How to Make a Valentine's Day Bouquet with Scratch Tickets

February 7, 2017 | Comment





Supplies Needed (per flower): 

  • Five 8.5” x 8.5” pieces of paper (per flower)
  • Ten $1 Minnesota Lottery scratch tickets
  • One wooden dowel (per flower)
  • Floral Tape
  • Vase (if you plan to make a full bouquet)  

Tools Needed:  

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors or a knife
  • Paper clips 

Instructions: 

  • Fold one piece of 8.5” x 8.5” paper in half to form a triangle. Crease well.
  • Fold the bottom two corners of the triangle up to the point. The paper should now be a square.
  • Fold each previous fold halfway back. The back-folded edges should line up with the edges of the “square” underneath.
  • Expand the triangles you folded in the previous step. Lift one side of the triangle and insert a finger to open the pocket inside.
  • Re-flatten it along the crease so that it is expanded into a diamond. Repeat on the other side.
  • Fold the triangle in on the right side. Repeat on the other side.
  • Fold the left- and rightmost corners inward along the creases that already exist. The resulting outline should once again be a square.
  • Glue the left and right folded flaps together. Squeeze the flaps together so that the glue takes, then pinch the creases together tightly so that the folds protruding into the cone stay somewhat centered. To hold the glued pieces together, secure them with a paper clip.
  • Repeat steps 1–8 to create four more petals.
  • Apply glue to the inside edge closest to where the sides of the petals were initially glued together. Glue each petal to the next to form a flower.
  • Add $1 tickets to the flower by sliding them into place one by one. Each petal can hold two overlapping $1 tickets. Wrap the wooden dowel with floral tape.
  • Apply a small dab of glue to the base of the flower.
  • Slide the wooden dowel into the bottom of the flower through the newly applied glue.
  • Repeat the process for as many flowers as you want to make and arrange in a vase. 


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