Wood Flowers





Introduction: Wood Flowers

Valentine's Day Challenge 2017

Runner Up in the
Valentine's Day Challenge 2017

What can you do, if it is winter and you find no flowers for your girlfriend?
Go in your workshop and make some :)

These flowers are very easy and quick to make.

For a better overview, please watch the video.

If you like it, I am glad if you vote for it in the Valentine's Day Challenge 2017.

What you need

  • table saw
  • edge sander
  • drill press
  • scroll saw or jig saw
  • wood
  • wooden rod
  • wood glue
  • water or acrylic colors
  • linseed oil

Step 1: Sawing Strips

The flowers are made from 4 triangle pieces of wood, Each angle of them is 60 degrees.

therefor I tilt my saw blade to 30 degrees and cut the edge of a piece of wood.

Then I flipped it over and cut it on the other side. I got a strip with 3 identical angle.

Step 2: Sawing the Petals

The petals have the same angle of 60° on the top and the bottom. To make this cut in a save way a made a little jig for my cross cut sled.

I recommend: don't try this without this jig

Step 3: Sawing the Center Piece

The center piece has a 90° angle on the top and bottom. This cut is not so difficult and you can make it with your normal cross cut sled.

Step 4: Drill a Hole in the Center Piece

With my drill pres I drilled a hole through the center piece all the way trough. It is not very exact and I made it only eye measured.

Step 5: Sandig the Petals

With my edge sander I sanded the top of the petals concave and the bottom convex.

Step 6: Gluing the Blossom Together

With wood glue I glued the petals on the center piece

Step 7: Sanding the Blossom

After the glue was dry, I removed every unperfection with the edge sander.

Step 8: The Leaf

for the leaf I cut a piece of wood with ca 1 cm thickness on the table saw.

Then I drilled a hole in a very sharp angle through it, with my drill press

To make this, I started with a flat angle and increased it more and more.

Step 9: Sanding the Leaf

With a scroll saw I gave the leaf a rough form.

On the edge sander I sanded it to a lens shape, then I sanded the middle part until it was 3 or 4 mm thick.

Then I sanded the ends from the other side also to 3 mm thickness.

Step 10: Assembling

I put a wooden dowel through the hole in the leaf and put the blossom on top. I secured everything with a drop of wood glue.

Step 11: Painting

I painted everything with water colors and after the color was dry with linseed oil.



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    these remind me a bit of the flowers my dad used to make to "plant" in people's gardens. These are a bit more complicated but the extra work seems like it is worth it. Your girlfriend is a lucky woman. These will last longer than regular flowers.