These are pictures of the birthday decorations, which seemed like so much more before I took the pictures... but anyway. I will have to think of a tutorial on the crepe paper flowers. I learned from Martha and if I can find her tutorial, which would be far superior and include patterns, I would rather point you all to that. Be prepared. It took me two hours to make the halo of flowers around the chandelier and I have a lot of practice. When I have taught people how to make them, they always say that they are now keeping the flowers forever because they take so long to make or some such thing. That is not far from my philosophy because I have an arrangement that I made about 4 years ago and it looks awful, but I can't throw it out. :)
P.S. Jodi Levine who was the editor of Martha Stewart Kids got married several years ago and when she did, she did up her whole wedding with these beautiful crepe paper flowers. If anyone know which issue that was let me know and I will find the template for all the flowers I make (except the ones I make up) in the mean time.. this is a good tutorial and a rose template.