Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY Paper Flowers



I recently bought a template for a multi-layered flower. I didn't have any real plan for it, I just thought it would be fun to try. And I was right! This may be my new addiction.

To look at it, you would think it was very complicated to assemble. There are a few steps but the process is fast. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the pieces but it could be done by hand also.

I ungrouped the images of the template because I wanted the stamen pieces to be a contrasting color. I simply moved them to the side and formatted the flower pieces to fit a letter sized sheet of paper.


Once the pieces were cut, I sorted them by size. Then I curled each petal long-ways around my Pick Me Up tool. To assemble, I laid the largest flower down, put a dot of craft glue in the center, then laid the next size down flower on top and pressed. I rotated each flower so that the petals were alternating and not lining up exactly with the layer before it. I followed this process until all the flowers were glued in place.


For the stamen pieces, I grabbed the center and squished the rest up. I squished the very top piece tighter than the one before it. I glued the tight piece in the middle of the looser one then glued the whole thing into the center of the flower.


I think these flowers would be adorable attached to a headband or maybe attached to the strap of a purse. How would you use them?



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23 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe all of the things you can do with the silhouette! And there are so many fun uses for these flowers. The leopard print one is my favorite :)

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    1. I'm going to try making varying sizes next. It's a definitely a fun project.

      ~Cheryl
      http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  2. um wow.

    that's pretty amazing.

    I could never do able to do something like that, even with your awesome instructions. Some people are just gifted...

    you are one of them ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh these are cute! I have heard so much about the Silhouette Cameo! I really need to get one! Do you use yours a lot? Susan

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    1. All the time!! I even made a little sticker template to do a design on my nails yesterday.

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  4. These are so cute! You make it look so easy, somehow I'm still not sure I'd be able to manage it though. Great job!! #fundaymonday

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    1. You could!!! The hardest part would be cutting them out without a machine...

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  5. They would make a cute banner, too...hanging across a wall or bed post! Or just thrown into a cute bowl on your coffee table! I love them!

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    1. I love that idea!! I'm going to try it.

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  6. What a neat template. These turned out great!

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  7. I love these. May have to have some. Great job.

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  8. I especially love the animal print one :)

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  9. These are so adorable! I think you're convincing me that I need a silhouette cameo!

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    1. You could make so much for the baby!! If not, just tell me what you want and I can make it for them :-)


      ~Cheryl

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  10. Love how the leopard flower turned out
    You will have to use these in a tablescape somehow
    Bret

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    1. Definitely! I have an idea for mixing these in with some solid Sping colored ones.

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  11. Love the different textures, I thought the cheetah print was velvet. CUTE!!

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    1. Oooo! Velvet! I can probably do that. Now I have to try!

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  12. I would like to purchase the multi layer flower too. Do you have the link where I can purchase it? Thank you so much!

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