An A4 sheet of paper (I used 80gsm/copy paper but you can use thicker sheets of paper)
Folding, cutting & curling
Folding and cutting.
Fold the A4 sheet of paper in half along the length and cut (if you have a paper trimmer you can just go ahead and cut it in half)
Fold again in half as before and cut. You should have 4 long strips
You can now cut small squares 2 1/8″x 2 1/8″(about 5.25cm x 5.25cm) and then fold them diagonally.Or fold one corner of the strip inwards forming a triangle and then cut (this is my shortcut)
Each flower will need 8 petals so cut 8 squares
Fold the triangles you just made into smaller triangles
Pinch or score a line on the tip opposite the longest side of the triangle (about 1 cm (1/2 an inch)
Sketch a curved line from each end of the scored line towards the opposite longest side
Cut along the sketched lines (if you have a good eye you can cut without sketching the curved lines)
using a pencil or pen curl the petals to give them some dimension (curl them inwards). Do this to 6 of the petals
For the remaining two petals use a cocktail stick/tooth pick to curl from the top edge of a petal to the opposite tip. These two remaining petals are for the centre that is why the curls have to be tighter than for the other 6 petals.
Assembling the flower is easy, just apply some glue and stuck the petals making sure to alternate the petals. Watch the video to better understand what has been explained.
4 A4 papers for the petals (i used blue 80gsm/copy paper)
1 A4 paper for the centre
A pencil for tracing
2 1/2 inches circular object for the base and the centre circles
There is now a template available for download (but the set has 5 petals so you will have to choose three which are closer in size; the first three or the last three. If you choose the first three the base and centre will have to be slightly bigger or you may choose to stick petal to petal and then measure how wide the centre and base should be) Play around and see what works well for you.
Cutting and shaping
Cut six A5 rectangles. A5 is half of A4 (8.3″x5.8″/21cm x 14.8cm )
Cut six A6 rectangles. A6 is half of A5 (5.8″x 4.1″/14.8cm x 10.5cm)
Cut six A7 rectangles. A7 is half of A6 (4.1″x 2.9″/ 10.5cm x 7.4cm)
Fold the rectangles in half length wise
Place the folded rectangle with the open end on the right
On the bottom short side make a mark in the centre
Make a mark on the long right side (the open end)
make another mark on the top left corner
draw a line connecting all the dots and cut along the line.
repeat for all
Cutting the centre and base
cut one 2 1/2 circle for the base in the same colour as the petals
cut eight 2 1/2 circle for the centre
Shaping the centre
fold the circle four time to form 8 sectors
sketch a small circle in the centre as a guide to how far you can cut
cut following the lines you folded to the circumference of the centre circle (you can use a button or a small coin if you want to be exact.
pinch the cut petals in the centre
stack one on top of the other alternating the petals.
Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the flower.
Glue (I used white glue but you can use any glue you are comfortable with)
Flat base pearl beads
Drawing, cutting, folding, and gluing
Using the ruler and pencil draw 5cm x5cm squares.
Each flower requires 10 squares.
Use the craft knife & ruler or scissors to cut the squares.
Fold the squares diagonally to form a triangle.
Pinch the centre of the longest side of the triangle.Pinch on the very edge.
Apply glue along the edge of the longest side of the triangle and press gently to prevent the petals from losing shape.
After all petals have been made apply glue to one side of a petal and glue another petal to it with the previously glued edge on the bottom (the straight edge). Continue until all ten petals are glued.
glue the pearls to the tip of the flowers
Watch how to assemble the flower
The petals when glued together will leave a hole right in the centre in which you can insert a wire for a stem. Otherwise you can just stick the flowers down.
1 A4 sheet of white paper (I used 80gsm paper/copy paper but it is possible to use any thickness you may prefer)
A small sheet in light green for the centre strips (i used mint green)
A small piece of orange paper for the tips of the centre strips
A pen for drawing dots on the petals (optional as a pencil can also be used)
A ruler (for drawing sectors that will in turn be made in petals)
Glue (I used white glue-if you are going to use light paper dry glue is the best choice)
A larger circular object (5 1/4 inches (about 13cm))
A smaller circular object (2 1/2 inches (about 6cm))
Toothpick/cocktail stick for coiling the centre strips (optional
Tracing, drawing & cutting
Using the larger circular object and a pencil trace a circle on the white piece of paper
using the smaller circular object and a pencil trace a circle in the centre of the larger circle
From the centre of the smaller circle to the circumference of the larger circle draw 8 sectors (by drawing 4 line)
Roughly mark the centre of each sector to be the tip of each petal but also to help in drawing the petals
Draw dots on the petals from halfway the petals towards the centre (optional)
The flower will need 6 petals but to give it a bit of dimension you will need to cut away just one petal leaving 7 of which one will be stuck behind another forming the flower.
Cut a small rectangular piece of the green paper (about the length from the centre of the petals to the tip). Fold about 1/2 inch (about 10cm) on one of the shorter ends as a guide to how far the strips you will cut can go. Cut 7 strips
cut 7 very small rectangular pieces from the orange paper. Make them wide enough to cover the tips of the strips for the centre. Fold them in half and make oval shapes.
How to assemble
Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the lily flower.
Watch this video to get an idea on how you can put a stem to the flower to use in a bouquet. Otherwise they can be stuck directly to whatever medium you may wish to use for a bouquet or any to other project.
To make three petal layers instead of having all six petals connected divide the sectors to 5 instead of 8. Cut out one petal and stick the forth one to the third petal.
2 sheets of Paper (I used yellow 80gsm paper/copy paper but you can use any thickness you like)
2 1/2 inches (about 6cm) circular object for tracing circles which are the petals for the rose
A pencil for sketching
Scissors for cutting the circles
Glue (i used white glue but you can use whatever glue you are comfortable with)
Bamboo skewer for curling the petals
There is no downloadable template for this flower design. Use any type of circular object you have as all the circles will be one size at first before they are cut differently to achieve different heights and effect.
Tracing and cutting
Trace and cut 22 circles
1 circle for the base
5 circles for the first layer (outermost layer)
4 circles for the second layer
3 circles for the third layer
4 circles for the centre (coiled
5 circles for widening the centre
Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the rose.