Ombre Paper Flower BouquetI love making paper flowers. They are easy to make, inexpensive, and they don't require any attention. As I was preparing my craft room for photography, I added a few pieces of handmade decor to my space. This bright pink ombre paper flower bouquet in a gold-dipped mason jar contrasted nicely with my light blue walls and white shelving. It makes a cameo appearance on pages 56 and 58 in Creative Spaces Vol. 3.
When I started making flowers for this bouquet, my original intent was just to have a bunch of pretty flowers in a jar. As I started arranging the flowers, I wondered what they might look like if I arranged them in an ombre pattern. I fell in love with the final outcome!
Create a gold paint-dipped effect on your mason jar by masking off the top of the jar with painter's tape and spray painting the bottom with gold spray paint. Spray a few coats to create an opaque finish.
Paper Flower Tutorial
Spiral Paper Flower Instructions
- Start with a 6"x6" piece of cardstock.
- Using scissors, free-hand cut a spiral into the paper starting at the outer edge.
- Grab the end of the spiral with a pair of tweezers.
- Roll the flower along the spiral using the tweezers as a handle.
- Wind the spiral tightly until you get to the center of the spiral.
- Let the flower spring open.
- Place hot glue at the end of the spiral.
- Press flower petals into the hot glue.
TIPS: Make larger or smaller flowers by starting with a different size paper. Imperfect or wonky spirals make for more authentic looking flowers.
Create stems for your flowers by bending the top of a piece of floral wire with a pair of pliers. Choose floral wire that is strong enough to support your blooms, but is also flexible. This floral wire was too heavy for my taste, but it was all I could find in town.
Adhere your stems to the flowers with hot glue. Increase the strength of the bond by adding a layer of glue on top of the wire, too. Bend your wire stems as needed to create the perfect bouquet.
Creative Spaces Vol. 3
To see this project and MANY more inspiring decor and organization ideas, be sure to grab a copy of the newest issue of Creative Spaces. I have looked through this issue several times and I always see a new idea that inspires me to create.
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