Leslie Ashe created this adorable "Favorite Mini Paper Flower Bouquet" step-by-step photo tutorial especially for you today!
Supplies: Dainty Paper (35404) – Hello Sunshine, Brilliance Paper (35415) – Hello Sunshine, Radiant Paper (35396) – Hello Sunshine, Frolic Paper (35403) – Hello Sunshine, Glimmer Paper (35407) – Hello Sunshine, Delight Paper (35399) – Hello Sunshine, Leaf (71052) – Cardstock, Smores (89396) – Ribbon, 1 1/2” Rose - Peony (58241) – Ribbon, Pina Colada (72013) – Delights, Dear Lizzy Plastic Rose Brads (85522) – Elements, The Classics Large Fabric Brads (85500) – Elements, City Park Buttons (85518) – Elements; Other: tiny watering can (measures: 2” high, 4” wide from handle to spout), popsicle sticks, styrofoam (cut in small pieces to hold popsicle sticks in place
Leslie remarks, "I love all things 'mini.' Be it cards, presents (yes!), or just little greetings, like this mini flower bouquet. It was so fun to re-create one of my favorite techniques of making flowers from scallop circle punches (from an earlier layout) into this bouquet. I even used one of my very favorite American Crafts lines: Hello Sunshine. I hope you enjoy re-creating this tiny bouquet for yourselves... it’s so easy!
Before we get started with making our flowers – measure, cut, and place styrofoam inside your watering can the exact way you want it. This will depend on the size popsicle sticks you use (mine were mini, so my styrofoam is right at the top of the can)
1) Using two different sized scallop circle punches, punch enough circles to make (3) three layered flowers (so six medium circles, three small circles).
2) Using either your trimmer or scissors, cut some small strips of green cardstock (this will be your grass). The cut doesn’t have to be perfect.
3) Crinkle your small strips of cardstock.
4) Place the crinkled strips inside the watering can as grass. You can use glue if you want to make sure it will stay in place.
5) Crinkle up your flowers - this will give them a fun dimensional effect.
6) Using 3D adhesive, adhere your flowers from smallest to largest in a layer of three.
7) Attach a button, brad, or jewel in center of your flowers then adhere them to the sticks. Tie ribbons around the handle.
8) Adhere a flower to the spout of your watering can.
9) Enjoy your creation!
This little bouquet would look so cute displayed on a shelf or mantle or given as a gift to a special friend or teacher!
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