Step EIGHT: When you get to the end, just use some clear tape to hold the flower in place.
Step NINE: Use a green pipe cleaner to make a stem by wrapping the pipe cleaner around the area you had just taped off. When we made these to give as a gift, I decided to take it up a notch by then covering the pipe cleaner with green floral tape to give it a more "professional look"...but when working with little folk, the pipe cleaners alone are just great!
And voila! A beautiful gift anyone would be thrilled to receive...Mimi certainly was! And imagine how pretty these would look if we skipped adding the stems and instead placed these flowers around a wreath, or strung them as a garland? Any of these would make a lovely spring project, Mama's Day gift, or Earth Day craft...Good times indeed!
Happy Flower Making!