.
- You can use normal scissors to cut out the circle but if you have noticed a marigold flower, the petal edges are are tattered and so for a real life feel, you can use zig zag edged craft scissors.
- Staple the set of circles at the center so that they dont get misaligned during the next step.
- Cut out wide fringes on the circle, not too deep till the center but shallow at the edges to resemble petals. Once you have finished, you need to separate the layers one by one and crumple them to the center so that the flower becomes a ball. Literally – you have to make a ball 😛
- Cut out green sheet in shape of leaves and stick to the bottom of the flower.
- For making a garland, I made two sets of such flowers – a set of saffron marigolds (big) and a set of yellow marigolds (small) . Take a ribbon and stick them in pattern of your choice and there you have a pretty thoran that will adorn your doorway for a long time 🙂
Did you like these paper marigold flowers ? Don’t forget to browse through the many other festive craft tutorials on my blog 🙂