- A wire hanger
- Small piece of Cardboard
- Glue (I used E6000, as I do for everything, but if you don't have that I would recommend a hot glue gun. You can get E6000 at any craft stores as well as Wal Mart. The only catch is that you actually need to be 18+ to buy it)
- A book you don't need/like/want (Or in my case...a book I happened to have a 2nd copy of)
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutter
I got kind of annoyed, because all I could think was "I've been drawing for 10 years! Why can't I draw a simple, stupid flower?!". But I had to find what worked for me, and I was being quite a perfectionist about it. It still didn't turn out perfectly, but why should it? No flower is perfect.
Affix them all so none of the petals match up, then staple 'em right in the middle (I did it twice, making an "X" with the staples"
So now your staple will be showing. I made a really quick cut out of some 'stamen' to glue on top of the staples. I basically cut out a piece of paper with 6 longer "legs" that were thinner and smaller than the flower. I didn't take a picture of this, but you should be able to see it on the finished thing.
So After you've glued that on the staple, glue the entire flower on top of the cardboard/hanger. Let it dry, then ruffle up the feathers. What I did was fold the petals lengthwise, and pushed them up around the "base" of the petal.
And there you are! A wonderful anytime present, or just a present to yourself to finally stop losing your keys ;)