This ball style was also used to make the white table decorations for my wedding and for the bouquets (using different sized flowers).
- paper of choice
-guillotine (a steady hand, scissors and a ruler)
about 3 hours all up. It took me a little less time but I was pretty practised at folding the ball which is the most time consuming part.
Step 1: Step One: Making a Petal
There are FIVE (5) petals in a flower and SIX (6) flowers in half/ball, or in the fascinator.
The size of the squares you need is dependant on the size of the flower ball you want. For this fascinator, I used 5cm squares.
You will need THIRTY (30) squares. Obviously, you can use whatever paper style you want.
Cut the squares and then begin the folding process. Use a mountainfold to make a triangle.
Fold the bottom points in to the top point to make a diamond shape.
Fold the flaps into kite shapes and flatten.
Fold the top of the kite so that it becomes a triangle shape.
Fold the kites in half.
Roll the folded edges together.
At this stage you can use any adhesive you like. I've used a glue gun for most of mine but I have also used a tape runner or double sided tape. which worked just as well.
If you're unsure at this point, feel free the secured with a bobby pin or paper clip to have a look.