Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Paper Flowers

I love summer!
One of my favorite things about summer 
is my zinnia garden.
Zinnias never disappoint with their endless supply of blooms that fill my house all summer long and into the Fall.
 I have always hated seeing summer come to an end.
Don't get me wrong, I also love Fall...
but, there's just something about summer!

So, now that summer is coming to an end and my zinnias are fading, it's time to replace my beloved zinnias with something else.

These paper flowers will fill the void until next year...

Here's how you can make these everlasting flowers...

Cut scrapbook paper into 3 inch x 12 inch strips.

 I used 3 coordinating patterns.

Cut slits approximately ¼ inch wide along the strips of paper. This does not have to be exact! Leave about ¾ inch uncut along the bottom of the strip of paper.

Place scissors on the back side of the paper and
 gently curl the paper

the way you would curl ribbon.

Add a line of glue along the bottom of the patterned side of the paper strip. Roll the strip onto a skewer. Pull the skewer down into the center of the flower so it does not show. Secure with tape.

Starting at the base of the flower, begin wrapping the bottom of the flower with paper tape. Continue down the skewer until you have it covered with the tape. The skewers can be easily broken to the correct length to fit the jar or vase you will be using.

Fluff your flowers to get the desired shape 
and add a button to the center.

 Cut a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper to fit around
 a mason jar or vase and secure with jute.

What is your favorite flower?
I guess I made it pretty clear what mine is!

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  1. These flowers are awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I, too, love my zinnias!! These are really cute though - perfect for fall!

  3. I hate to see summer go too. I also have a little zinnia flower bed. Your paper zinnia's are soo cute!

  4. So pretty! I love these. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. They are gorg...would look great on Christmas packages!

  6. How do I love these, let me count the ways! PINNING.

  7. Pretty--love the patterns you used :)

  8. Great flowers, the possibilities end only when you run out of paper, and that could never happen, lol.
    I linked over from the BFF Open House Party where I am participating too with Ghost Shaped Card and Free Cut file and would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  9. I am so loving your flowers, love making paper flowers and I have some cute flower buckets to put them in or blue ball jars. Love your project, these are great, love the black/white papers you used. HL has papers 50% off, hopefully I can find dbl sided papers to use to make these. Did you use dbl sided papers? If so what brand papers did you use? Look like a pretty simple project to make. Glad you shared. Happy week

  10. I love this idea. how fun is this. Great tutorial too. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live this afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  11. These are really cute! I love new ideas for flowers! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!

  12. These are so cute and look easy enough! I think I'll give them a try since I have all sorts of cute scrapbook paper! :)

  13. Beautiful job. Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

  14. Fantastic ideal! They look wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Super super cute! These are great! Jennifer

  16. This is such a great idea and the pattern paper you picked is perfect. Great tutorial... Would like to invite you to come share this great project at One More Time Events...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/how-to-redecorate-your-living-room-and.html

  17. These are adorable. Thanks for the idea :)

  18. This is so neat! Great step by step pictures to go along. I love how you added the paper to the mason jar to finish it off-great idea! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  19. I'm absolutely loving these! It seems like it would be a fun project that even older kids could help with. And I like how versatile they are, you can literally make some for each season or holiday if you wanted.
    I would sure love to invite you to link it up at our party Lovely Ladies linky party which is hosted by 6 different bloggers each Wednesday, so lots of exposure for this great piece! You can find us here http://bit.ly/15t2Nra
    Hope to see you there :)
    -Molly at Just a Little Creativity

  20. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring these when my link party opens up tonight!

  21. Those are so pretty. I love the paper you used. Thanks for linking at my Pin Me Party!

  22. Stopping in to pin.... my flower making daughters are gonna be all over these!

  23. Love your paper flowers...so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  24. Came over from Carol's "The Answer is Chocolate". Love these flowers. Just pinned it for future reference.

  25. We absolutely love these paper flowers and such a great tutorial too! We've featured this wonderful DIY at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No. 24 http://bebetsy.com.

    Thanks again for linking up with us!

    Sharon and Denise ♥

  26. Thanks for sharing this with the Totally Tuesday Link Party! It was featured! Come check it out and get your Featured button. ;)


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