How to Wire Crepe Paper Petals and Leaves for Costumes

How to Wire Crepe Paper Petals and Leaves

Use straight wires, not spool wire, unless the petals are very small. Cut the wires a little longer than the petals to which they are to be attached. Hold about six wires by one end, keeping them out in a flat row rather than in a tight bunch. Rest the other end on a piece of paper on the table and cover one side of the wires with paste. Place the wires, one at a time, sticky side down, in the center of a petal or leaf, allowing the extra length to extend below the base. Press down firmly until dry.

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