In my last post I wrote about how Japanese hanabi (fireworks) are often described as chrysanthemums and peonies. So today I would like to show you how to use a chrysanthemum and peony pattern to make hanabi-like flowers. I love traditional orange and yellow Japanese hanabi, so I’m going to use those colors. But I think you should use whatever your favorites are. (Also, using 2 or 3 colors makes hanabi flowers beautiful!)
You will need:
- ten 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) yellow square cloths
- ten 1 inch (2.5 cm) white square cloths
- ten 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) orange square cloths
- one 1 inch round thick paper disc
- wet towels to clean your finger
How to make:
1. Make 10 petals of each size of cloth with Ken-tsumami.
2. Put glue on the paper disc and glue on the 0.75 inch square cloth petals evenly.
3. Put the 1 inch petals between the 0.75 inch petals.
4. Put some glue on the 1.5 inch petals’ peak side and slide them between the 1 inch petals.
5. Reshape the flower before the glue dries completely.
6. Let glue dry.
7. Put some decorations with glue on the center.