Valentine’s Day and springtime are approaching us. That means all of the pretty colors are coming in and the flowers are starting to bloom. The scenery is becoming more vibrant and it is time to start spending more time outside rather than in.
So, why not welcome spring by starting to decorate with some flowers and bright colors?
I found this easy DIY paper flower on HGTV.com. I was excited because it looked really pretty and the instructions seemed simple. So…here is my trial of making a pretty paper flower.
Items needed are:
A cardboard circle-the online instructions said to use a cake circle which would work, but I didn’t have one, so I just used a piece of cardboard and cut it into a circle.
Scrapbook paper-the online instructions said to use 7 pieces of scrapbook paper. I ended up only using 5 1/2. Granted, I used different designs where the original design used all the same color.
Double sided tape-I didn’t have any, so I used a hot glue gun and regular tape.
A paper cutter or scissors
Step 1: Cut all of your paper into 4 inch by 4 inch squares. (I found it easier to cut the pieces that I wanted to use first instead of all of it because I didn’t end up using all of the pieces that I cut).
Step 2: Make all of your squares into a cone shape. I had to use a little trial and error to make my cones look the way I wanted it to. If you are using designed paper, fold the plain sides together for the inside of the cone. If the design in on the inside, the flower is going to be a majority white. Make sure to tape or glue the edges together.
Step 3: Start gluing the cones onto the cardboard. I had to use hot glue to get the cones to stick to the cardboard. Also, the cones need to be a small distance apart so they don’t get too crowded and not make a circle.
Step 4: Keep adding cones to the cardboard to make the layers of the flower. Just flatten the end of the cone and put glue on that end to stick to the cardboard. Keep filling in until you have a flower!
Now, this flower can be hung from a wall or just placed on a table like I have done. I love how it turned out with all the different designs of the paper in the different layers. It is great with Valentine’s Day decorations or just to hang on the wall.
We’ll be back with more ideas in the next few weeks!