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Gigantic Paper Flowers!

These gorgeous flowers are simple to make and super cheap.
They are perfect for decorations for whimsical parties!

These would be gorgeous for weddings, Baby showers, photo props,
tea parties, Birthdays, Valentine's day! 
Who wouldn't be totally smitten by the giver of a dozen GIANT roses?

So easy to make and only uses 2 things!
Lightweight Paper and hot glue!  You pick the colors!
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Step 1: 25 pieces of paper!

Picture of 25 pieces of paper!
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You will need about 14 sheets cut into large petals that fill roughly the whole paper.
You will need about 5-6 sheets cut into half size petals
You will need 1 sheet of paper for the center
And 4-5 sheets for leaves.

So, about 25 sheets of paper for 1 giant flower! 
Let's get started!

I used whole sheets of paper and cut
them into rough petal shapes.  Could be more rounded petals
or more heart shaped, depending on how you want your finished product to look.

Step 2: Center spiral!

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I used 1 sheet cut into a 'sort of' circle...using as much of the paper as I could
Cut in a spiral, leaving the edges about 1 1/2 to 2 " wide.

Starting on the outside edge of the spiral,
I rolled it into a rosette...
Hot gluing periodically--to make a spiraled little bud.

Hot glued it into place on the circular center shaped that remained.

Step 3: Petal to the metal!

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Then with smaller sized petals cut from the paper...
I began gluing them around the bud.
Just run a bead of hot glue along the bottom edge of the petal.
Press it carefully to the bud.  Let it cool before doing the next petal.

Glue larger and larger petals on until it "looks" right.
The real professionals "eye-ball it"  :)

Step 4: Curling!

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Then roll the petals toward the base...No glue here,
they will just make a natural curl and relax.

Add some giant leaves on the bottom edge...with hot glue of course.

What a Nice bucket of flowers;)could you please upload printable figures? Good luck on your win:)
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ilovebooks2 years ago
this is so cool! But too much of paper
Congratulations on your win Natalie!!
HollyMann2 years ago
Good job - these are awesome! I can't believe how huge they are!!!! I wouldn't have space for such large ones - but love them!
doodlecraft (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks Holly, Yes they are a huge and impressive decoration...and thankfully easy to dispose of when we no longer want to be crowded with giant roses! :)
vvvieira2 years ago
Keep'em coming.
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doodlecraft (author)  vvvieira2 years ago
That is amazing! I'd love to do something like that! :) Thanks for the idea...I'll start on a smaller scale and see who I can involve! :)
Well, just remember they ARE experienced... working on it since 1909! The last one was in 2011 - check these - and try to find the flowers NOT made of paper (beware: more than 200 photos).
lukaunggyi2 years ago
what an unable to believe ,this so cool.
HrdWodFlor2 years ago
Cool. Going to have to try this.
doodlecraft (author)  HrdWodFlor2 years ago
Awesome, I hope you do! :)
Oooh, so fun :D I'd make a big pink one!
doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! I'd love them in pink! I'd also like to do a dozen in red! :) What will my family think when the house is full of roses? :)
Ralphxyz2 years ago
Thank you, I am so totally not doing anything decorative (nor never have) but these really moved me. I wish I had a occasion to use them, that would be fun.

But thanks again,

doodlecraft (author)  Ralphxyz2 years ago
Ha ha, well, thanks for the sweet comment! :) Maybe someday someone will be worthy of you making a giant flower for them!
astack2292 years ago
doodlecraft (author)  astack2292 years ago
luannm2 years ago
I love it! Would love it or my kids craft class. But hot glue is tough with youngsters, any other glue recommendation?
doodlecraft (author)  luannm2 years ago
Thanks! I use hot glue because it holds and dries fast...I don't know what else you could use with kids...heavy duty glue dots maybe. :)
maureen11122 years ago
I really want to make these for my neice's wedding shower. What size pieces of paper and where do I buy them? I'm assuming tissue paper from Target won't work.
doodlecraft (author)  maureen11122 years ago
Thanks for your interest! I use lightweight astrobright paper--you can get it in so many colors and it is fairly inexpensive. You could try tissue paper, but you might want to do tissue paper puff balls and paper flowers together...we did that for my daughter's bday party and the combination was cute!