Folded Paper Flowers - with Tutorial!

Hi Everyone

I made these flowers this afternoon. It's actually surprising how quick they are to make - to give you an idea - I made these in the time it takes for 2 "Dora the Explorers" to play on DVD..

You can also see these flowers made with maps here



For those with no kids or kids over the age 8 - that's about 50 minutes!

It's also the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month too - so a big HELLO and THANK-YOU to anyone who has donated in any way or helped fundraise for this very worthy cause.

I have also attempted a tutorial for the first time!  I have seen a few on-line for these flowers but I think this summarises the steps pretty easily. Would love some feedback!

I have used the Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" collection from last year and I am going to put something similar together for the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown next month using one of the Kaisercraft collections.

  
I used leftover papers I was not too keen on for these flowers -
I can't wait to make some using papers I really like!



Having experimented with different numbers of petals -
odd numbers seem to look the best!
 Tutorial


I used a hot glue gun to bond these as it dries almost instantly and is very strong. For the stalks I covered some wooden lollipop sticks with paper and glued them between two of the petals. 

I have some florist foam (from the $2 shop) in the bottom of the bucket (from The Warehouse) which makes it really easy to stand and adjust the flowers.

Would love some feedback on the tutorial given it is a first for me.  Give these flowers a try - you do not have to use double sided paper and if you grab a big glass of wine - you could make heaps in front of the TV in an evening!

How about using them for:

A table display for Christmas
A bunch of flowers that never fades
Party favours
Someone who can't have fresh flowers (allergies, people undergoing chemotherapy)

18 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the way these look! I will definitely give them a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Loving these Lowri, you are such a talented lady! looking forward to giving them a try!

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  3. These flowers are great.
    Put 12 flowers together to form a ball, then you can hang them or put on a stick as topiary.
    I made them for teachers gift 2 Christmas ago.

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  4. I'm enjoying having a look at all your great gift ideas, I think time to create them will be the issue :) What a fab gift those flowers would make, not to mention a nice bunch to brighten my own desk.

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  5. How NEAT! I am a follower! I would love it if you would stop by my blog and look around and follow back if you like what you see! Have a great day!

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  6. I found this on Pinterest and loved it. I cut 4 1/4 inch squares using heavy stock paper that my kids had painted a while back. It's was a great way to re-purpose their leftover projects.

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  7. I LOVE these flowers! I feel really dumb right now. I've been sitting here staring at your tutorial and when you get to part 4, flatten sides I'm totally lost. What am I missing LOL???

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    1. Did you figure out step 4? I am also lost on that step.

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    2. Try this video here - it may help explain the steps better :-)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6elb2EO_ZO0

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  8. I LOVE these flowers! I feel really dumb right now. I've been sitting here staring at your tutorial and when you get to part 4, flatten sides I'm totally lost. What am I missing LOL???

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  9. My daughter made these for a Fathers day gift using Rupert annual pages they were lovely, and she showed me your web page, I have now made some and love them Thanks for a super tutorial xx

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  10. Just made a bunch of these for people at work. Your tutorial is super easy to follow, thank you!!!

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  11. Great looks really easy.It saw these on a different website it was soooo counfusing. great tutriol

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  12. I love these but also do not understand step 4. Please help!

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    1. Try this video here - it may help explain the steps better :-)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6elb2EO_ZO0

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  13. These look lovely. I'm checking out the video shortly! I'm really new at crafts so I got a wee bit confused. The steps above were for a petal? Not a whole flower?
    Awesome nonetheless :)

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