Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY Paper Posies

DIY Day @ ASPTL


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! 





6 comments:

  1. Cute! And I just bought a big pack of scrapbook paper. I'm thinking these would look cute on some notecards. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are adorable - Love the paisley print!

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  3. turned out great!!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - come and check it out!!
    http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

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  4. Ahhh yes, the stress relieving posies. I wondered when you were going to post on these paper pretties. :o)

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