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Flower Party Blowers

Here is a fun and easy little DIY project you could do for a birthday party to make the party blowers a little sweeter. It is super easy and can be done in about 30 minutes. These would work great for a little girls’ birthday party and look great displayed in a vase like flowers. Find the full instructions and photos right here.

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Materials Needed: Crepe Paper, Long Party Blowers, Party Blowers with white plastic mouth pieces, scissors, tacky glue.

Step 1: Make the Petals. Fold a strip of crepe paper into a stack and cut several petals at the same time. Make sure the grain is going from top to bottom so you can stretch it. Taking a few petals at a time stretch them out using two thumbs so they curve and look like a petal.
Step 2: Glue the petals around the neck of the blower.
Step 3: Make the Leaves. Fold a strip of crepe paper (probably green) and cut fringe on one side.
Step 4: Unroll the strip and then glue it, starting at the neck with the fringe going up. Wrap it around the cardboard until it is covered.
Step 5: Take the blower with the white plastic piece and remove the paper. Add the white piece to the end of the flower blower. Et voila, you’re done!

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
Styling by Caitlin Barker

  1. McKenna Ryan

    October 22, 2012

    What lovely birthday decor!! The cake is to die for and those long candles add the perfect touch!!

  2. Gi

    October 22, 2012

    Hi, just a quick note: the first link of this post appears to be broken.
    Just sayin’ ^^

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • October 22, 2012

      thanks! fixed it!

  3. Sarah

    October 22, 2012

    Wow, knocked it out of the park again. This is so genius and so simple. Thankyouthankyou!

    – Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  4. Bryony

    October 22, 2012

    Lovely. And what a beautiful dress!

    Bryony

  5. Carrie // cue the confetti

    October 22, 2012

    Genius. These are ridiculously cute!

  6. MissT

    October 22, 2012

    Genius idea! Definitely have to try this one day :)

  7. Thea

    October 22, 2012

    Holy biscuits! I have that exact same dress! I love it so much!

  8. Rachael

    October 22, 2012

    I love these! What a fun way to embellish and pretty up something ordinary!

  9. Rachel

    October 22, 2012

    This is so pretty, I’m doing a Mexican themed christmas this year and I think these will be perfect. My crepe paper buying is about to go up 300%. Do you have any cool ideas for decoration?
    I live in Australia so I can have lots of outdoor based things.

    Thanks so much, love the blog; keeps me inspired.

  10. Tamara {Delish General Store}

    October 22, 2012

    Where oh where oh where is that gorgeous dress from?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • October 23, 2012

      The dress is vintage! I got it on Etsy a few years back.

  11. Melissa

    October 22, 2012

    Holy crap, these are genius!

    -Melissa
    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

  12. Corner Story

    October 22, 2012

    Pure genius. I want to have a party right now! x

  13. isabelle - laminutedeco

    October 23, 2012

    Great idea for a birthday party. Thanks.

  14. anna

    October 23, 2012

    they loook really nice! so spring !!

  15. Lili

    October 23, 2012

    Where’s this amazing dress from?

  16. Stephanie

    October 23, 2012

    Such a cute idea! And now I am craving the celebration cake from SusieCakes. One of my faves! :)

  17. suzy

    October 23, 2012

    What a lovely display…would love to find out the decorating tips for the cake too. Makes me want to tie my apron on!

  18. Ashley

    October 24, 2012

    Okay…these are about the cutest things I have ever seen!! And that CAKE! I want to jump inside the photo, grab a party favor, and a huge slice of that beautiful cake. I just love the way you document craft projects.

  19. Limestone veneer

    October 24, 2012

    Five easy steps and voila! It is turned out into something very beautiful! ~ Herman Swan

  20. this is lemonade

    October 24, 2012

    OH COLOUR! How sweet and lovely. Perfect for creating summer in winter (almost winter anyway!) Beautiful. Thanks for brightening up my day :)

  21. g at willowday

    October 24, 2012

    I’ve made our own party blowers but have never thought of this! I wish I had – fantastic and totally adorable!!

  22. Lindsay

    October 27, 2012

    I just gave that cake to a friend for her birthday! We had late night pizza and cocktails at Starbelly. Love those celebration cakes from SusieCakes!

  23. Maria

    October 30, 2012

    Where do you get the long party blowers? I can only find the ones with the white mouth piece.

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