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How to Make Folded Paper Flower Decorations


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June 27, 2017

Paper Flower Decorations - the three finished flowersThese are very pretty, ever so easy, and stunningly professional. You will love making these gorgeous flowers. Use them for greetings cards, gift wrapping, collages, and wall decorations. They are also pretty used in corsages for your hair or wrists.

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Supplies:

  • squares of coloured or patterned paper, not too thick
  • scissors
  • sticky backed plastic jewels
Paper Flower Decorations - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Choose a square of paper. It can be any size, but 2 - 3 inches square is a good size to start with.
  2. Paper Flower Decorations - 2 or 3 inch square of colored paper
     
  3. Turn the paper wrong side up and fold it in half diagonally.
  4. Paper Flower Decorations - fold in half diagonally
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - folded paper
     
  5. Fold it in half again.
  6. Paper Flower Decorations - fold it again
     
  7. Fold it a third time.
  8. Paper Flower Decorations - and a third time
     
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  9. Make one more fold which should look like the one in the photo below.
  10. Paper Flower Decorations - make one more fold and it should look like this
     
  11. You will now need to make a cut as shown by the line on the photo. The fold is on the right.
  12. Paper Flower Decorations - line across the folded end
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - cut off the excess triangle piece
     
  13. Open it out again and cut about 3/4 of the way down the centre crease.
  14. Paper Flower Decorations - open out the last fold
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - cut down 3/4th of the way along the center crease
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - cut
     
  15. Open it out fully.
  16. Paper Flower Decorations - start unfolding
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - partially unfolded
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - completely open
     
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  17. Use the edge of your scissors to curl the petals.
  18. Paper Flower Decorations - curl the ends of the petals with your scissors
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - petals curled under
     
  19. Add a sticky jewel to the centre and your flower is ready to use.
  20. Paper Flower Decorations - add a sticky jewel to center
     
    Paper Flower Decorations - three finished flowers
     
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