DIY Holiday Paper Flowers

12/5/2012

The lovely ladies of Icing Designs (You may know them for this, one of my favorite projects of all time!) offered to share this stunning holiday DIY with you all today and I’m so excited to welcome them here! You see, paper flowers never get old. They are just so darn pretty and these are no exception. In fact, they’re probably better than any you’ve seen, because they involve ornaments and tinsel-y (better known as eyelash!) yarn. I’m pretty positive all of your holiday packages need one of these on top! Take it away ladies!

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Supply List:

Card stock of your choice
Scissors
Hot glue
Mini ornaments
Eye lash yarn {Martha Stewart makes a great one}
Optional clothes pins

To Make:

Take a piece of white paper and draw the shape of the petal you desire, it should be not bigger than 1 ½”. Be sure to have a rectangle shape at the bottom, this is important for creating the flower shape. Cut it out and use this as your pattern Take your card stock and cut it into 2”x2” squares. Then take your pattern and lay it on top of 2-3 squares of your cut out card stock and cut out, you can create 2-3 petals at a time depending on the thickness of your card stock. You will need 7 petals for each flower.

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Where you have your rectangle at the bottom of each petal, cut a slit a few centimeters up. Cross one side of the slit paper over the other and hot glue it to hold it in place, this will give the petal shape and dimension. Cut a small 1” circle out of your card stock, or you can use a paper punch. Start to glue the bottoms of the flower petals around the circumference of the circle. You will need 4 petals. The last 3 petals can be stacked on top. As you glue the petals on fold them backward to give the flower some dimension.

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After your petals are all on securely, take one of your ornaments and some length of your eyelash yarn to create a center for the flower. Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom of your ornament and attached one end of the yarn. Wrap the yarn around until you reach the end and secure it again with another dab of hot glue. Hot glue the entire bottom of the ornament and place it into the center of the flower.

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You can now add a clothes pin on the back of the flower, so that it can be attached to a gift or gift bag. You could even put a magnet on the back of the clothes pin! Since the flowers are being pinned onto a gift they can be reused as many times as you like!

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All Photos by Icing Designs

Holy moly, I love these so much. A huge tinsel-filled thank you to Melissa and Kellie for sharing this project, be sure to check out the rest of their awesomeness right here.

Looking for more DIY projects? Check out the full project gallery here! And if you’re looking for some serious holiday cheer, you can get a hefty dose of that right here.

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