How To Make A Carnation Flower (Version 2)

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Materials

  • An A4sheet of paper (i used 80gsm/copy paper)
  • 2 1/2 inches (about 6cm) diameter object
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge Scissors
  • scalloped or zigzag scissors (optional)

Folding,tracing, cutting and shaping

  • Fold the A4 piece of paper in half to make an A5 size. Fold again in half this time along the length.
  • Using the circular object trace circles and cut.You can use a paper punch if you have one.
  • The carnation flower will need 8 layers so that means 8 circles.
  • If you are going to use thicker paper you may have to skip the folding as it will be hard to cut once folded.
  • Fold the circles 2 times creating 4 sectors.
  • Pinch the pointed end (1cm or 1/2 an inch)
  • Using the scissors make a scalloped edge or zigzag edge (i used a normal scissors)
  • Cut along the folded lines to separate the petals (or while the circles are still folded cut from the folded or scored line to the edge of the circle).
  • Fold the petals three times to give them a ruffled look

Assembly

After you finish shaping the petals open them up and glue them together by putting one layer on top of the other alternating the petals. Watch the video to better understand what has been explained.

 

Tip

  • Colour the edge of the petals to make them look like real carnations

 

Happy Crafting!!

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How To Make A Carnation Flower (Version 1)

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Materials

  • An A4 sheet of paper ( i used 80gsm paper/copy paper)
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • scissors
  • 2 1/2″(about 6cm) circular object for sketching circle ( you can use a circle punch if you have one)

Folding,tracing, cutting and shaping

  • Fold the A4 piece of paper in half to make an A5 size. Fold again in half this time along the length.
  • Using the circular object trace circles and cut.
  • The carnation flower will need 8 layers so that means 8 circles.
  • If you are going to use thicker paper you may have to skip the folding as it will be hard to cut once folded.
  • Fold the circles 4 times creating 8 sectors.
  • Draw a small circle in the centre as a guide to how far you can cut (you can use a very small button or anything small if you want to be exact).
  • Cut along the lines you folded to the circumference of the inner circle.
  • Pinch the petal in half (you can score them first if you prefer).

Assembly

Glue the flower together by placing one layer on top of the other making sure to alternate the petals.Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the flower

 

Tip

You can use this flower as a centre for a larger flower like i did in the Pointy Petal Flower tutorial and also in theĀ  Anita giant paper flower tutorial

Happy Crafting!!