It is Tuesday right?… NO!… where did yesterday go? Alright, I know it is Wednesday and I am now officially two days late on this post. I know. Get it together, but I did and here it is. I am all about spring right now. Bringing in warmth, light and life into my house. Let the fresh air in and enjoy it. So I wanted to try a few DIY craft projects. I have seen a lot of inspiration for flowers, and some with paper flower’s. But all of the ones I have seen have used some printing thing that makes the flowers spiraled. I don’t really know. All I know is I don’t have one. I do have scissors, a glue gun, and hands to do it.
So armed with my trusty glue gun, a book of scrap booking paper, and scissors I got to work making a garden of flowers.
Now because I did not realize this until I got home and started doing this I got the wrong paper. I should have gotten paper with color and the images printed on both sides. See, always think things through.
|the not folded paper made into a flower, it looks ok from the side|
|view from the top, you can see the white side of the paper.
So you MUST have pattern on both sides of the paper
|the folded in half paper|
Once the paper was folded in half I was ready to go. You can either cut this big one, or like I did use or cut the paper in half. So I got two flowers out of this one folded paper.
|yes the color changed, realized I needed a view of the finished swirl|
Once done I had a coil, spring like paper. As you can see, all with different thickness. The next step was the hardest. Take the outside end and roll into the swirl. Keep it as tight as possible.
|starting the rolling of the swirl|
|keep it tight to the very end|
This was difficult because with the paper being cut in a curve the paper wanted to unroll, or roll far to one side. If when rolling you have some paper sliding on top or bottom that is fine. I found the finished flower looked nice with some different height pieces to the individual flower. Once you get to the center, leave the very center unrolled. That becomes the bottom of the flower that you attach the “petal” part to. Secure with your hands the still tightly coiled flower to the bottom (no glue yet).
|attaching the petal part to the center, which turns into the bottom of the flower|
|finished with the rolling, still holding tight|
Once that is as secure as possible while holding it, slowly, SLOWLY, uncoil the flower. Still hold the bottom and keep your fingers around the flower. Just let it loose and open little by little. Each flower will have different looks so some you will want to let open and uncurl a lot while others you will like to be small and tight still. This is all your preference and what you need for your project. The more you uncoil the bigger the flower.
|starting to un coil the flower|
|the flower has bloomed!|
When I decided that the flower looked right, I made sure the bottom of the flower was still attached to the flower petals.
|this one was made with further apart lines being cut, the flower has some taller parts to it|
|my group of flowers in my newly painted wood basket|
|I love all of the colors|
|bringing a little spring into the house|
|a very simple table decor project|
|these are a few pictures of another table decor I had thought of using|