April Paper Flowers

Up-cycle: Paper Flowers

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Supplies:

Scrapbook paper
Glue
Buttons or other embellishments for the center of the flower

To make your template trace a circle either2” makes a 4” flower, 1.5” makes a 3” flower, or 1” makes a 2″flower.

Once you have your circle pattern cut out 7 circles for the size you desire. 6 circles are for petals and one is for the center.

Next we are going to do our folding. The object is to create a “V” shape from your circle. Don’t worry about being perfect, you just want to make sure that you aren’t overlapping at the tip of your “V” or your petal may become to small, and you’ll need to add more.

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Repeat this same folding technique on all 6 circles. I like swap sides of the patterned paper, it varies the pattern and creates a fun whimsical feel. But you can also keep all the paper the same direction for all the petals, it’s up to you!

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Next up, you’re going to cover your last punched circle in a sticky adhesive. This is especially important if you don’t plan on sewing your flower together or stapling the center. I use an ATG glue gun, and that has very tacky glue, so that works fine.

When you’re done adhering, this is what your flower will look like. Now, you can totally wrap up this project here, simply by covering the center with a button or other embellishment. You can also push your finger inside the petal and pull it out a bit to make it look fuller.