First, create the stamen using the pom-pom and heavy gauge floral wire. Wrap a square of crepe paper around the pom-pom and secure with floral tape. Set aside.
I did two, sometimes three petals at a time, again to speed up the process.
This is what it should look like with all the petals attached and the floral tape properly used. It should be very tight and secure.
This step is not in the book, I didn't like how big the stamen looked, so I cut out the pom-pom. Use scissors to clip down the center and remove the pom-pom.
After the pom-pom is removed:
I did one without the pom-pom removal technique and I didn't like it, so all of the others I removed the pom-pom.
Carefully fluff out the petals, the crepe paper is great for doing that, and you've created yourself a beautiful crepe paper peony.
Have fun, I hope you give it a try!
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