Blooming Paper Flowers
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Assorted brightly colored cardstock paper
- x-acto knife
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Cutting mat
- Print off the flower pattern the correct size. You can increase or decrease the size of the pattern if you would like the flowers to be different sizes.
- Cut out the pieces in cardstock in the color of your choice.
Shape the petals using a pencil to roll the paper to look like real petals.
Lay the base on a flat surface and glue the larger petals onto the base around the edges, overlapping them as you go.
Repeat on the second layer gluing the petals on top of the first layer, leaving some space.
Repeat again on the top layer using the smallest petals.
On the small strip for the center of the flower, using scissors, snip 2/3rds of the way into the strip but not through the strip.
Roll the strip for the middle of the flower and glue the edge down.
Peel back the little pieces, curling them open.
Glue the center into the middle of the flower.
Attach leaves to the backside of the flower.