Hey everyone! I have been playing around with making this fun flower, based on a tutorial that my sweet friend Valerie made using fabric. I tried it with paper and LOVE the results, so I thought I would share it with you all here.
Here are a couple examples with the flowers I've made.
This one is with Noel Mignon's March Homespun kit...
This one is done using Bella Blvd products.
So to begin, you will want to have your glue gun and your favorite circle punch handy (Any size will do). Collect your favorite papers and you are ready to go.
Punch 10 circles out, and wet them down. Pat them dry and let them air dry so they are just damp. I found that when the paper is damp, it makes it a lot easier to mold and shape it.
Fold your circles in half and apply a small amount of hot glue inside at the crease.
Fold your half circle one more time and apply another small amount of hot glue
Then, you will smoosh the sides slightly so that it opens up slightly. Do this with 9 circles you have pre-punched.
After you have all of your circles folded and ready to go, you can arrange them on one of the circles.
Apply a drop of hot glue in the center of the circle that you are going to be placing 4 of your folded circles on. For the second layer, you will stagger them on top of the first layer. When you have 8 of them in place, it should look something like this...
To finish these fun flowers off, you will want to use your last folded circle, and cut the tip of it off like this...
Then, you will apply a small amount of hot glue on the end like so...
Place it in the center of your stacked flower circle and then use your fingers to kind of smoosh the paper to get a curled up edge effect.
If you want, you can also use other embellishments for the center as well. Here is an example of using a simple punched circle and button with a twine bow.
So there you have it! I just love the looks of these on a layout! They are so much fun! :)
See you all Saturday! I have a fun post planned to share with a chance for an AWESOME prize too! With Easter almost here...it's a perfect time for a HOP don't you think?