Every Tuesday I post the Tuesday Tutorial over at The Everyday Scrapper. This year I've been thinking alot about being frugal, using my scraps and using my stash. It's abig topic of discussion on message boards and at a crops. With a few scraps (and copying the flowers from manufacturers like Prima) you can create gorgeous flowers in a snap! Here's a super easy tutorial to create a handmade flower from paper scraps:

Supplies:

  • Scrap paper, about half a 12×12 sheet
  • Gem or flower center
  • Tulle
  • Edge Distressor
  • Needle and thread

1. Cut about 5 circles, each larger than the next, from some scrap paper. I like double sided paper, like this paper from Prima, because you can use both sides of the same scrap. The circles should nest inside one another, the smallest being about 1″ in diameter.

2. Using an edge distressor, rough up the edges of all the circles.



3. Layer the circles with pieces of tulle between some of the layers.


4. Stitch the layers together in the center. The color of the thread does not matter.


5. Trim the excess tulle from the “flower”.


6. Cover the stitch with the gem or flower center. Rough up the edges of the flower a little bit more.


I sprayed a gift bag with some ink and then added the flower and a bit of tulle tied to the bag. You can also use flowers like this on card, layouts, and home decor projects.


To see more tutorials, ideas, and techniques check out The Everyday Scrapper.

Happy Scrapping!!

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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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Tutorials at The Everyday Scrapper

  1. I’ve been trying to make my own flowers for weeks…your how to should be a huge help! Your a gem!

    Posted on February 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm
  2. Thank you for the great idea.

    Posted on February 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm
  3. Love those flowers! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! :)

    Posted on February 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm
  4. Thanks Jen. Can’t wait to try this. Now I need to buy some tulle!!!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 5:50 am