Here is the finished picture with a few gift cards attached. Saved on the flowers and bought her a few gift cards which she was thrilled with.
After you have folded it you will die the tissue paper and then wait, wait and wait some more to dry. I did use the heat gun to speed along the process but I let part of it dry overnight.
Once that is done you will need to add a tie in the middle. I used a light wire to tie the middle.
You pull up each layer of the tissue paper up to the center from each side. This flower ended up not having enough folds and tissue paper so it didn't make it into the bouquet.
Here are a few other samples of flowers;
This was one of my favorites and ended up being quite large but a great focal flower for the center of the bouquet.
To finish off the flowers I attached flowers stems by using the leftover wire on the center. I sprayed some tissue paper to create my wrapping on the bottom of the bouquet. I stamped on the gift card holder with some sentiments telling her how proud we were of her accomplishments.
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