Monday, November 14, 2011

Pretty little paper flowers

I'm this close to finishing the Storyteller's House. There's a lot of outside stuff that needs to fiddled with, one of those things was making little flowers for the exterior flowerboxes.

Totally inspired by this flower tutorial... I've made a tutorial for lazy crafters with chunky fingers :)


Cut a bunch of round-ish shapes out from tissue paper (I got a whole stack for .99 from the Asian market). These were a bit smaller than a dime. Don't be too picky... nature is perfect in her imperfection.


Stick a bead at the end of a pin. This is really helpful because otherwise the tissue will tear.


Push the pin through a couple of 'petals' and push them up till they meet the bead.


Using your thumb and finger, pinch and roll.


Repeat. Add petals. Pinch. Roll. A bit of crumpling is good too.


Very soon you will have something like this...


Push a crimping bead tight against the bottom of your flower to hold it all in place.


Ta da! A pretty bed of roses/peonies in no time at all!

Use fewer red oblong petals for a poppy...

Cut/fray the edges of your finished flower, then crumple it up a little to make carnation/mum sort of blooms.


I wasn't bothered about the pin head showing, but if you could always paint it to match the bead if you like, or even just give it a dab with a Sharpie (thanks craftylittlemonkey).
 
Happy making!
 
xoxo

4 comments:

  1. These are simply wonderful! I'm already thinking of 100 things I could pin them to.

    Thank you for the tutorial.

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  2. Thank you for the awesome tutorial! =D As someone with chunky fingers, I am forever in your debt. ^-^

    XOXO

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  4. Very pretty. Love the poppies.

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