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Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY: Rolled Paper Flowers

We admit it - we are in love with paper flowers.  We want so badly to try our hand at this one, but just haven't had the time with all of our other projects!!  We will get on this one though after being so inspired by Jones Design Company's blog, we feel that we just might die if we don't try this since they make it look so simple...what do you think??

rolled flowers
Here’s what you’ll need:
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:: paper {either cover or text weight}
:: florist wire
:: scissors, pencil, glue gun
STEP ONE: cut irregular circle
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This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish.
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STEP TWO: cut spiral
cut spiral
Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center.
spiral
I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular
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If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. I did this one with a straight edge, but you could make it bumpy as well.
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To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot}
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STEP THREE: roll your blossom
start rolling
start at the outside edge and coil tightly
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Continue rolling until you get to the center. You’ll have a tightly coiled rosette.
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STEP FOUR: release coil
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And your flower grows.
STEP FIVE: glue together
glue
Add a glob of glue to the center and press to adhere the coiled paper
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TO MAKE A LEAF:
cut a leaf shape out of green paper
leaf
Fold in an accordion-style fold
fold leaf
and adhere with a dab of hot glue.
glue leaf
TO ADD A WIRE STEM:
Cut a piece of floral wire to desired size {mine are about 6 inches} and bend a small piece at a 90 angle.
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Glue wire to the bottom of the flower.
glue wire
Then attach the leaf to cover the wire.
glue leaf
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When grouped together, you have a very sweet bouquet of wilt-less blossoms.
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flowers
sweet bouquet
I also tried these with sheet music.
sheet music
And attached to a wreath form covered in linen.
music flowers
Aren’t those the cutest paper rosettes? Start rolling …

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