After making our daffodils, Juliet and I were inspired by the tulips growing in our garden.
The key ingredient was a piece of a styrofoam egg carton--it was the perfect thing to give our tulip its shape. I cut out some rounded red petals from tissue paper, and we used our trusty mod podge. (Love that stuff.)
We just put some mod podge on the cup and placed petals all around it. Easy for adults and kids.
I just kept layering the petals till I was satisfied with the look.
Next I tackled the inside. Same thing--just pasted and layered till it looked right.
Here's an inside shot.
After the flowers were dry, we punched a pipe cleaner through the middle. ( I used a black and a green one to make the stem and stamen? (Is that what it's called?)
To finish, I twisted it underneath to secure.
Cheery and fun!
Anyone know of any good tulip books? I don't have one right now....but I'm on the hunt!
I'm happy for you to use my tutorial, use one photo and link back to my site, and even share photos of your finished work on your own blog, however, please do not recreate my tutorial on your own blog--thank you!