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5.13.2014

DIY | paper flowers

I'm pulling a post from out of the archives for you today. Do people do that in the blog world? Post the same thing twice? No? Call me a pioneer of the double posting frontier! ;) There are a lot of different paper flower DIY options out there, but this particular one is an absolute favorite! Mostly because one of the main ingredients is glitter.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Cardstock // color of your choice
Scissors
Circle cutter // I tried both a 1" and 1 1/4" circle and ended up liking the larger circle better
Hot glue gun
Glitter

STEP 1: Cut circles from your cardstock. O wanted to try out the ombre effect, so I have a different color for each layer of flower. I used approximately 8-10 circles per color. You'll use more depending on how full you want the bloom to be.



STEP 2: Take your scissors and cut a slit halfway up each circle.

STEP 3: Put a dot of hot glue on the left side of the slit and slide the right side on top of the left. This will form a cone. Repeat.


STEP 4: Put a dot of hot glue near the seam of one cone and place a second cone (usually the flattest side) on top of the seam.



STEP 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 over and over and over. You'll want to make the cones less severe as you go so that the flower looks more open once you're finished.

STEP 6: Smother the center in hot glue and cover it in pixie dust. If you don't have pixie dust, I guess you'll just have to settle for regular old glitter. ;)




I think these would be super cute sitting on a mirror tray. They also look like they should be floating in water or something spectacular like that. Someone find me waterproof paper and I'll make it happen.

WHAT ARE YOU CRAFTING THESE DAYS?

25 comments:

meg pitts said...

Those are intense! I'd probably get bored after making only one! Haha! That's totally what I do, I get set up, get halfway through, and then get bored with a project. Except photography, I never get bored with it!

Robyn Black said...

those look awesome!!! :)

Jenna Secrist said...

These are so so so pretty! I wish I had this tutorial before my wedding last summer. I wanted to make paper flowers but couldn't find a good DIY. Love the colors and the gold!!

Lauren Cornwell said...

These are so pretty! I might try them with my pinterest club at school!

Amy Hodgdon said...

These are really pretty Meg!
Ahem...I have totally used old posts before and just re-vamped them!!

Amy said...

this is still one of my favorite things you've done ;)
so pull out of the archives any time you want!

Christina Main said...

Holy cow these are gorgeous!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I double post with guest posts I've written! :) Also, had so much fun during our google hang out! Good times!

Beka Johnson said...

Those are so cute! Double posts are completely acceptable and I think are a good thing. It allows for your new readers to see some of your old work.

Megan McIlvaine said...

phew. good :) exactly what i was thinking!

Megan McIlvaine said...

me too!! we will have to do it again soon!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha thanks lady! this was more of a "oh my gosh it's so late and i don't have a post written for tomorrow!" sort of thing. now you know my secret. ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha okay good. i don't feel so bad now!

Megan McIlvaine said...

you have a pinterest club!!? that sounds like the most amazing thing ever! definitely give these a try. they are so fun to make!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks girl! the wedding i went to on sunday had coffee filter flowers for all of their arrangements. they turned out super pretty!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank you!

Megan McIlvaine said...

hahah! i have totally done that before. i agree, though, i never get bored with photography :)

Jenna Secrist said...

I bet that was really pretty and unique! I am a lover of real flowers, but creating ones are even better.

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

adorable!




maybe should double pots!

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said...

Stopping by from the Jack of All Trades link-up :) Love these little DIY cuties, and the colors you chose are so perfect for spring. Adorable!

Kari Holtkamp said...

These are adorable! I love how you posted this again. I often think of doing the same thing and now I think I will:)

Megan McIlvaine said...

maybe you should!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks!! they are so fun to make :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

you should...then i won't be the only one! ;)