I saw a picture of a glittery pink flower and decided I needed to figure out how to make a one for myself.
Here are the step by step (mostly) pictures and directions:
(click on picture to see it in its full sized glory)
First take a length of crepe paper streamer (mine is about 24" long) and fan-fold into eight layers.
Then cut out a double humped shape to make the petals (you will have eight of them). They don't have to be perfectly even.
I took a small button and smeared a thin layer of glue on it and then plunked it into the glitter. I then took a small rhinestone and put it in the middle for added bling.
I also got the base of my flower ready. I just cut a circle about an inch in diameter out of card stock.
I found the best way to glitter the edges was to pour a little pile of white glue and a little pile of fine glitter onto a piece of card stock. Then fold the petal in half and gently dab the edges in the glue and then in the glitter. Unfold and let dry.
When the petal edges were dry I scrunched up the bottom and glued it to the outer edge of card stock circle. Do the same with the second petal, glueing it to the opposite side.
Repeat with two more petals.
For the second layer of petals I glued them a little closer to the center and off-set them so they covered two of the petals from the first layer.
Repeat with the last two petals.
Glue your glittered button to the center.
And there you have it. I thought it made a pretty embellishment for a present. Or you make a napkin ring out of a strip of cardstock and glue it to that for a girly napkin ring.