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Make a Large Paper Flower

Materials:

  • 10 sheets of Card-stock in your choice of colour.
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue and a Hot Glue gun.
  • One Styrofoam ball in size of your choice.
  • Jewels to stick on ball for the centre. (pre-adhesive jewels are best)
  • Additional paper (any type) to create centres. (I used muffin cups)
  • A circle cut out of Bristol board or thick card-stock about 6 inches in diameter.

The Flower Shape:

  1. Step 1: Using the 10 sheets of cardstock fold as follows. Leave 6 sheets regular size. Fold 3 sheets in half once. Fold 1 sheet in half twice.
  2. Step 2: Using the shape of your choice draw then cut out petals in each set of folded papers. You want each size of paper to have the same shape. Cut a small slit at the centre bottom of the straight edge side of each petal. There should be 6 large, 6 medium, and 4 small sized petals of similar shapes. You can go to nature for the shape you’d like, for example you can use a heart shape.
  3. Step 3: Using the slit you created in the bottom edge place hot glue in the bottom corner of one side of the slit. Slightly over lap the other side stick together. This will create a slightly 3D shaped petal.
  4. Step 4: Using the 6 inch circle, begin to stick petals on. Start with the outer edge of the circle and stick down 3 large petals. Place them equal distance apart. Overlap the remaining 3 large petals in between the spaces of the first petals. Continue this overlapping process with the 6 medium petals. For the final 4 small petals place them on opposite sides of each other in the centre.

Making the centre and completing the flower:

  1. Step 1: Take the Styrofoam ball and cut it in half. You can use a sharp knife or craft saw.
  2. Step 2: Using the jewels or rhinestone adhesive of your choice, create a pattern on the dome of the Styrofoam ball. You can use multiple colours, different patterns.. get creative!
  3. Step 3: Use the additional paper to create an outer edge for the now jeweled Styrofoam ball half to sit in. For example you can layer paper muffin cups in 3 different sizes or you could also cut circles from regular paper and scrunch in a cone shape to create the same effect as the muffin cups. Glue the centre to the layered paper.
  4. Step 4: Glue the completed centre to the middle of the finished flower shape and your own giant paper flower.