This tutorial will show you to make dimensional flowers from paper. It's fun, moderately easy, and awesome embellishments.
- EK Tools 3D flower punch or equivalent paper punch.
- Hot glue gun
- Rubber cement
- 2 coordinating pieces of Cardstock (Preferably 2 sided)
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Use your paper punch to punch 2 12 inch strips out of your coordinating pieces of cardstock. I used the EK Tools Carnation Dimensional Flower Punch. This particular punch will punch out 4 petals. You'll need to line up the last petal to keep it going as a cohesive 12 inch strip. Be careful when sliding the punched paper out from the punching tool. Lighter papers have a tendency to get caught in the spokes of the tool. You'll need 2 12 inch strips for each flower you want to make.
Glue the 2 corresponding strips together offsetting the strips horizontally by half a petal. I used rubber cement. Standard Elmers glue isn't strong enough to hold the two strips together for the rolling step (listed next).
Once the 2 pieces of cardstock are glued together roll up the paper using a standard sized pencil.
Put a dab of hot blue on the end of the flower once it's rolled up. I used low heat gluesticks so I could hold down the paper tab while the glue dried without burning my fingers.
Unfold the petals to form the flower completely. And voila! Beautiful dimensional flower.
I put them on my handmade leopard print holiday tree.
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