Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Paper Flower

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Fans! It's the last Tuesday of the month and that means tutorial time here on the BnW inspirational blog. I made a tutorial to show how to make your own paper flowers. I hope you like it and hopefully get inspired to try it out!

So gather your stuff and follow me ;-)

You'll need the following: 
 Flower Punches in 3 different sizes, I like to use the retro punches
Double sided cardstock (preferably heavy weight)
water sprayer
something to prick a whole through the flowers

 Punch out 4 large, 3 medium and 3 small flowers.

 Layer the flowers on top of each other and prick a hole through the centers.

 This is what you should have right now.

 Now stagger the different sized flowers on a brad (see photo above), starting with the smallest and secure brad

Take your water sprayer and wet the flower. Make sure it is wet enough to fold and shape the petals easily.

One by one start folding and scrunching the petals towards the middle. But be careful don't tear them, the water makes them very soft and delicate. If necessary spray again with water to wet the petals more.

 This is how your flower should look after folding the small and medium petals

 And this is how it looks after you're done folding and scrunching - a big wet chunk of paper.
No worries this will be a pretty flower soon;-)

 Now the unfolding begins. Again petal by petal start unfolding and shape your flower as desired.
Still be very careful with the wet petals.

This is now your flower unfolded. I usually leave the last one or two layers of petals folded as the flowers centers. Let the flower dry.

Once the flower is dry you can decorate it with glitter, Stickles, glimmer mist, chalk, airbrush it etc.
before adding it to your next project.

And this is how my flower looks on my card:

Just a reminder: Our newest Belles 'n Whistles challenge started yesterday HERE on our challenge blog. This weeks theme is GLITTER!
We would love to see your entry and maybe you like to make your own glitery paper flower!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hi Iris,
    Wow hun, this looks fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy. Now all I need to buy is the three punches and I'm good to go!! LOL
    Seriously, will definitely be giving this a try, thanks.
    Dawn xx

  2. Oho!!
    As it is beautiful!!!! Very much it is pleasant to me! I will necessarily try to make something similar.

  3. ohh i think i will be shopping for a new flower punch now! cant wait to try! x

  4. Hi Iris:)))
    This flowers is absolutely adorable:)))Love it:)))I will try it :)))

    Hugs Jeni:)))

  5. Great tutorial...thank you...You made it look easy..I think I will have to have a go, your flower is gorgeous.Love it on your card with that fabulous image.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. What a great tutorial... will try and have a go at this on my next crafting session... beautiful card too.

  7. Gorgeous Iris, just as your card! TFS!!


  8. What a brilliant tutorial Iris!! The flower is gorgeous and I must give it a go!! TFS! HUGS

  9. oooh this is gorgeous and I can have a go cos I have those punches
    thanks x

  10. Deine Blume ist wunderschön und Dein Workshop großartig! (obwohl mich Dein "Locher" an den Zahnarzt erinnert *autsch*)

    Liebe Grüße,

  11. Wow that flower is lush sweetie...Thanks for sharing!!

    hugs and xxx

  12. WOUW what an awesome tutorial hun. The flower looks awesome and it seems really easy to make, so I might have to give it a try. Thanks again very muuch for sharing this.

  13. Ohhhh me oh my... what a great tutorial. Do you have others? You do a marvelous job! Thanks so very much!
    Have a Happy Day!

  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  15. Beautiful flower! Awesome tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

  16. What a great idea! I'm going to keep that in mind.


  17. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us how you made it.

  18. Great tutorial!!! Thank you for sharing. A big hug from Puerto Rico.

  19. Wow! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I can't wait to try it. It's just beautiful!

  20. Good day! Your crafts were awesome. May I know where could i buy those punchers?

    Thank you!