Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Playing with Papers: A Paper Flower

Last Friday, I shared "Papers In Bloom" collage papers for CareFREE Fridays!  (If you haven't already downloaded them, you can get them here.)  For this week's Playing with Papers I created a paper flower... What better way to play with flower paper than to create a paper flower? 

I started by printing my flower paper on card stock.  I printed it on both sides - the light yellow daisy paper on one side and the deeper yellow flower paper on the other.  (I also printed two sided green stem paper.)

I cut a strip of the yellow paper and made slits along one edge. I also cut petal shapes in two different sizes using templates I created.

Using "Aleene's Tacky Glue" I wrapped the strip of yellow around a green pipe cleaner.

After the center was finished, I began gluing on petals, one at a time, starting with the smaller petals first.  (I switched to hot glue because of it's strength and quick drying time.)

I kept adding petals, deep yellow side up, until the inner ring of petals was complete.

Then I added the larger petals around the smaller ones (lighter side up).

I cut a strip of green stem paper and made slits along one edge, then wrapped and glued it to the base of the flower.

I cut thin strips of green stem paper and wrapped the pipe cleaner a little bit more.

The vase I made in a previous post was the perfect place to display this beautiful bloom!

*This step-by-step process is intended for personal use only.*
Please do not sell this image or teach/post this tutorial as your own. 

It is totally okay to use the FREE collage papers to make your own unique images to sell. (I actually think that's pretty cool, and I'd love to see them!)

But, please do not sell re-creations of the image I've made.  (That's not cool.)

Please be sure to check back for more FREE collage papers (and ideas to go with them)!


  1. Very cool...love to see it done it all kinds of different patterns....so fun!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Wonderful idea! You are the paper creation queen! :-)

  3. Wonderful technique and flower!

  4. I love all flowers but this one is by far the cutest! Thanks for sharing how to make one.


  5. What a wonderfully creative process! Thanks for sharing this with us!!!


  6. This is so much fun!!! I love this. Thanks for the tuitorial Kristin!

  7. how lovely. and again your step by step made it look so easy!

  8. I love what you do with paper!

  9. Love these! Thanks for the tutorial - I can't wait to try it!


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