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Tuesday Tip: Flower Vines

May 31, 2011


Flower Vines By Karen Shady


Materials required:
1 pack of Kaisercraft paper blooms (must have wire stems).
Paper leaves with wire stems
Florist wire, florist tape, skewer, wire cutters.

1.    You need to have all your supplies ready, and on hand before beginning this project.


2.    Take 3 pieces of florist wire approximately 10-15cm in length, and wrap the top half of each around the skewer to form the tendrils.


3.    Begin with one of your tendrils, just below where the spiral stops, place the start of the florist tape, on a slight angle, and begin to twist it around the wire


4.    After a few twists, introduce one of the flowers, and repeat the twisting until the flower is secure, then add a leaf.  TIP: stretch the florist tape slightly while twisting, it will hold better on the wire

5.    Repeat this process, adding leaves, flowers and tendrils until happy with the overall look. Continue the florist tape to the end of the wire, and cut the end.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Vicki May 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    S T U N N I N G Karen:)

  • Reply Kirsty May 31, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Reply Ramona Barrry May 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Karen Shady does it again. good grief! so so so so clever.

  • Reply Nerrida May 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Love this idea – who needs Prima (LOL)

  • Reply AdrianaB May 31, 2011 at 10:51 am

    great idea thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply pearl May 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    gorgeous flowers! thanks for sharing! i love working with wire too. i recently worked on a project wrapping wire around a skewer too as tv antennas! great minds think alike! :)

  • Reply Al Hannah May 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Wow Karen, you are so clever … that’s amazing. The flowers look gorgeous! You think you could make me some :) x

  • Reply Facebook User May 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    They look fabulous!! TFS :)

  • Reply Lesley May 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    these are brilliant.

  • Reply Evgenia Petzer May 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    super cute idea!

  • Reply Facebook User May 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    awww, thanks everyone for the ‘ego boost’ :) LOL Ramona, you always make me giggle :) AL !! as if you arent brilliant already, and could make these standing on your head :)

  • Reply Debbie Marcinkiewicz June 1, 2011 at 12:22 am

    FAB tutorial … thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply Alanna June 1, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Ooooh… fabulous!

    Where do you buy these said materials? The florist?

  • Reply Facebook User June 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Alanna….. the materials can be purchased at spotlight or lincraft :) ….. the flowers are Kaisercraft, and the leaves are just from my LSS… any leaves will do, as long as they have wire stems :)

  • Reply Sandra Scott March 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for this tutorial Karen, I’ve just recently purchased some of these flowers and the tendrils make such a difference to the overall look. I will definitely try these.

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