I created this super frilly pretty flower for a mini book I made when I was on the Clear Scraps Design Team. The flowers were mulberry paper based flowers from Accent Scrapbooking but this same technique can be used for Prima, Petaloo, Bo Bunny, or any other flat paper flowers you have. You know you have these kinds of flowers in your stash, just begging to be pulled out of the package, jar, or bag and put onto a page!! You've cast them aside for the new highly embellished and glittered flowers that have become popular over the last few years. Who wants to be seen using last year's flowers? Not me! LOL

This technique will help bring your old plain flowers up to par — you'll be a fashion-forward scrapper in no time. What are you waiting for?!

For this technique you will need some very sophisticated supplies: white glue and 3 paper flowers. I know, too easy.

I sprayed these flowers with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party to give them a slightly more “shabby” coloring and some sparkle. This is an optional step-if you decide later that your flower is “blah”, you can always spray some Smooch Spritz on it!

Fold one flower in half and secured with glue. 

The fold that flower in half again and secure with glue.

Apply some glue to the center of the second flower.

Place the point of the folded flower into the center of the second flower and wrap the second flower around the folded flower.

Pinch the flower around the folded flower to make the petals flare out.

Adhere this double flower to the third flower and fluff the petals. 

Add to a project for a little extra pizzazz (and to use up your stash).

Happy Creating!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “From Flat to Frilly Flower Technique

  1. Too cool!
    I’ll be trying this tomorrow!

    True :D

    Posted on September 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm
  2. This is absolutely beautiful!!

    Posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:35 am
  3. This is such a great idea for those ho-hum flowers that I never seem to want to use! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on September 2, 2011 at 5:57 am
  4. You’re such a creative genius. I’m going to have to try this too. Thanks

    Posted on September 2, 2011 at 7:01 am
  5. Thank you for sharing, I’ll have to try making some.

    Posted on September 2, 2011 at 11:59 am
  6. very cool idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on September 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  7. Wow! You made it look so easy! TFS!

    Posted on September 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm
  8. thank you so much for sharing this neat idea, I have loads of “flat” flowers in my craft room, now I know what I can do to make them more interesting

    Posted on September 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm