Paper Flower Tutorial

I love getting fresh flowers, but I always feel a little sad when they begin to wilt.  That is why I like paper flowers–they never die.

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One of the best paper flower tutorials I’ve seen is from Jones Design Company.  If you have any interest in creating your own paper flower bouquet, I would definitely suggest checking  out.   It is a fairly simple process, but because I am terribly lazy, I modified the tutorial to make it even easier.  I left out a few of the steps, but the end result is still beautiful. I’ve included my modified tutorial below, just in case anyone has a penchant for laziness like I do.

I began by cutting an uneven circle out of construction paper.  Then I cut the circle into a sloppy spiral.

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Next, I rolled the spiral inwards, creating a tight rosette.

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I released the rosette, letting the flower unfurl into a nice bloom.

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Then I put a dab of hot glue on the inner piece of the spiral and pressed the flower down.

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Next, I rolled a sheet of green construction paper into a sturdy stem.

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I made two small cuts on one end of the stem and hot glued it to the bottom of my flower.

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I repeated these steps until I had created eight flowers.  To create my flower arrangement, I gathered all of the flowers and a few dried stems from another flower arrangement that I have.  I used twine to tie the flowers into a tight bunch.  For a vase, I cleaned out an empty olive jar and wrapped it in yarn and twine.

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It’s definitely not perfect, but I don’t mind.

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I’m just pleased that these flowers are not going to wilt.

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