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Monday, April 4, 2011
12:05 AM | Posted by SpantastiKreations | | Edit Post
Hello friends. I am posting my first ever tutorial today. :)
I came across the directions for these paper flowers while blog
stalking hopping a few weeks ago.
I have seen these flowers or flowers very similar to them elsewhere but I didn't quite understand the directions on how to make them. I am a VERY visual person. Unfortunately, I cannot even remember the blog I got these simple instructions from and I feel really bad that I can't give credit where credit is due.
Anyway, I decided to do my own tutorial for you and hope that you understand it and make a few dozen for yourself.
The first thing you need to do is start out with 8 circles of 2 different (but coordinating) papers for a total of 16 circles.
For this flower I used a 1 3/4" circle.
Next glue the circles together so you have one pattern on one side and the other pattern on the other. You will now have a total of 8 circles. (This step could be skipped all together if you start out with double sided paper or card stock.)
Your next step is to fold the circle in half. (Please excuse the grungy looking mat.)
Then you fold the circle in 1/4's.
The next step is to fold flaps in as pictured. The fold runs from the bottom center to the 1/4" fold on both the right and the left side.
You will then turn the circle over and fold the left and right flaps to the center fold. Your "petal" should look like the "petal" pictured above.
For the base of the flower you can use any circular cut in any color (It won't be seen anyway). I used a 2" scalloped circle punch and made a N,S,E & W grid line.
I began to line up the flower by gluing the "petals" on the N,S,E & W lines.
Finally I glued in the remainder of the "petals" and topped off the flower with a button and some hemp.
I love these flowers I think they are so pretty. You can use them on layouts, cards, you could even use them as garland. The possibilities are virtually endless. You could make these flowers using any patterned papers and any sized circles. I must admit I REALLY love them.
I'd love to see your versions of these flowers if you choose to make some for yourself. Just post a link to your blog in the comments section and I would LOVE to see your creations.
Hope you enjoyed my first tutorial.