I found instructables more than a year ago while I was searching for paper flower tutorials and I was amazed to find out all these amazing flower tutorials in this site.
After a long time I've finally decided to post a paper flower ible as soon as I saw these paper flowers on a facebook page. I wasn't sure what to name this flower, though it looked quite similar to Saccharum spontaneum (kans grass), but as this flower has a lot of swirls I named it 'swirly paper flower'.
They're really easy and fun to make, hope you like'em!
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Colored paper,
- Customized colored paper,
Step 2: Preparing Paper Strips
You can use single colored (usual craft paper) papers for making these flowers but I liked using the customized colored papers for making them. You can paint the papers with the colors of your choice and create beautiful shades to make the flowers look prettier.
First, you have to cut the colored paper into strips of at least 2 inches width and length of your choice, I kept the paper strips 2 X 8 inches.
Make a thin fold along any one of the vertical edges (of the strips).
Step 3: Cutting Fringes
You can fold the paper strip into half to save your time cutting fringes on it,
Cut the paper strip horizontally, but not all the way through. Leave 1 cm of the strip along the vertical edges, or more clearly leave the thin folded area (the vertical fold made in step 1) intact.
Try to cut all the fringes equally, no pressure, I'm sure you can do it,
Also try to keep the fringes as thin as possible, the thinner the fringes the prettier the flower :)