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Paper flowers seem to be everywhere these days and I, for one, love them.
With Spring right around the corner this is a perfect craft to make now. They will definitely brighten up any room in the house and they’re fun to make.
Colorful card stock of your choice; floral wire; hot glue gun & scissors. Begin by cutting out a circle about 7 inches in diameter. I cut the edges a bit irregular to give it more interest.
You’ll need to cut out several circles using different colors and vary the sizes a bit. Cut a few of the flowers 5 inches & some 6 inches in diameter. Again, it’s personal preference.
Once you have your circle cut out begin cutting a spiral leaving about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the edge of the paper and continue cutting to the center.
Here’s what it’ll look like.
Next, roll up the spiral all the way to the center. I wrapped the paper around a pencil to get it started. Roll tightly.
When you reach the center let the paper pop open. Like magic you have your beautiful flower.
(love this part)
Put a dollop of glue on the back piece, which is the center of the spiral, and press the flower into it gently.
Now you’ll need to cut our your leaves. I used a few different shades of green card stock again for some added interest.
(go ahead and make several leaves. )
Pinch the leaf at the base and put a small dot of hot glue to hold it together.
Take the floral wire and bend one end about 1/2 inch.
Turn your flower over to the underside and put a dollop of hot glue. Place the bent end of the wire into the glue.
It won’t want to hold, so, put your leaf or a scrap of green paper over the wire to secure in place. This will hold the wire and finish off the underside of the flower.
(sorry, I’m using a different color flower here.)
You can glue 1 or 2 leaves to a flower. Your preference.
After the glue has set, I wrapped the wire around my finger a few times to give it a springy appearance.
Now, on to attaching the wires and leaves on these little beauties.
I had way to much fun making these. They’re addictive.
I’m using a plastic, whimsical vase here that I found in an art shop. You can use whatever you like.
Aren’t they cute?
I originally put them in my kitchen, then my daughter saw them and, well, they reside in her room now.
Sure hope you enjoy making these flowers as much as I did!
Have a colorful day♥.