Tutorials

Poinsettia version 1

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Materials

  • 3 red A4 sheets of paper for the petals
  • 1 yellow A4 sheet of paper for the flower centre
  • 1 Apple green/Lime green A4 sheet of paper for the flower centre
  • 1 green sheet of paper for the leaves

Please take note that you do not have to cut the petals on an A4 sheet only, you can cut them on any paper where your templates fit.

  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer (optional) for cutting strips for the flower centre. You can just use a ruler,pencil and scissors instead
  • Pen or pencil for tracing and marking
  • Bone folder or table knife for curling and veining the petals and the leaves
  • scoring board for veining (optional)
  • PVA glue or a glue gun
  • A toothpick for coiling the flower centre
  • 2 1/2 paper punch or object for the base
  • Download template design 5 and design 7 (to make the flower same size as in the video tutorial make sure to download the link that says video tutorial size)

The petals

  • The petals are to be made with template design 5. The set has 5 petals but we will use 3 for this project;the largest petal,the third largest and the smallest. If we name the largest petals as 1 and number 5 as the smallest then it means we will use 1,3 and 5.
  • The flower design has three layers with 6 petals on each layer
  • Fold the petals in half and curl them sideways from the middle towards the tip. (please note that you have to curl them sideways and not backwards. (watch the video to understand what i mean)
  • Cut a slit halfway the petals
  • Glue one flap on top of the other overlapping slightly
  • Repeat for all petals

The leaves

  • Use the largest of template design number 7
  • cut 3 leaves using the green paper
  • fold in half to form the middle vein of the leaf
  • using the bone folder or table knife vein the leaf
  • fold the scored lines in  accordion to give the leaf dimension (this is optional)

The Base

  • Use a paper punch or a 2 1/2 (about 6cm)circular object to cut a circle for the base.
  • Depending on how to hang the flower this is the best time to add whatever it is you want to use
  • This project is using templates that fit an 1/4 of A4 which means if you want to make a bigger flower then the base will have to be made bigger. if you choose the A4 then the base will have to be 4 times bigger.

The centre

  • Cut 1/2 inch x 2 inches (1 cm x 5cm) strips for the centre. Cut them in red,yellow and apple green / lime green.
  • Using the toothpick coil up the red strip first which will be the innermost colour followed by yellow and then the apple green or lime green.
  • Roll them up while gluing them together to avoid unraveling.
  • You may use a quilling tool if you like but a tooth should be fine. i rolled up mine using my fingers so as to ave a very small hole in the centre
  • Make as many as you like. (5-7 or more)

Assembly

  • The flower design has 3 layers with 6 petals on each layer
    • First layer- 6 of the largest petals
    • Second layer- a mixture  of the two smaller sizes
    • Third layer- a mixture of the two smaller sizes
  • There are two ways to assemble the flower
    • Gluing petal to petal and then adding a base. This method will have the petals closer together
    • Gluing petals to the base. In this method the petals will be a bit further apart

Watch the video to understand all that has been explained.

 

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!!

How To Make A Rose Flower (version 3)

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Materials

  • A4 piece of paper in the colour of your choice ( i used 80gsm/copy paper)
  • An A4 green piece of paper
  • 1 1/2 inches, 1 1/4 inches and 1 inch diameter objects (you can use paper punches if you have some in different sizes
  • scissors
  • a toothpick (cocktail stick)
  • A pencil
  • A skewer

Tracing cutting and shaping

  • Trace and cut all three circle sizes. Make 6 circles for each size
  • Coil them up with a tooth pick
  • Unravel all but one, leave one of the smallest ones still coiled up. But make sure that the unraveled ones are still curled up a bit for dimension
  • The unraveled circle is the centre. It is to this piece that all the other circles (petals) will be glued
  • Apply glue to the bottom part of the circles and glue them around the circle coiled piece. Start with the smallest ones and finish with the bigger circles.

The stem

  • Cut the green piece of paper into 4 (A6 sizes)
  • Coil one of the pieces with the skewer
  • Cut slits into the top of the coil piece (at least 4)
  • Spread the slits apart and glue the flower on them

The leaves

  • Cut one of the A6 pieces of paper in half
  • Fold the cut pieces in half and then cut into three equal parts
  • Cut leaf shapes.  You should have 6 pieces
  • glue them to the stem

 

Assembly

Have a look at the video and see for yourself how easy it is to make this rose.

 

Happy crafting!!!

 

 

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!!

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 the  Anita giant paper flower tutorial

Happy Crafting!!

 

How To Make A Hydrangea Bunch

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Materials

  • 2 white A4 sheets of paper for the petals and the base for the bunch (I used 80gsm/copy paper
  • 1 A4 green sheet of paper for the leaves (I used 80gsm/copy paper
  • A pencil
  • Glue
  • Colouring pencils (in the colours of your choice). I used yellow,blue and a touch of purple.
  • A table knife or bone folder for curling the petals
  • 5 1/4″(about 13cm) round object for tracing the base of the bunch

Cutting, folding, colouring and curling

Cutting and folding:

  • Fold one of the white 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)
  • I made 20
  • 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)

Colouring:

  • I started with the yellow for the centre, then i coloured at least until halfway the petals with blue and finished with purple at the tips.
  • I have been told that pastels can also do a great job (pan pastels in particular) but i haven’t had the chance to try them out yet.

Curling:

  • Using the table knife or bone folder curl the petals outwards

Making the base for the bunch:

  • Using the 5 1/4″ circular object trace a circle on the remaining white sheet and cut it out. Sketch a small sector and cut it out and glue the opposite sides to make a cone.

The leaves:

  • Fold the A4 green paper in half both length wise and width wise and cut. You should have 4 A6 pieces of paper (1/4 of A4).
  • You will need two of the papers you have cut
  • 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.
  • Do the same for the second one.
  • Using the table knife make five diagonal scored line from the centre line to the edge. make corresponding marks on the other half of the leaf.
  • crease the scored lines inwards

 

Assembly

Glue the hydrangeas from the top going down covering the cone. Watch the video to see how you can go about making the bunch.

 

Tip

  • You can omit the cone and attach the flowers to floral wire and make the bunch

 

Happy crafting!!

How To Make A Paper Rose Flower (Type 2)

 

Materials

  • An A4 sheet of paper (I used 80gsm/copy paper but you can use thicker sheets of paper)
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • Toothpicks/cocktail sticks
  • Scissors

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)

Curling

  • 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.

Assembly

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.

 

Happy crafting!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pointed Petals Flower

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Materials

4 A4 papers for the petals (i used blue 80gsm/copy paper)

1 A4 paper for the centre

A pencil for tracing

A scissors

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

Cutting petals

  • 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)

Shaping petals

  • 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.

Assembly

Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the flower.

Happy Crafting!!

Simple Folds Bouquet Flowers

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Materials

  • An A4 sheet of paper
  • A pencil
  • A craft knife/scissors
  • A ruler
  • Glue (I used white glue but you can use any glue you are comfortable with)
  • Flat base pearl beads

Drawing, cutting, folding, and gluing

Drawing:

  • Using the ruler and pencil draw 5cm x5cm squares.
  • Each flower requires 10 squares.

Cutting:

  • Use the craft knife & ruler or scissors to cut the squares.

Folding:

  • Fold the squares diagonally to form a triangle.
  • Pinch the centre of the longest side of the triangle.Pinch on the very edge.

Gluing:

  • 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

 

 

Tips:

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.

Happy crafting!!

How to make a Lily flower

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Materials

  • 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 pencil
  • A pen for drawing dots on the petals (optional as a pencil can also be used)
  • scissors
  • 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

Tracing:

  • 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

Drawing:

  • 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)

Cutting

  • 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.

 

Tips

  • 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.

 

Happy Crafting!!

How to make a rose flower (type 1)

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Yellow Rose (design type 1)

Materials

  • 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

Assembly

Watch the video to see how you can go about assembling the rose.

Happy Crafting!!