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Make your paper flowers last forever with this easy technique. The perfect way to preserve your paper DIY wedding bouquet.

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Step 1: See the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Glaze Coat Epoxy Resin

18 gage wire

Wire cutters

3 1/2" x 3 1/2" colored office paper

Clothespins

Hot glue gun

White school glue

Yarn or twine

Step 3: Here's How

1. Fold the square in half on the diagonal to form a triangle

2. Fold the left and right corners up to meet the top point and form a square

3. Fold the front points out so each outer edge lines up with the edge of the square

4. Unfold the last fold then open each side up into a pocket and flatten each pocket out along the crease lines you just made, to form a kite shape

5. Fold the tip of each kite shape forward along the line of the edge of the paper to form a triangle

6. Fold the lower edge of each side up along the existing crease

7. Add a thin layer of glue along one of the front flaps

8. Use a clothespin to hold them together until the glue dries

9. Continue making 5 petals for each flower

Step 4:

10. Glue groups of 2 and 3 together and let dry

11. Glue the sets of 2 and 3 together to create a complete flower

12. Add hot glue to the end of a 12" piece of wire

13. Insert the wire into the center of the flower to create a stem

14. Mix the Glaze Coat in a container large enough to dip the flowers

15. Dip the flowers in the Glaze Coat and hang to dry on a mini clothesline

*Make sure you have plenty of newspaper under the clothesline to catch the dripping Glaze Coat

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    nancyjaneyoung

    1 year ago

    Mark, This is amazing!! Forget about the resin aspect of these flowers for a minute. Your instructable is the first of many searches which finally explained the origami folds for making this flower! Excellent, clear instructions. Thank you. I am going to peek at your other instructables.

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    FayeT1

    3 years ago

    Mark: LOVE your channel. Did you know you can make "turquoise" out of dried potatoes too. They look so real. Faye

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    kathynv

    3 years ago

    Much easier than I originally thought, and the product comes out rather nicely. Thanks for posting this one, which is a good use for that older resin that's beginning to yellow.

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    cowgirl22

    3 years ago

    really funny:-)