Friday, May 6, 2016

Giant Paper Flowers

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to share how to make a giant paper flower on Rogers TV Barrie Daytime show. If you are a Rogers TV subscriber you can view the show online or order a copy of the episode. It was a wonderful experience and I had lots of fun. I therefore wanted to share a little more about this super fun craft on our blog, which I hope will inspire you to give it a try.

Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby on the set of Daytime | Rogers TV Barrie 

Paper flowers can be a great way to decorate a space for a special event such as a birthday party, engagement party, wedding or baby shower. You can also use them in your home as a decorative accent piece. I personally love having them on display in my craft studio. You can create an elaborate backdrop by attaching them to a wall or on a separate piece of material that you can hang from a wall. You can also create a whimsical atmosphere by just sprinkling them throughout your space.

There are many types of papers to work with, including card stock, tissue paper, crepe paper, construction paper, scrapbooking paper, Japanese paper and so much more. You can even repurpose the pages from newspapers, old books and magazines. I suggest you experiment with different types of paper and see what you like best.

On the show I demonstrated using fifteen sheets of white 65lb card stock for the petals, two sheets of green card stock for the leaves, and one sheet of yellow construction paper was used for the stamen. I used a standard card stock paper that can be found at your local craft or office supply store and there are usually lots of colours to choose from. Each sheet is generally 8.5 x 11 inches.

Here is a list of supplies you will need:

Card Stock Paper (65lb or your preference)
Construction Paper
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Stapler (optional)
Large Paper Clips (optional)

Tip! I recommend using a hot glue gun with high-temperature glue sticks, because it holds and sets really well. However, you can use low-temperature glue sticks, which will be safer if you are doing this craft with young children. Alternatively, you can use a stapler to secure your individual petals and then use your glue gun at the end when putting your flower together.

If you will like to make a giant paper flower, then try out our FREE template when you sign up for our email newsletter. You can scale our template to 200% to fit fully on an 8.5 x 11 card stock. You can also experiment on your own, or join us for an upcoming class at our Barrie, Ontario studio.

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