If necessary, use a small stylus to put inside the bud to press the petals against until the glue grabs. I use Aleene’s Easy Flow Tacky Glue in the blue and white bottle. It’s thin bodied and will not make the paper wrinkle. It gives you about 5 seconds or so before it grabs so you have some wiggle time. You can use hot glue as well. Apply glue in the same manner to the other small flower. Set the beginning bud in the center and scrunch the petals around the bud. Set aside to dry while you assemble the rest of the flower. Beginning with the largest flower, apply glue to the center and stick on the next layer, offsetting the petals from each other. Use a stylus to press down in the center. End with one of the very smallest on top. Now glue in your bud. Set aside to dry a bit and then you can do further shaping of the petals if desired. Each flower will be unique and gives a really nice look when clustered together. Hope you will give making your own flowers a try!
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