Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Paper Flowers - A tutorial

I will admit it now, I don't really like cut flowers.  There I said it.  I much prefer them in a garden or park than stuck in a vase.  Because of this I don't want lots of fresh flowers at my wedding so I have decided to make some paper ones instead.  I will be using these flowers to make my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets as well as for table decoration.  They are simple to make so I thought I would create a little tutorial for those interested.


You will need:
Glue gun, 18 gauge florist wire, florist tape, sticky dots, florist pins, pliers, A4 Card

Wrap the florist tape around the florist wire til they are fully covered.

Cut a spiral out of the card.  
I have a paper cutting machine so I cheat on this bit but they are simple to cut by hand.

Start rolling the card on itself

When you reach the centre of the card you will have a flower looking a bit like this.
If you want to make larger flowers you simply let it unravel a bit.

Once the flower is the required size put a few sticky dots under the flap to secure the layers

Put a floristy pin thru the centre of the flower

Using the pliers create a hook at one end of the coated wire

Glue the stem to the flower using the glue gun

Once dry use the florist tape to cover the glue

Voila! One finished paper flower :)

If you do make some please let me see a photo!!

8 comments:

  1. That is fabulous darling, thankyou for sharing this tutorial!

    Eda ♥

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  2. These are awesome and will look so unique at your wedding!

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    x

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  3. So cute! thanks for sharing! x

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  4. They look awesome, Sarah! :) I might have to give them a go! xx

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  5. i actually rly love these! how many do you reckon you're going to have to make though?x

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  6. Oooh these are so cute and look simple to do ! Love them XxXx

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  7. What a cute idea!!! These are cute for bridal/baby showers or decor! love it!

    I gave your blog an award! See it on my most recent post: http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

    xoxo Denise

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  8. Oh wow, I may have to do this for my own wedding reception! I like the idea that you can keep a few for ever and ever and they're not just gonna die like real flowers.

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