Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Paper Flower Tutorial.

                       I am SO happy to finally have this tutorial done to show you! Let's get right to it.

To start off, the materials you will need are: (pic.1)
book pages
hot glue sticks/glue gun
something to bend your pages with (I used a small skewer)

2. Cut your pages into 3-4 differing sizes of this shape. It is almost a heart shaped object.  You can play around with this..cut some with more roundness, cut others more heart shaped. (even make it a heart shape!) The nice thing with this flower is that you can shape it how you like it, so the beginning shape is just to get you going. For the flower I made today, I used 4 small sized, 4 medium and 4 large shaped pieces.

3. Fold in half the long part of your heart.

4.Fold it over (as is shown in picture) Glue this down.

5. This is how your piece should look from the front.

6. Curl the edges with your skewer by rolling the paper around it. (Experiment..some you may want to roll tighter than others.)

7. Celebrate! This is one one more and then we start gluing it together!

8. Once you get your petals done individually, start gluing them together by placing the ends of the petals on top of one another (for the center piece), then alternating them around adding onto the bottom until you have your flower as big as you'd like it!

9. Now you get to figure out what you would like to do for the center.   On this option, simply take 2 strips of paper about 3/8 inch wide and tie a knot in it. Clip and glue the edges to the back and then glue down in the center of the flower.
10. This is the option I used on the wreath as well as for the project today...remember you can use any color you would like. Take a piece of felt about 1/2 thick and cut little slices in it (as seen in picture above).  Roll up the felt and glue together..(you may have to trim this down depending how far out you want the center to be), then glue on middle of flower.

11. Print out the cute tags and cut them out. Grab some twine, ribbon, etc., a paper bag, a little treat for inside..then grab that cute flower and assemble:

12. You have got one SWEET bag..with one amazing flower on it!  These really are super easy to make, especially if you make a bunch at once to have on hand.

And this is how it looked on the wreath I made for THIS room:

And here's a "sweet" gift to you.
Simply click on the image, then right click and save it. Print as you desire!

Any ideas where you will put YOUR paper flowers? I'd love to hear.
Let me know if you have any other questions!:)

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Rita said...

I'll have to try these paper flowers! They look great!

Tausha said...

Fabulous tutorial!! Love the flowers and thanks for the cute gift tags!!

DIYbyDesign said...

I have to try these flowers. Great tutorial. I found you through Sweet Imaginations. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much. I'm so glad I found your blog. Everything is so beautiful.

Debber-doo said...

LOVE this, thanks girl its pretty! & thx for sharing your creativity and love!

Esther Asbury said...

I love flowers and these are really neat with the book paper you used. Thanks for the great tutorial on them too!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the flowers! Thanks for the freebie!

Jaimee @ Havenwood House of Boys said...

These flowers are so stunning! LOVE them on your wreath with the little bird. Beautiful!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

These are so sweet! Love the idea.

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Ruth said...

I love these flowers. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.


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Hipster Hostess: Arika said...

Hi! I found your project on the Be different...Act normal blog. I am so excited about this tutorial. I saw some giant paper flowers the other day and wondered how it was done. I am going make some of these soon. Thanks!

Megan said...

so pretty. I love the paper.


B's Mommy said...

Beautiful idea! Thank you for a step-by-step tutorial.
This is the way all crafting blogs should be.
Thank YOU! Looking forward to more.
Happy Week! Enjoy!!

Emily Carter said...

I'm ALWAYS looking for different paper flowers, so thank you!

Hipster Hostess: Arika said...

I followed your tutorial and made some beautiful paper flowers...Thank you so much! I made a few small changes and ended up with a different variety of flowers:

Love, love, love them!

Thanks again!