Making paper flowers is a fun craft activity for young and old alike. They can be very simple in their design or much more complex. This is a guide about making paper flowers.
This beautiful paper dahlia looks much harder to make than it is. Make one or more to decorate your walls. They can be made in numerous sizes too!
Source: Based on a project found on www.lovepomegranatehouse.com
This is a simple origami flower made from paper. Kids can make this with their parents, too. It's great for gifts and party decorations.
A beautiful use for discarded books.
The spring colors of this bouquet will brighten up a wintry
We were eating out and when we were done, Trey, our friend's teenage child, presented us all with a "paper rose." I could not tell you how he did it, even as I watched, art is amazing, and even this photo does not do justice to how much it looks like a rose. He started out by rolling the napkin into a cylinder, but the leaf, I have no idea.
Isn't it beautiful?
By Robyn Fed
Use circle template to cut a ring from cardstock. Trace big and small flowers onto decorative papers. Cut out. Punch a hole on center, and insert brad. Curl up the edges of each layer with your fingers.
I'm looking for instructions for making realistic paper flowers. I'm also looking for information about paper mosaics and faux stained glass.
Look up HGTV.com. Then look at Creative Juice--they have done the projects you are asking about.
For paper flowers, use dyed coffee filters and trim the edges to look like the edges of a flower. I can't remember the rest, but I think you use a wire ore pipe cleaner for a stem and attach flower and stem with florist tape.
Mosaics--cut or tear small pieces of paper, create a design you like then glue or mod podge onto your project. Cover with a layer of Mod Podge which will dry clear.
Faux stain glass--I do the real stuff, but it did look interesting and easy enough. Good luck.
This is a great Stained Glass & Mosaics site! ...It's an online catalog that sells stained glass supplies.
* They also have many "How-To" pages:
OR: search this GREAT site for directions
* Just type in "mosaics, stained glass or flowers" in their search engine:
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I'm "self-taught" in pretty much all of my many crafts (except sewing which I learned back in school & weaving & spinning). I teach painting (on pottery) classes... And, I've found that if you take classes, (with most any craft) You'll not have to learn things "the hard way" as the instructor will teach you their tips, tricks & short-cuts... I teach my students things that took me nearly 20 years to learn the hard way.... They pay $45 per class... to learn from my many years of experience & I MAKE SURE it's well worth their time & money.
HERE'S SOME IDEAS:
* Call your local Community College or an "ART Supply" store (or as a third option, a Craft Supply store) & ask about Classes...
* Or just look on Crags List for a "Starving Artist" (like me!) that would be happy to make a little bit of money to teach you tips, tricks, short-cuts & wisdom they've learned through the years.
(I especially love to see children learn!)
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Martha Stewart has great paper flowers on her website. www.marthastewart.com
Take a paper that is blank and color it red or pink at the top, about two inches down. Then color the rest of the paper green, on both sides of the paper. When you arrange it a certain way and then twist the stem part and tape or tie it together, it makes a flower.
Reuse old newspapers or magazines by making them into flowers. Choose a few of your favorite images or texts (old poetry works great). You can even dye regular newspaper using the water from boiling beets. Cut paper into different sizes of circles with wavy circumferences. Put the smallest one in the middle on top. Pinch the center of the back and twist so that all layers are wrapped together. Insert a piece of wire through the pinched area once or twice then wrap it around. Tie the wire to a stick or a pencil to give it a creative twist. Make several and place in a vase or give to a loved one as a nice gift.
By Emma from Missoula, MT
Saw a nice tip about crafting when I read something in a calendar at the store. Use fragrance strips to cut out to make scented flowers. You could make a nice corsage or put the paper flowers on a wire stem, or even one of those wire place holders you see a lot of. Good for a budget valentine.
By Pamphyila from L.A., CA
Do you have a pattern for paper or fabric roses?
Birder from Flint, MI
I found these instruction by using Google. Hope it helps some.
http://www.ehow.com/how_16356_make-paper-roses.html uses crepe paper looked nice
http://www.bloom4ever.com/howto/howto01.htm Origami one - looked complex but beautiful
http://members.aol.com/linnyandmo/rose.html simple paper napkin rose
http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co. ... /uk/11/features/craftyart/intro.html tissue paper - looked beautiful
http://www.webindia123.com/craft/flower/paper/party.html tissue party rose
http://www.webindia123.com/craft/flower/paper/cabbage.html tissue cabbage rose
http://www.wholesale-table-linens.com/napkin-folding.html shows a couple of roses from napkins
if you Google in Napkin folding - there are tons of pages. Some of the instructions look like roses.
I couldn't find anything under fabric roses!
Great for Mother's Day. Use up to a dozen liners for each flower. This is from Martha Stewart.
By Melanie from NC
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