Monday, 18 July 2011

Paper Flowers

Paper Flower




Materials:

1 x 12 x12" Double sided Scrap Booking Paper
Scissors
Double sided tape
Stapler
Ruler
Pencil
Pearl Decorative stick on (optional)



Step 1:

Mark the paper 21.5cm x 28cm x 2.5cm. This will make 11 strips.


Step 2: 


Cut & they should look like this.






Step 3:


Stack 6 Strips and Staple in the Centre.Then do the same to the remaining 5. 


The paper will not fit all the way into the stapler, so I carefully folded the end, but it can leave a fold, so make sure it's folded back again quickly.




Step 4:


Fold them in the middle like a book.






Step 5:


Place a small amount of double sided tape on the end of the first strip.


Bend it towards the centre and stick down.


Repeat for each page & continue to the second bunch.




Should look like this.


Step 7:


Join the sides together with double sided tape.








Step 8:


I cut a small circle to stick into the middle, then added the pearl.





It really does look pretty on top of presents.

Christmas ones will look cute as well.












I'd love to see your paper flowers too. 
Leave a comment with your link.

Thanks 
Danielle



56 comments:

  1. Hopping over from Think Pink Sundays.. This is such a cute idea! I'm a paper fanatic so I will have fun with this project! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly@The East Barn

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  2. love the dimensional effect...very cute

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  3. you're right! Those do look great on top of presents. I think they'd also make fun party decorations--tied from a light fixture or fastened together as garland. Great idea!

    --Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

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  4. What a great idea! The flower looks beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. luv luv the tut...
    I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/hgtvs-cash-cari-with-linking-party.html
    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  6. Here from The Girl Creative- this is beautiful! I'm anxious to try this to center in a wreath :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So pretty! I tried to make something similar to this a couple of weeks ago and it was BAD. I should try your method...

    Stopping by from Singing 3 Little Birds.

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  8. Wow, very pretty! Thanks for your tutorial and for sharing. Love it!

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  9. What a fun idea! It looks great with double-sided paper.

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  10. It looks great on top of a package. What a pretty way to use up old scrapbook paper.

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  11. These look great, I love the graphic paper! Thanks for coming by this morning and linking up with Lemon Tree!

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  12. I just love this! I have a baby shower this weekend and I just HATE spending so much trying to make gifts look pretty... and yet... I really want them to look pretty, LOL!

    I'm hosting my *first ever* link party tomorrow - it opens tonight at 5:00 EDT in a couple hours. I'd love for you to come by and link this tutorial up. :) It would make a wonderful addition!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
    happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

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  13. So gorgeous! I love your projects, I am now your newest follower!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. That is a great gift topper idea! I love it!

    I'd love to have you link up with my linky party at The Southern Institute! It's open Monday-Saturday night and I pick a featured blog each week!

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/07/creative-me-monday_31.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Love your beautiful blog so happy I found you at Under the Table and Dreaming! I am your newest follower!

    I just had to share this fun project on my Facebook page :)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Carmella/206113556078433

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  16. these are really beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  17. Wow - they are so pretty! Thxs for sharing!

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  18. This looks sooo cool! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also a great giveaway! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/tuesday-confessional-link-party-and.html
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  19. this is totally cute! I'd love it of you'd share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It woud make a great addition to the party!

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  20. Cute, cute...can't wait to make some of these! Thanks for sharing :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  21. Hi,

    What a great idea! I love this flower. I think I'm going to try this too sometimes.

    I've seen you on the Delightful Order link party!

    Greetings Sofieke
    http://knutselen-met-sofieke.blogspot.com

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  22. Very nice, Danielle! Lot's of inspiration here! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Beautiful! Could imagine them on a wreath. Thank u for sharing

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  24. What a great idea! I love the idea of using it as the bow on a present!


    I would love for you to come share at my week long blog party, Blog Stalking Thursday!
    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-stalking-thursday-3.html

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  25. Love these flowers!
    We would love to have you at our first ever link party... *Crafty Lassie Tuesdays*
    www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  26. Danielle though I have seen these flowers at another site I love the way you have made and explained them
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  27. I like this. You make it look so easy! I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies! (new follower)

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  28. I just stopped by from Delightful Order! I love these flowers! And they're so easy! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  29. What a cute and creative way to decorate packages! I'm definitely going to try this!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  30. I love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. Just thought I would let you know that I mentioned this tutorial in my blog today. You can check it out here if you'd like:

    http://craftanyway.blogspot.com/2011/08/birthday-dress.html

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  32. I adore this! I am SO making some of these to add on gifts. I bet you could make a really cute banner with them as well!


    I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  33. Pinned!

    -Aubree
    yellowblackbird.blogspot.com

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  34. That is definitely a present topper I would keep. Nice tutorial.

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  35. Just leavin' some more love--this is great!

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  36. Pinning this! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. I would love to feature it next week!

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  37. They are really pretty on presents! What a nice touch. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  38. Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

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  39. Love this idea. I will be making some of these for bows for Christmas gifts.

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  40. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button! Also, this week's link party is up and running, so don't forget to link up!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/i-went-through-last-weeks-link-ups-and.html
    ~Macy

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  41. So cute. Your flowers tur4ned out great! I will have to try your method.

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  42. Great tutorial. Bookmarking for holiday gift decorating ideas!!!

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  43. Super cute! Can't wait to try it!

    I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party - Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com!

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  44. This is really cute...I'm gonna go through my scrap paper stash and make several...would look great as bows for gifts.Thanks.

    Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-fall-and-you-rock-2.html Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  45. Great tutorial, i love it so much, thanks for sharing

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  46. this is really beautiful! :-)
    www.vallys-creations.gr

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  47. Thank you for this tutorial! What a great way to use up my paper scraps and to decorate packages. Wonder what else I can do with them?:)

    I hope you can share your post with us at It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

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  48. Such a darling way to dress up a package. Thanks for sharing!!

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  49. Lovely. Going add a ribbon and lightly glitter the edges for Christmas ornaments. Great instructional. Thank you. :)

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  50. What a great tutorial! I can see how beautiful these will be on some Christmas presents. I just pinned this and would love for you to share it at my party if you have a chance. Thanks! http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

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  51. Благодаря за урока супер. Много харесвам вашата публикация: Treasure Hunt from an Egg Carton Поздрави от мен и Чехия.

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  52. These look great - perfect for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing how you made them.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/
    Visiting from Tatertots & jello

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