Here is day two in our paper week! Today we are making beautiful paper flowers, like the ones I made for this baby shower. The difference with this project is I’m using vintage music sheets, which is a bit thinner paper and thus these have a little less structure to them. So, the thicker the paper, the more sculptural your flower will look.
You will need: paper, hot glue gun, cardboard, scissors
Step 1: Cut out a half moon shape out of cardboard (an old cereal box will do). This will be your template for the flower petal.
Step 2: Create a fold in your paper wide enough to fit your template on.
Step 4 & 5: Trace and cut out your petals. You will need 8-10 petals to make a full flower.
Step 5 & 6: Cut out a circular shape out of cardboard as your base. Begin hot glueing your petals one by one using a small dab of glue in the center only. Continue this with all your petals, staggering their placement evenly.
This should be what you end up with!
Again, use this idea as a jumping point for your own projects. These can be made in all different sizes, and petal shapes. You can also embellish the center of your flowers with large buttons.
Alrighty, let me know how you like paper week! I’ll be posting another great project tomorrow.
We are under a blanket of snow and ice here in the Midwest, so it’s a perfect time for blogging! I was inspired to put a post together of some of my favorite inspirations in art made with paper. Stay warm and enjoy!