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:
- Scrap paper, about half a 12×12 sheet
- Gem or flower center
- 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.
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I’ve been trying to make my own flowers for weeks…your how to should be a huge help! Your a gem!
Thank you for the great idea.
Love those flowers! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! :)
Thanks Jen. Can’t wait to try this. Now I need to buy some tulle!!!