Since I like to save all my fabric and paper scraps, these Handmade Paper Flowers are the perfect way to use paper scraps.
Remember that bouquet of paper flowers on Little Mango’s bedside table?
I’d let you know how I did it. But then I realized these are so easy to make that writing a tutorial would be overkill. So instead, I wrote some short instructions on how to make these. Since I like to save all my fabric and paper scraps, this is the perfect way to use the paper scraps.
For the stems, I used bamboo skewers painted with food coloring. That’s the first thing to do, then let them dry.
To make the flowers I folded small, square pieces of paper, first folding twice into a smaller square, then diagonally to make a triangle. I then cut a petal shape, making sure to leave the angle where they will all join intact.
After I cut several different shapes and sizes of petals and leaves, I curled the tip of the petals and leaves by wrapping them around a round pencil. Some I curled outwards, some inwards.
I made a very small hole in the center of all the flowers. After choosing which combinations I’d use, I layered them and after putting a dab of glue between the layers, I passed the fine tip of the skewer through the hole. I put another drop of glue (I used liquid silicone) on the tip of the skewer inserted it into the hole in the bead.
Then I glued the leaves to the skewer and cut the tip of the skewer protruding from the bead.
This is as easy a craft project as it gets, so it’s perfect for entertaining your kid, provided you man the scissors if the child is too small (you’d rather keep those Child Protection Services folks happy, they’re the crankiest bunch).