Friday, October 1, 2010

Paper Flowers Make Beautiful, Frugal Gifts

The following idea was first posted on Of Such is the Kingdom September 14, 2009.

Need a cute (and frugal) 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 choose paper--either 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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Linked with Cheap Thrills Thursday, Get Your Craft On, It's Stinkin' Cute, Show Off Your Stuff and Strut Your Stuff.
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  1. beautiful! I love how you used different patterns

  2. What a lovely idea. It could be adapted to fit all sorts of occasions.

  3. Wow! This is something my students could do--and we have plenty of cast-off paper that could be transformed into flowers. Thanks for the idea!

    6WS: Singing to Remember

  4. Very Clever! Some people are just so creative!

    Happy Saturday!


  5. THat is very pretty! I like it a lot. It could be framed too.

  6. That looks so neat and creative! Great job!

  7. What I love most about these is the sheet music themed paper you used for the petals... This looks like a project even I could tackle.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  9. I love this idea...I'm a stay-at-home/freelance clothing designer, so I love making things, but I'm not so handy with coming up for ideas for the crafting as I am with fabric. This gave me the perfect idea for something I'm planning for my children...thanks so much for the inspiration!

  10. Very cute! I love that you chose the sheet music. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!