Straw Flowers

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

These straw flowers really bring back memories. Did you make these drinking straw flowers during your craft lesson back in your primary years? I did! Along with making a flower pot from drinking bottle, the teacher taught us how to make these colorful fake flowers from drinking straws. I was struggling back then as I disliked crafting very much (oops! Look where I ended up now!) but a few days ago I tried making them again and thought I should share this little childhood craft with you. Here we go!

Jadi rindu masa-masa SD dulu. Pernah ngga disuruh membuat bunga-bunga dari sedotan ini pas pelajaran prakarya (PKK) dulu? Di sekolah saya sih, iya. Ini salah satu tugas yang pasti dilewati semua murid. Dulunya sih saya paling sebal sama kelas prakarya (ups!) jadi hasil bunganya pun seadanya saja (nyontoh langsung dari guru tanpa embel-embelan permak sana sini), yang penting PR dari guru dikerjain pikirku hahaha. Ceritanya, karena sekarang jadi hobi nge-craft, saya coba lagi mengulang tugas ini eh, lumayan seru juga ngerjainnya. Jadi hari ini saya berbagi cara membuatnya. Yuk dicoba!

What you need | Yang anda butuhkan:

  1. Drinking straw | Sedotan;
  2. [optional] Beads | Manik-manik;
  3. Scissors | Gunting;
  4. Needle & thread | Jarum & benang.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 1: Flatten your straw with scissors or ruler.

Langkah 1: Ratakan sedotannya dengan gunting atau penggaris.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 2: Bend the straw right at the middle.

Langkah 2: Lipat sedotan menjadi dua pas di bagian tengahnya.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 3: Fold up one leg of the straw overlapping the other leg.

Langkah 3: Lipat salah satu kaki sedotan menimpali kaki yang lain.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 4: Now switching to the other leg, fold it up again overlapping the first leg.

Langkah 4: Sekarang ganti ke kaki yang lainnya, lipat lagi ke atas menimpali kaki pertama tadi.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 5: Continue the fold to form petals.

Langkah 5: Lanjutkan lipatan membentuk kelopak bunga.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 6: With a piece of straw, you would get a 2 – 3 layers of 6 petals flower.

Langkah 6: Dengan satu sedotan, anda bisa mendapat bunga dengan 6 kelopak sebanyak 2 – 3 lapisan.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 7 [optional]: If you want to add a bead or beads at the center of the petals, pierce the center with a needle.

Langkah 7 [optional]: Jika anda ingin menambah manik-manik di tengah bunga, tusuk bagian tengahnya dengan jarum.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 8 [optional]: Hook your bead or faux pearl on top of it with thread.

Langkah 8 [optional]: Ikatkan manik-manik anda di atas bunga dengan benang.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 9: Cut short one of the two legs so it is hidden behind the petals.

Langkah 9: Potong pendek salah satu kaki sedotan sampai panjangnya tidak melewati kelopak.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Step 10: Insert the other leg to another straw to make a stem.

Langkah 10: Masukkan kaki yang lain ke sedotan lain untuk membuat tangkainya.

DIY Tutorial: Straw Flowers | onelmon

Make a bunch and arrange them in a cup, vase or make a bouquet! Hope you like it!
P.S. Do you know other ways to make flowers from the drinking straws?

Buat sebanyak yang anda inginkan dan rangkailah dalam cangkir, vas atau buat sebuah buket! Dan selesailah bunga-bunga dari sedotan ini, semoga anda menyukainya!
P.S. Ada yang tahu cara lain untuk membuat bunga dari sedotan?


Did you enjoy this tutorial? You can visit the blog’s facebook page, twitter, pinterest, google plus and bloglovin via the clickable buttons below or subscribe through rss reader and email for more craft tutorials in the future. Have a question? Just drop me an email or leave a comment below! Hope to see you again here :D Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

facebook - onelmon: Crafting Experiments Twitter - onelmon pinterest - onelmon googleplus - onelmon page bloglovin rss - onelmon

onel

 

8 thoughts on “Straw Flowers

  1. They have straw make just for making stars. I have a bunch of them. They come in all different colors! I love yours too.

    • Wow, really? I’ve never seen those before but that’s a very cute idea, to make colorful stars from a bunch of straws ;) Now I should find a way to get some of those. Thanks for sharing that! :D

  2. Terrific tutorial and it looks so cute and divine! What a coinsidence I have played with straws too, you know the old garland triangles.. don’t know if they will make to a post. This one is new to me! I didn’t knew you could make flowers of straws! You disliked crafting? I’m glad you chose the right path anyway;-) Thank you SO much for sharing will try this
    monsterscircus recently posted..DIY with WASHI TAPEMy Profile

    • Thanks Mette! and oh, yes, I know that triangular garland! Would totally love to see how it turns out, do share the link when it’s up! :)

      ** Hahaha, I was. I thought it was such a bothersome subject in school because of the tools and materials we had to bring back then. But look where I am now. Can’t even take my eyes off the crafting materials in shops I visited :p

  3. Ini benar-benar mengingatkan jaman dulu. Dulu saya suka buat bunga dari sedotan, walaupun hasilnya nggak tau kemana haha. Saya senang lihat projek ini, dan ngga pernah kepikiran untuk nambah embelishment mutiara (dulu saya bikin juga nggak pernah dihias-hias). It’s really pretty! Jadi pengen bikin ginian lagi.

    Thank you Onel for bringing back this project :D
    Bonita recently posted..DIY – Jewelry Holder from JunksMy Profile

    • Makasih! Di sekolah Bone juga ada ya? Kayaknya bunga sedotan ini memang tugas tahunan sekolah Indonesia nih hahaha.

      Sama! Murid-murid zaman dulu mungkin agak kurang berani yah melenceng dari contoh guru *anak alim* jadi ngga nambah apa-apa dari apa yang uda diinstruksikan :p

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge