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).
And you have fabulous flowers in solid or multi-color, ready to use for any occasion 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.