I made these ginormous flowers for my daughter’s baby shower. They’re going to be taped to the wall behind the table that will hold all the food. My friend, Yanet, sent me this link,
and as soon as I saw the tutorial, I knew I wanted to make some paper flowers for the baby shower. I changed a few things to get a different look for my flowers. The original tutorial shows flowers with pleated petals and curled paper centers. They’re adorable, but not exactly what I wanted.
Here’s how I made mine.
I drew my petal shape on a piece of stiff scrapbook paper. It’s really more like cardstock.
I cut out the shape, and used it for a template for the other petals. I used a full sheet for each petal on the large flowers, and I cut two petals per sheet for the smaller flowers.
6 petals per flower.
I rolled up the petals so they’ll have some shape.
Then I made a center cut straight up from the bottom to make some tabs. I cut about 4 inches up.
I fired up my glue gun, and overlapped the bottom where I cut it, gluing them in place. (The more you overlap the tabs, the more the petals will stand up.)
Then I started gluing the petals together. 3 on the bottom, three on top of those.
(This is a really crappy picture, but it’s the only one I took of all 6 petals glued into place.)
You’ll want to fold the petals back a little to give the flowers some dimension. I didn’t worry about little creases and dimples. They’re what give the petals their shape.
I also made some leaves. Take an X-Acto knife and score the center of the leaves and that way you’ll get a nice crisp fold up the middle. Don’t cut too far, just score the paper. I curled the tips back just a little, too.
Then I spray painted the flowers 2 different shades of pink, and the leaves green. It probably would have been easier to use colored paper, but I just used what I had.
I used my Cricut to cut out the black centers and hot glued them into place.
I’m really happy with how they turned out! They come together really quick, so it’s a fast, fun project. I have one more coral pink big flower, but the paint was still wet when it was time for pictures. I think they’d look cute on the nursery wall later on.
What do you think?