Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY Paper Posies


I was inspired by this post of Stephie's on paper flowers and knew that I had to make some myself. 

 I quickly searched the internet for a pattern, ended up using this one 
(but there are tons out there so use any that you like) 
and in less than 5 minutes, had made two! 

They require only 5 simple things that you probably already have in your house and are super easy to make!  

Here is all you need:

  • 1 sheet scrapbook paper
  • a flower pattern
  • scissors
  • a glue gun
  • buttons

Step 1- Trace and cut out two of each type of paper flower.

Step 2- Make a small fold in the center of each flower in order to make them have a more 3D effect. Turn the flower a quarter of a turn and make another fold.  

Step 3- Pick out a large button to match each paper. 

Step 4- Put a dot of hot glue in the center of one flower then press the second on top- shifting it just enough so that the petals are not directly on top of each other. 

Step 5- Gently pull on the top layer of petals to separate them from
 the bottom layer and give them a little volume. 

The ideas for these cuties are endless!
I made a few to go on my shutter fireplace screen
 along with some old pics.  
I also made a few to go on my inspiration board above my craft table 
and I plan to use them for a baby shower I'm helping with soon. 
 What a cute, inexpensive, and easy decoration!