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!
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
Someone who can't have fresh flowers (allergies, people undergoing chemotherapy)