Do you have 5 minutes to spare? If so, you can make a beautiful paper flower. All you need is a piece of yarn, scissors, and a few cupcake liners…. oh and my tutorial, which I have adapted from an amazing book, Paper Made by Kayte Terry.
Start by taking a stack of 3-6 cupcake liners. Make two small slits in the bottom of the liners.
Next, take a piece of yarn and thread it through the two slits as shown below.
Separate the liners, layer by layer. Give each layer a slight twist to make the flower full.
Tie the ends of the yarn into a knot. You can cut the excess yarn off, or if you plan on wrapping a gift, keep the yarn long. For a gift that I recently wrapped, I took the yarn and wrapped it around the gift multiple times.
You might notice that instead of wrapping paper, I used butcher paper, which had been splattered with yellow paint from an earlier craft project. Reduce, reuse, recycle is my motto. Plus, I like the juxtaposition of the harsh butcher paper, the yellow paint splotches, and the delicate paper flower attached with yarn.