How to Make a Chrysanthemum Flower
This flower evolved from the circular flower I posted a few months back. It’s somewhat extravagant, suitable for trimming hats, or as a finishing touch on an evening gown. You can scale it down—I’ll give the dimensions I used for this example and the equivalent “ribbon width” units, so you can make it larger or smaller as you see fit.
For this example, I used 4-inch-wide strips of organza. That will be the “ribbon width.” I cut three strips for this project. The first and shortest measures 16 inches long,or four ribbon widths (4 inches x 4 inches = 16 inches). This strip is pressed into four equal parts, forming three creases.
The next strip, measures 25 inches long, or five times 5 inches (1.25 ribbon width). Press this strip into five equal parts, forming four creases.
The final strip is 36 inches long, or six times 6 inches (1.5 ribbon width). Press this…
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