22 June 2010

Paper Flower Tutorial

A few weeks ago I experimented with paper flowers for a bridal shower and really liked the way they turned out.

I wanted to add a bit of color in our kitchen, so I whipped up a few more.

You will need:

brass tacks
green paper for stems
paper for flower
pencil (for tracing with)
4 different sized circular objects (for tracing around)

I found that computer paper/butcher paper worked best.

Trace and cut out 4 different sized circles for each flower you want to make.

Crinkle them up...

And then flatten them out.

Now for the stem. I used a piece of computer paper and began rolling/folding it hot dog-style.

Keep rolling it until it is as tight as you want it.

Poke a hole in the top of the stem with the tack and then remove it.

Gather four circles (one of each size) and poke the tack through the centers

And then attached it to the stem.

Super easy! I made a bunch for our dining room table.

I love the summery pop of the yellow flowers!

So much fun for me...and for Jupiter!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL- I made something almost exactly like these in elementary school. These bring back memories of carefree simple times and they're gorgeous too. Ah, to go back to being innocent, carefree, and lost in a creative task...

    I need some crafting!

  2. So cute! Those would be great for my students to make. Thanks for sharing!

  3. super cute and super cute cat! really! and congrats on your award, i have one that i need to pass along, too, but i think i am making it more difficult than it needs to be.

    thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my free finds! that wreath is cute, i will definitely keep checking your giveaways!

  4. Really cute idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Be blessed. Cindy

  5. That's really cute! Thanks for sharing. Something simple and quick, but it looks great!


  6. My daughter would love to make these flowers! I'll have to show them to her.

  7. Those are so cute. I think the kitty is the cutest, though. So sweet!

  8. Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

  9. Great tut!
    Loved visiting you...My first time!
    Love making flowers of any kind...yours are darling and pretty easy too!
    Have a great week and stop over when time alows...Love to have you,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  10. Darling flowers! And Jupiter does look good in yellow!!

  11. Cute flowers!
    Please stop by for a visit soon - I have an award for you : ) I hope you'll accept it!!

  12. hmmm...look pretty similar to the flowers I posted in my guest post :)

  13. Aww, these are pretty. And your cat is adorable!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

  14. So cute and clever. They look cute in your twine wrapped vase.

  15. These turned out really cute!

  16. Cute and kid friendly! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!


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