Great afternoon everyone! My title is Victoria Hudgins and I’m right here right now as a guest to share a DIY that I produced just for decor8 readers in celebration of my new book, Materially Crafted, which launched today! I will show you in this publish how to simply make some paper flowers that you can use as a tabletop display or on a wall, as props for a photoshoot, whatever you want. Paper is such an awesome materials to work with simply because you can type and transform it into just about anything. Nothing at all says spring like flowers and these paper flowers can be made no matter what the weather is outside. If you have any questions about this undertaking, please inquire in the comments segment beneath. Let’s get started!
SUPPLIES To make every single one of these flowers you will need to have:
- 3 sheets of scrapbook paper
- 14 gauge metal jewelry wire
- Green wrapping tissue paper
- Modest wooden blocks
- 1 cute button
- A drill bit
- Glue and scissors
HOW TO MAKE THE STEMS
- Cover a length of wire with green tissue paper. Wrap and glue in spot.
- Make a leaf for the stem by winding the wire into a leaf type and covering with the tissue paper. Note: Depart about two inches of wire sticking out of the leaf to wind around the stem to hold into spot.
HOW TO MAKE THE FLOWER HEADS
- Minimize two sheets of paper into about 3/4 inch strips. Using a paper cutter is best, but it can also be accomplished by hand.
- Making use of the third sheet of paper, minimize out two five inch circles (one for the front and a single for the back) of the flower. Also cut a modest flower out of this paper to cover the front area of the flower (image two under top proper).
- Begin with 1 of the circles lying flat and glue one/2 the strips all around the circle, then fold each upward and glue into spot to make the petals.
- Do this a 2nd time on the within of the 1st petals to make two rows. This adds dimension and texture.
- Glue the tiny flower that you reduce out onto the prime to cover the glue dots and loose ends and glue a button for a fun spring type.
- Place it all with each other.
- Area the flower front side down and spot the best of the stem centered in the back.
- Cover the back with the 2nd circle and glue nicely into spot to hold the flower collectively.
- Drill a modest hole into a wooden block and insert the bottom of the stem into the block to hold it upright.
- Spot flowers around a spring brunch table. Fill with honeycombs, cakes and sweets for a good way to celebrate the season.
Learning how to work with distinct supplies will enable your crafts to always come out beautifully! That’s why I wrote Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design and style Obsessed (verify out the book trailer right here if you’d like!). It’s a lot more than a guide of projects – it walks you by way of the how-to’s, suggestions, and tricks for working with so several of the most of typical craft resources which can assist you in turning previous DIY fails into future raving successes! – Victoria
(text/photos: victoria hudgins)