The major change happened in my banner. I created one using a photoshop program and added some of my favorite photographs.
My paper flower really caught the eye of many people.
Since then, I have had over 30 requests for a tutorial.
Well, here it goes:
Hot Glue Gun
Circle Cutter or Exacto Knife
Circles of different sizes for tracing
Paper for the Petals and Pattern
Start out by cutting your base circle. I used my Olfa circle cutter at it's largest setting.
I cut it once through on the top side. Then I flip it over and cut it through the back side. Once cut, it pops right out. My circle is 9 inches across.
Once cut, use your round object to start tracing circles as guidelines approximately 1/2-3/4 inches apart. I had 5 inner circles by the time I was finished tracing.
Now, start creating your petals. Begin by making a pattern and choosing your paper. Remember, the older the paper, the more fragile your flower will be. I am using music paper from the 1940's for this one. I cut about 50 petals and each are about 3 inches long.
Now you are ready to add your petals to the base. Place a small fold at the base of each petal. Glue it on the base starting with the outer circle. Overlap each just slightly.
Continue to go around your outer layer.
Continue to work through all of the circles until you create a small opening in the center of the base.
Now measure the size of your center piece. I do this using my Olfa circle cutter.
Once you have your last piece cut, it is time to decide how to finish it. You can use fabric, colored paper or even a paint technique. I chose to do a basket weave pattern.
Glue the center piece directly on top of your basket weaved paper. Then trim the extra away until the paper only sticks out past the center piece about an inch. Then begin to glue and fold the paper over. You may choose to Mod Podge the finished center to give it a slight sheen.
Finally, hot glue this into the center of your flower and you are finished!!!!
Thank you for stay with me for a very long post. I hope you find this helpful and fun!
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