Tulip Easter Basket Tutorial with Anita

 

Hello Everyone:

Anita here with a fun tutorial for putting together Lori’s fun 3D Flower Tulip which you can find here in her SVG Shop and here in the Silhouette Design Store.  My dear friend Kathy loves the Cadbury Cream Egg candies so I made this for her.  I bought a basket at Target and decorated it with Lori’s Echo Park collection called Celebrate Easter.  I used the patterned paper for the flowers and leaves and the stickers and enamel dots to decorate the basket.  Such a cute collection!

Here are the items that you are going to need for your project.  I also used some florists foam which I cut to fit into the basket, Zip Dry Glue, some Scotch tape and a pair of wire cutters.

First, fold your flower pieces along the score line so that the fold makes a valley on the flower petal.

Glue two of the pieces together on to form the left and right petals.

Add the third petal and you’re ready to add the wire.

I cut my wire 16 inches long and then folded it in half. The flowers are two inches tall and my basket had foam and needed a 2 inch clearance to reach the top of the basket.  I added four inches to allow for them to stand up and that is how I arrived at the 16″long, 8″ folded measurement.

I flipped the tulip petal group over and taped on the wire.  This seemed to hold better than glue.

I added the remaining 2 tulip petals, for a total of 5 for each tulip.  You are now ready to wrap the wire.

For the samples in the shop, Lori used floral tape to wrap her tulip stem.  I decided to use washi tape which had the same pattern as the leaves.  I wrapped the whole stem to the bottom.

Once I finished wrapping the stem I added one leaf at a time with some wet adhesive and nestled the second leaf into the first.

I then wrapped some washi tape around the bottom of the leaves to hide where they come out of the stem.

Here is a close up of the basket with my completed flowers.  These tulips were so quick and easy to make!  I hope that you have a chance to check out Lori’s SVG Shop to see what other adorable Easter items she has created.

Hugs,

Anita

 

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