peacock embellishment

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 Need an elegant embellishment for the perfect gift, a party or a centerpiece? Here is a tutorial on how to make an elegant paper peacock to enhance your item.


  • bright blue paper
  • teal and blue tissue paper
  • scrap newspaper
  • peacock template
  • bright blue glitter
  • Elmer's glue
  • sponge paintbrush
  • scissors
  • stapler
  •  curly gift ribbon
Peacock template 
Click on picture, go to edit, select all, copy, paste and size larger peacock to 2 inches high.

1.  Cut out the peacock using the template out of the bright blue paper. Glue and glitter the smaller peacock. Let dry.

2. Glue the glittered peacock to the larger peacock.

3. Cut out a 5"x6" square of the teal tissue paper. Cut out a 6"x8" square of the blue paper.

4.  Glue and glitter the bottom edges of the tissue paper. Let dry.

5. Accordion fold the teal and blue tissue paper.

6.  With the tissue paper folded, round the bottom edges of both pieces of tissue paper.

It should look something like this (obviously I wasn't a perfectionist in the glittering.

7. Layer the teal tissue paper on top of the blue tissue paper. Bring the top together and staple.

8.  Place the feather fan under the paper peacock and glue.

9. Tie some curly thread around the paper tail of the peacock.

10. Attach to a gift bag, place on top of a plate, or place inside a floral centerpiece. Add a few more ribbons if needed.

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