How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers
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I have been wanting to make a fun paper flower display for my studio for a long time. I wanted to create something colorful that would cheer me up while in crafting. So when Hobby Lobby invited me to participate in this campaign, I got extremely excited. I knew it was the perfect excuse to bring the outdoors in with beautiful Spring colors and textures.
So I took a trip to my local Hobby Lobby to get all the material. I honestly could spend hours in their paper craft section, the cardstock displays look like rainbows! But I needed to focus, and after a couple of minutes wandering, I finally decided to take home a couple 12 x 12 sturdy cardstock in varying textures and colors.
I got home and I started brainstorming about the project. At first I wanted to make one giant flower of each color, but then I thought mixing all the colors and textures in one flower would create a more interesting effect, and I was so right!
Check out the easy steps so you can create your own indoor floral display to decorate your home or to make a pretty photo backdrop for an upcoming spring party.
MATERIAL (to make one flower):
- Cardstock. I used 12 x 12 inch cardstock in seven different colors. Six different colors for the petals and one white cardstock for the center of the flower.
- Printer paper sheets. I used three sheets to sketch the petals
- Exacto knife
- Glue gun and sticks
Step 1: Draw three different sizes of petals on white printer paper sheets to make molds.
Step 2: Mark the center of the 12 x 12 inch cardstock and draw the petals using the mold.
Step 3 and 4: Mark an X that cross the flowers in the middle and mark it pressing gently with the exacto knife. That is going to help fold the petals to create an interesting 3D texture.
Step 5: Cut the flowers leaving the petals connected by the center.
Step 6: In total you should have six flowers. Two flowers of each size of petal.
Step 7: Glue the flowers together. I started with the biggest petals to the smallest ones and I arranged them so you can appreciate all the six colors.
Tape your giant colorful flowers on the wall and start enjoying them!
To make the center of the petal use the white cardstock or a white printer paper sheet and draw skinny long petals of about ¼” x 1” and connect them with a skinny line just like the pictures below. Then roll them and glue them together. You can also use giant pom poms as the center of the flowers!
Next week I’m hosting an Easter party for my kid’s friends and mommies. I’m going to take these paper flowers for the patio to make a picture backdrop. That’s the awesome part about these giant flowers, I can move them around the house as much as I want and enjoy them for different occasions!
I know you are going to have lots of fun at your local Hobby Lobby this spring! Here is a 40% off coupon so you can get all the material you need to craft all season.
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