Monday, September 14, 2009

Paper Flowers

Need a cute idea for a more-than-card-less-than-gift? This paper flower took me about 20 minutes to put together, and made a cute gift for a friend.
First ch0ose paper--it could be patterned or plain. I picked from a pack of thin scrapbooking paper with many different prints. I chose sheet music for the petals, handwriting for the center, and dark green paper with flowers and elephants for the leaves.
Cut and arrange the petals then stitch them together with a regular thread and needle. Use double-sided tape to put on the center of the flower (one on the front and one on the back). Take a piece of your stem color about 2 inches by 5 inches and put double-sided tape down one of the 5-inch sides. Then roll the paper, starting with the other 5-inch side.
Stick one end of your "stem" underneath the back center part of your flower and stitch it on. (Or use double-sided tape.) Cut leaves (with fancy scissors if you like) and stick on with double-sided tape.
Finished product:

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