This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michaels.
Having a little girl means I get the opportunity to put together fun play dates and parties filled all things girly. Today I’m excited to share garden party play date I put together for her and her friends.
I’ve always enjoyed making paper flowers for home décor and party tablescapes. I recently made giant paper flowers for a tablescape that I’m in love with! Have you seen the new Big Bloom paper flowers available at Michaels? It’s part of their Recollections brand and come in a variety of colors. These paper flowers are HUGE! They’re perfect for hanging on walls or creating a party backdrop with. I used the flowers to create a paper flower centerpiece. The table table runner was made with a long sheet of moss (moss table runner also from Michaels) and flowers in various sizes.
The paper flower kit comes with everything you need to make big blooms. Each petal has a slit on the bottom that allows you to overlap the pieces. The kit comes with tape, but I knew I wanted something sturdier so that I could reuse the flowers in my daughter’s room. Therefore I used a small dab of hot glue on each petal then slightly overlapped the bottom. By doing this your flower will resemble the shape and curves of a real flower.
For each flower there are 9 large, 6 medium, and four small petals. Each flower also has a circle that you glue the petals on and a centerpiece. You simply glue the large petals around the circle first, and then work your way down with the small petals. Finish the flower with your fringed center and you’re done!
These are super simple to make and look beautiful. After using them as a table centerpiece I hung them on the wall in my daughter’s room. I can definitely see myself reusing them for a party backdrop for her birthday this summer. Another great idea for the Big Bloom flowers is to hang them up in a baby nursery.