I made these ginormous flowers for my daughter's baby shower. They're going to be taped to the wall behind the table that will hold all the food.
and as soon as I saw the tutorial, I knew I wanted to make some paper flowers for the baby shower. I changed a few things to get a different look for my flowers.
The original tutorial shows flowers with pleated petals and curled paper centers. They're adorable, but not exactly what I wanted.
Here's how I made mine.
I drew my petal shape on a piece of stiff scrapbook paper. It's really more like cardstock.
I cut out the shape, and used it for a template for the other petals. I used a full sheet for each petal on the large flowers, and I cut two petals per sheet for the smaller flowers.
6 petals per flower.
I rolled up the petals so they'll have some shape.
Then I made a center cut straight up from the bottom to make some tabs. I cut about 4 inches up.
I fired up my glue gun, and overlapped the bottom where I cut it, gluing them in place. (The more you overlap the tabs, the more the petals will stand up.)
Then I started gluing the petals together. 3 on the bottom, three on top of those.
(This is a really crappy picture, but it's the only one I took of all 6 petals glued into place.)
You'll want to fold the petals back a little to give the flowers some dimension. I didn't worry about little creases and dimples. They're what give the petals their shape.
I also made some leaves. Take an X-Acto knife and score the center of the leaves and that way you'll get a nice crisp fold up the middle. Don't cut too far, just score the paper. I curled the tips back just a little, too.
Then I spray painted the flowers 2 different shades of pink, and the leaves green. It probably would have been easier to use colored paper, but I just used what I had.
I used my Cricut to cut out the black centers and hot glued them into place.
I'm really happy with how they turned out! They come together really quick, so it's a fast, fun project. I have one more coral pink big flower, but the paint was still wet when it was time for pictures. I think they'd look cute on the nursery wall later on.
What do you think?