Fabulously Floral!!

Here is Diwali – Series 2, a fun project on Carnations.

Many people don’t like carnations, but I love them despite the fact that they don’t have  fragrance. May be because I haven’t seen many in my life. The best ones usually are from North-east part of India.

Anyways, they are my favorite and today I have a tutorial on how you can make them with Kitchen paper towels.

They can be used to decorate as table center-piece with Diwali thali and diyas, Diwali wreath with some paper diya cut outs and LED tea lights  or jus stick them on to your home accent wall.  They would be perfect and add style to any room 🙂


Aren’t they gorgeous!!

So lets get started  and see what you need :

Kitchen paper towels (VIVA/Scott brand) for 1 flower=2 towels

Water colors of your choice

Normal or design edge scissors 

Stapler and a pencil

Step 1 : Take 2 kitchen paper towels, fold them twice and staple together(in the center)


Step 2 : Lay a grocery/plastic bag and place the folded paper towels. Mix watercolor of your choice with water(1/10 ratio). Use a brush or a spoon and start from center. Pour enough, making sure it bleeds through all layers.


Step 3: Let them dry overnight( close to 6 hours). Use a bowl or any other object that helps in drawing a circle. I used a design edge scissors to get the natural look of petals.Starting from center crumple up the first layer and repeat with each layer(16 times).

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And you have fabulous flowers in solid or multi-color, ready to use for any occasion 🙂


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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