August 26, 2013

How To Make A BIG Paper Flower

Thank you for all of your kind comments on "Dressing the antique store window".   So many of you asked about the big paper flowers I used


 I think they would be great decorations for:
Weddings 
Showers
Luncheons
Classrooms
Church events
Parties........Or...Store windows





Now, after a lot of trial and error, I ended up with something that..Kind of resembles a flower


I tried making petal shapes, but that was too tedious.   So, I made circles in three different sizes.  I used a salad plate, cereal bowl, and saucer.   I now had "Petals" from large to small


I traced around the dishes onto regular copy paper then... 


...Cut my circles out.  Once I made a couple practice flowers I started cutting through 4-5 sheets at a time which sped up the process

After the circles were cut I curled the petal top with a pencil


And cut a slit halfway through the circle.  

Then  ran a line of hot glue and over lapped the bottom of the petal.  

Once the circle was overlapped and glued, it took on a petal shape


Now, using hot glue I layered the petals, I used four large ones for the bottom and then layered up three each of the medium and small petals.


Now it's looking like a flower



The center of the flower was made with cupcake papers.   The party store has so many colors and designs.


I turned two papers inside out.  The first one was glued in, then I crumpled the second one and glued it in the center of the first one





So, there you have it BIG PAPER FLOWERS
For all of your BIG PAPER FLOWER needs...I'm laughing!

  

Happy Creating!

Carol

34 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Well, Aren't those cute!?!! I will have to rush out and buy those special "measuring tools"...the plate, saucer and bowl...lol Love them, Carol. They are just great and would be fun in a classroom, too-xo Diana

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

You're pretty ingenious! Love the cupcake liner touch. I actually have a cupcake liner crafts Pinterest page! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen

Connie said...

Carol, You blow my mind!
How many times did you run back around and get in line, when the Lord was passing out talent?
Thank you for always sharing the step by steps for your projects.
You are a blessing to all of us that follow you.
Have a great week,
your blogging sister, Connie :)

Martinel said...

Gorgeous! From a several weeks I'm mad abaut paper flowers,and this tutorial came absolutely in time,thanks,this evening I will make at least one:)

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Hy Carol ! It's always a pleasure to me when my blog roll is updated with your new posts ! Like a little treet in my day. I love so much your DIY and moreover I understand it, because my english's not really good for technical explanations !! You know, you did a great French job, because you did a CHANEL camellia ! I saw flowers like yours in CHANEL shops for decoration. So you can call them FRENCH HAUTE-COUTURE CAMELLIAS.
xoxo from PARIS where we have a rainy august day.

Joëlle

Debbie said...

They have the look of big poppies to me. I love them! I'm going to pin them to the board that I have for the weddings that live in my head.

Gina said...

Oh Carol, these are fabulous! I love them! That is such a beautiful store window too.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Too cute Carol.What show will you be doing? Thanks for stopping by!

Patty Patterson said...

Those are cute! They look pretty time consuming, though. But, I would think that you could make them any color you wanted if you got colored paper! :-)

Trisha said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing the tutorial...can't wait to make some!

~Trisha

DJAjewels said...

Great tutorial! Just shared on Pinterest.
Irene

Marilyn said...

I heard you laughing! You know all of us crazy people are going to want to make these. You are a smart cookie!♥♫

PS - Thanks!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Great idea and instructions. Now I have to put something else on my to do list...seriously.

Createology said...

Carol you are uber clever and these paper flowers are quite stunning. Just the draw for your store window and shoppe space. Thank you for sharing your process. Creative Bliss Dear...

Debbie Borthwick said...

Wow, these are amazing and oh so beautiful! How you came up with this idea I have no clue, but I'm glad you did. I have to pin this to try one day soon, I love them! And they look fairly easy too. Great job on the window display!
Debbie :)

Karan Mell said...

uh, oh, can't you see these in color and printed paper? Love the idea about the cupcake holders, now I will have to be on the lookout for them. And add jewels to the center, oh, dear off on another rabbit trail......I can't wait to make one of these. Brilliant idea, great job, Carol!

karan
primsandroses.com

Kat W said...

Hi Carol, what a great post! Love love the flowers, wow, and I know how long it took you to put this detailed post together with pics and all! Hey I would have bought a cupcake, ate it, and then used the paper! lol only kiddin, will have to try these! and the window looks gorgeous! Great job! kat =^.^= up here in boulder city nevada :)

Cynthia said...

Carol thanks so much for the great tutorial. These would be so great to make just to put on the outside of a gist bag.

Cynthia

Kathy said...

I don't have a reason in the world that I need big paper flowers but I love these! I have a huge stack of sewing pattern instructions and I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. Hmm. Maybe smaller paper flowers connected to a wreath? Hmm.

SavannahGranny said...

Carol, You have done it again,, girl! I am pinning these. My grandson is getting married in May 2014. His mom is looking for things to use at the rehearsal dinner.
Thanks again for this great tutorial. xoGinger

Iprefervintage said...

Seems easy enough. Thanks. And you could tweek them any way you want for a different look.

Ann said...

Great tutorial and the flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing, endless possibilities for fillers in a display.

Marlynne said...

Excellent instructions! Very Impressive!

marda said...

What a GREAT idea.. thanks for sharing the how-to.

Betty said...

The memories you just brought back. I remember a friend of the family would make tissue roses and dip them in wax to sell. Thank you.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great flowers and great tutorial. I love the look of paper flowers, and yours are stunning.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Looks great Carol..somehow even better at night! Great job!

Denise Duffy said...

Those are so cute! You layered them perfectly and what a fabulous window display the made!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

You're so right...these flowers would make a striking wedding backdrop all assembled on a wall!

Perfectly Printed said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm sure I will be using the flowers for many events!!!

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...

sevgiler bahcemden:)))

Laurie Brown said...

Those are brilliant! Another use is for costuming- giant flowers sitting on a bustle for a steampunk lady botanist outfit!

Debbiedoos said...

Those are pretty cool Carol! Great idea for window displays or parties.

Debi Willhoite ~ Cameo Cottage Designs said...

OMGosh I love these Carol....thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this! You be the bomb woman! Hugs!!!