The forget-me-not is a spring flower that is petite and beautiful. They grow in shades of pink, white and blue, but are best known for their blue blossoms and can add a splash of colour to a party celebration, wedding or christening.
We have created a floristry crepe forget-me-not craft idea, complete with forget-me-not PDF template, perfect for boutonnieres and corsages, maybe even as an embellishment on crackers or gifts.
There are all kinds of legends that surround the forget-me-not. Some people speak of a legend that deals with a knight and his lady. The two went for a walk along the river bank where he picked her some flowers, but as he bent over to pick them he overbalanced and fell into the water. As he drowned, he threw the flowers to the woman that he loved and asked her to “forget me not”.
Take a look below for inspiration.
You will need:
1: Print and cut out the forget-me-not PDF template. We cut 5 x petals from light blue floristry crepe paper, 1 x flower centre from yellow floristry crepe paper and 5 x stamen from white floristry crepe paper.
2: Roll the flower centre with the jagged edge at the top. Arrange the white stamen around the centre and wrap floristry wire around to secure it together. Next position the petals evenly around the edge and again secure with floristry wire.
3: When secured, gently pull back the petals from the centre. Shape the petals by stretching them gently from the centre of the petal, to create a curve. Flatten the stamen against the petals and spread the yellow flower centre a little.
You can finish the flower off using floristry tape around the bottom to hide the wire and excess paper or you can just trim the excess, being careful not to cut too close to the wire holding the flower together.
There are many more stories that are associated with this beautiful flower and the forget-me-not is used as a symbol for love and remembrance by people all over the world.
Add your handmade forget-me-nots to keepsake boxes, cards, photo frames and more, or use them in glass or plastic baubles as hanging wedding decorations, table ornaments or favours.
Loved ones will cherish their own handmade forget-me-not gift and guests will delight at your personalised flower decorations at a celebration.
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