Ciao amici! This is Morena from Morena’s Corner, and today I want to share my rolled paper flower-making secrets! I love flowers: real, artificial, and paper. The fun thing about making them yourself is you can get the exact color and size that you need for your project! I chose my color palette for this Valentine’s day project first, then picked the flowers I wanted to use. In about an hour, I had this beautiful mini wreath to hang near my work desk. Here’s how you can make your own.
- Rolled Paper Flower Cut File
- Love Flourishes Sentiment Set
- Macrame Hoop
- Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
- Lace remnant
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gold Paint and Gold Glitter Paint
- Water Mister/Sprayer
Choose your flowers from the set (there are so many to choose from!) and open them in your design software. I resized these so they were 5.5 inches wide. This gives you a finished flower that is about 2 inches large.
Lightly mist the cut flower, and wipe off any excess water. You don’t want to make the paper too wet, or it will tear. The water will soften the paper so you can curl the petals and create more realistic looking flowers. When it dries it will once again be stiff.
Use a toothpick to gently curl back the tips of the petals. Continue until all the petals are done. Mist the flower one more time and start winding it around the toothpick to create the flower.
Glue the base on to hold the flower together.
Wrap the bottom of the hoop with lace. This will make it easier to attach the flowers. Hot glue the flowers and leaves onto the hoop. When you are done gluing, brush gold paint and gold glitter paint onto the flowers.
Transfer gold vinyl to a scrap of cardstock, and cut out the sentiment. Glue it on top of the flowers.
Add some more lace to the top of the hoop, and your beautiful floral mini wreath is ready to hang!
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