Rolled Paper Flowers

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Create simple and lovely paper flowers for a unique {and inexpensive!} take on a wedding bouquet, centerpiece, boutineer and more. Using scrapbook paper, a glue gun and some florist wire, you can create these flowers.

Step 1: Supplies

Here's what you'll need:
:: scrapbook paper
:: scissors
:: hot glue gun
:: floral wire

Step 2: Cut Circle

Cut a circle from paper. Starting at the outside edge, cut a spiral towards the center. Slightly scalloping the edges will create a more natural and imperfect looking blossom.

Step 3: Tightly Coil

Beginning from the outside, tightly coil the paper, rolling towards the center.

Step 4: Release Coil

Allow the paper coil to loosen to create a flower.

Step 5: Glue to Secure

Add a bit of hot glue to the end of the coil to secure.

Step 6: Create a Leaf

Cut a leaf shape out of scrapbook paper

Step 7: Fold Leaf

Create an accordion-style fold in the center of the leaf and secure with hot glue.

Step 8: Add Wire

Bend the end of a piece of floral wire and hot glue to the bottom of the flower and glue the bottom of the leaf to cover.

Step 9: Enjoy!


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24 Discussions

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CrisBooks

1 year ago

Very easy and pretty! Thanks

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sciman1

5 years ago on Introduction

i'm guessing cutting it from a spiral is why it works better that using strips

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breumer

6 years ago on Introduction

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome flower craft!

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jaingram9

7 years ago on Introduction

what size did you cut your circle? these are great, i did this project with little kids at the library i work at and they all came out wonderful, they are fool proof!

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obrewer

7 years ago on Introduction

Your flowers are awesome! I learned how to make these a few months ago and made about 500 for my daughter's wedding reception! glued them onto the end of wooden skewers full length and cut at various lengths

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zoekkk

7 years ago on Step 7

i dont get how u make that fold

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TabbyDeAnne

7 years ago on Introduction

Great detail and easy to follow 'ible! Way to go! I will do this for my wedding. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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asumner2

7 years ago on Introduction

All of mine are turning out tiny and I have to glue all throughout. How do I make them look more bloomed like those shown?

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jonesdesigncoasumner2

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Allow them to 'uncoil' a bit before gluing to the back piece. Or you could try cutting your circle larger and vary the coil width when cutting. Sorry for the trouble!

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copilarim

7 years ago on Introduction

the patterns and the colours are just great!!:) love your instructable:)

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Liger

7 years ago on Step 9

Awesome! Simple but Stylish! Love It!

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S189

7 years ago on Step 9

What a great idea! They look lovely.

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pamgotcher

7 years ago on Introduction

Over the winter I laid sheets of "Bounce" in my little travel trailer - and it left it smelling so nice - I'm going to try this with some Bounce - If I want color, I assume I could spray with some watered down food color - the colors wouldn't be as bright, probably would be more of a pastel or watercolor look. Thanks for the 'ible - I was just thinking of this a day or so ago!