DIY Modern Paper Flowers - Sugar & Cloth

DIY: Modern Paper Flowers

Remember this background from the snippets I showed you the other day of my new artwork? Well, i’m still in the process of covering it with these awesome paper flowers i’ve been making. They’re super simple but mildly time consuming when you’re trying to cover an 16×24 canvas, but i’ve taken the time out to show you how to make them yourselves. What you’ll need:

  • Card-stock (preferably double sided)
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun & plenty of glue sticks (depending on how many you’re making)
To get started you need to cut your card-stock down to size so that it’s more manageable. You can vary the sizes if you’d like, just keep the proportions the same. For example, 4 x 4 , 8 x 8, etc. ↓
Now, get your swirley on :] It doesn’t have to be perfect by any means, just look at mine! It can’t be worse than mine..  ↓
Next, you’ll cut out your swirley. You can get creative with this step (and in my case pretend you didn’t accidentally draw a straight line on what is supposed to be a circle), by using scalloped scissors or whatever your heart desires because, in the end, it will only give your flower a little something extra  ↓
Take the largest end of the spiral and begin to roll it up, hot-gluing ever so often but be careful not to glue it too tight because it won’t look like it’s “blossoming”. Once you’ve done a couple and are used to it, you can play around with the gluing aspects to create a more exciting bloom/bud, it’s actually more fun when they unravel  a bit.  ↓
All finished? Feel free to share some photos of how you’ve used your paper flowers! You can use the same steps with fabric and ribbon as well. Some ways to put them to use: gluing them to a stick to create flowers on a stem, as table decor, to spice up gift-wrapping, on a card, or artwork..
DIY Modern Paper Flowers - Sugar & Cloth

DIY: Modern Paper Flowers

Remember this background from the snippets I showed you the other day of my new artwork? Well, i’m still in the process of covering it with these awesome paper flowers i’ve been making. They’re super simple but mildly time consuming when you’re trying to cover an 16×24 canvas, but i’ve taken the time out to show you how to make them yourselves. What you’ll need:

  • Card-stock (preferably double sided)
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun & plenty of glue sticks (depending on how many you’re making)
To get started you need to cut your card-stock down to size so that it’s more manageable. You can vary the sizes if you’d like, just keep the proportions the same. For example, 4 x 4 , 8 x 8, etc. ↓
Now, get your swirley on :] It doesn’t have to be perfect by any means, just look at mine! It can’t be worse than mine..  ↓
Next, you’ll cut out your swirley. You can get creative with this step (and in my case pretend you didn’t accidentally draw a straight line on what is supposed to be a circle), by using scalloped scissors or whatever your heart desires because, in the end, it will only give your flower a little something extra  ↓
Take the largest end of the spiral and begin to roll it up, hot-gluing ever so often but be careful not to glue it too tight because it won’t look like it’s “blossoming”. Once you’ve done a couple and are used to it, you can play around with the gluing aspects to create a more exciting bloom/bud, it’s actually more fun when they unravel  a bit.  ↓
All finished? Feel free to share some photos of how you’ve used your paper flowers! You can use the same steps with fabric and ribbon as well. Some ways to put them to use: gluing them to a stick to create flowers on a stem, as table decor, to spice up gift-wrapping, on a card, or artwork..

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