Start by folding the paper in half. Open the paper back up and cut along the fold so you have a piece of paper that is 4.25? x 11?. Fold the paper back and forth accordion style until you reach the end of the paper.
With the paper all folded up, cut the both ends into a rounded shape. Now fold the folded paper in half as shown in the illustrator.
Apply some hot glue along the inside edge. Line up the edges of the paper and pinch it closed over the hot glue and hold until the glue is set.
Open up the flower and squeeze a line of hot glue on the remaining inside edge of the paper. Then carefully line up the two edges and pinch them together so that your folded paper is now pleated in a full circle.
Attach the button to the middle of the folded paper circle. Cut a piece of ribbon about 4? and tie the ribbon around the straw to make the flower’s leaves. Finally, Attach the drinking straw to the back of the flower using hot glue and you’re done!