How to Make Paper Flowers

Are you looking for a paper flower tutorial?  Well, today I have just that.  I was inspired by a magazine article I read, and after a careful look at the photo, I was able to re-create a similar flower.  Although I used an old dictionary, you can use cardstock or paper from a magazine.  The possibilities are endless.  Here goes:

Supplies:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities (optional), paper (I used an old dictionary), scissors

The first step was not filmed (sorry).  Run your first Nestabilites through the Cuttlebug.  Next, take that same Nestabilities and trace around the inside of the circle.  This will create a slightly smaller flower. Cut the circle in a rough manner.  You want your circles to be irregular in shape.

With the size smaller than the one you used, trace around the inside of the Nestabilities.  Cut a rough circle once again.

Crumple your paper.  Open the paper and distress the edges and the inside of the flower.  Use two different colours of ink for interest.

Add a button to the center.

Here you can see all the different colour combinations I made.

Have fun with yours!

Posted on : Feb 22 2011
Posted under Tutorials |

6 People have left comments on this post

Feb 22, 2011 - 09:02:44
Elaine Allen said:

Hi Beth –

These flowers are so sweet! And your tutorial is perfect timing. I was looking for something to add to a birthday card for my neice, and I think these little flowers are perfect! Thank you.

Elaine Allen

P.S. The main image on the card was colored using prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits. I really am liking that technique. So thanks for that too – LOL!

Feb 22, 2011 - 09:02:13
K Hutchinson said:

Oh my heavens GF, these flowers are so cute! I am so addicted to making my own paper flowers! I will have to give your tut a try, but today I have beads on the table to work with! SMILE!!!!

Feb 22, 2011 - 09:02:37
mel mccarthy said:

Gorgeous! I’ve had paper flowers on the brain, lately. I’ve tried some trickier styles and got the paper thickness wrong… These look foolproof in that department AND so pretty. :o) Thanks for the inspiration, yet again!

Feb 22, 2011 - 09:02:52
Patti J. said:

Great flowers, Beth! I love making them from printed papers, and your buttons just top them off beautifully!

Feb 23, 2011 - 05:02:34
Viv said:

These are perfect Beth! So simple and so effective!!
Love Viv xxx

Mar 7, 2011 - 05:03:15
Cebelica said:

These are fab! Thanks for sharing this idea, I love it!

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