I spent my shift at Paper Source last week making paper daisies for the spring window. This was my first time using the new kit, and I loved how they turned out. Eight hours of cutting, gluing and folding will really get you thinking and I started to dream up all sorts of ways that I could use flowers like these in my life.
Unfortunately, most of the ways involve having children (preferably girls) and throwing birthday parties. Right now there is none of that on the agenda.
Either way though, I figured some fun white flowers would bring spring to our current apartment and would eventually look nice in our new place. Especially if I stick to my plan of making it look like this.
The tutorial below is inspired by this Paper Source kit (which is nice because the flowers are pre-punched, there are templates and it comes with wire/tape to make stems). My way is a bit more freehand so check your perfectionism at the toolbar.
You will need three colors of text weight paper, scissors, adhesive (I used a double sided tape runner) and a pencil. Lightly sketch flowers with at least five to six petals on a sheet of paper. For each competed flower you will use two "large" flowers and two "small" flowers. Go for about 5 inches and 3 inches.
To adhere, put a dot of glue or a piece of double sided tape into the center of each flower. You should have two large flowers below your two smaller flowers. Add your small circle on top of the cut circle and fold up the edges to make it more 3D. Add another dot of glue to the center of the petals and add your circle piece in the middle.
I strung my flowers on a piece of ribbon and hung them over our bed. To make them stick to the ribbon, I added a small circle label to the back in the same color as the petals.
Hope you enjoy!