Seaside Serenity Craft - Making Paper Lavender Inspired by Alderney

Are you ready to make something beautiful? We’re going to learn how to create paper lavender that looks like the special sea Lavender flowers from Alderney. These pretty flowers grow along the shore and we’re going to use simple things you have at home to make our own paper Lavender that reminds us of Alderney’s seaside charm.

Sea Lavender from Alderney has tiny purple flowers all bunched together. We’re going to learn how to make those flowers out of paper. You don’t need to be an expert at crafting to do this. We’ll take it step by step, and soon you’ll have your very own paper lavender that looks like the real thing. It’s a bit like a magic trick where paper turns into flowers!

Imagine the seashore on Alderney where the sea lavender grows. By making paper Lavender, we can have a piece of this special island in our home. So, grab your things for crafting, find a cozy spot, and let’s start making our own sea Lavender-inspired paper flowers. It’s going to be fun!

Materials Needed:

  • Paper ( Purple and Green)
  • Crepe Paper (Green)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wooden Skewer

Step 1

Take a 2.5 x 28 cm of purple color paper and fold it in half.

Step 2

Open the paper and apply glue to the lengthwise edges. Avoid applying glue to the entire surface. Now fold the paper again so edges can stick together.

Step 3

After that fold the paper strip in half and cut small slits on the paper as showing below. Make sure to create even cuts on the paper so the petals of Lavender will look uniform and realistic. You can also mark the paper using a pencil.

Step 4

Now, apply a thin layer of glue to the edge of the paper strip. Then, place a wooden skewer on the paper. Start rolling the strip around the skewer, overlapping each layer slightly. Continue rolling until the strip is completely wrapped around the skewer. Once the strip is wrapped, secure it in place with a dab of glue.

Step 5

Cut a 1cm-wide strip of green crepe paper. Then, wrap the strip around the wooden skewer. Once the stem is completely covered, secure it in place with a dab of glue.

Step 6

To create realistic-looking leaves for your paper Lavender flower, first cut a piece of green paper measuring 5 x 6 cm. Then, make zigzag cuts along the paper, starting at one end and working your way to the other.

Step 7

To attach the leaves to the flower stem, first apply a small amount of glue to the back of each leaf. Then, carefully position the leaves around the stem, overlapping them slightly. Once the leaves are in place, press them down firmly to secure them in place.

Step 8

Make a bunch of Lavender flowers in different shades of purple to make it look more beautiful!


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