Jul 14, 2008

How To Make Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers
My first entry in the children’s “Blast From The Past Crafting” series.
This tutorial has been adapted and updated from “The Stay At Home Book” by Cappy Dick.
These artificial flowers are easy to make, bright, cheery and everlasting. Younger children will need mom's help and older ones can make them on their own.
Materials needed:Colored construction paper or card stock.
Scissors.
Pencil.
Chenille stems or pipe cleaners.
Tapestry needle
Assorted plastic beads.
Yarns scraps.

Step one: Cut assorted size circles from card stock, some 3 ½”, 2 ½” and 1 ½” in diameter.
Step two: With pencil, lightly draw a ½ inch circle in the center of each circle.
Step three: Using scissors, make cuts around each circle from the outer edge down to the centerline.
Step four: Fold petals up slightly and stack the colors of your choice together in sets of three.


Step five: Thread tapestry needle with a scrap of yarn and gently push the needle up through the center of all 3 paper layers, then thread a bead on the needle and push it back down through the flower center, approximately 1/8 of an inch over from the first hole.
Cut off needle and leave ends of yarn behind the flower.


Step six: Using ends of yarn, tie flower to the top of a pipe cleaner to make stems.


Make as many flowers as you like and then cut the stems to assorted lengths and place in the vase of your choice!
Happy Crafting!

9 comments:

melissa said...

These are very cute. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

wildcatsthree said...

Oh how pretty the flowers are. And I love your blog theme and page layout -very nice.
Chris

Felicia said...

This is a great fluffy flowers tutorial!

happyathome said...

Those look wonderful to make and so simple! I am storing this one in my craft folder for a rainy day! Thanks for the post, nice blog! Stop by mine sometime.
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Nodin's Nest said...

Thanks everyone, they were fun to make. More tutorials to come!

Holly said...

Cute idea!

Kelli said...

My daughter would love making those! We'll have to try it out. Thanks for the idea. :)

Jackie said...

These are just so darling. I LOVE your blog!
: )
Jackie.

Anonymous said...

i'm gaby and i'm 10 yrs old i love craft and i think that this is the best way of making paper flowers

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