Paper Floral Board

Hey guys! It’s me again:) Thanks as always for stopping by the blog. Writing about my crafting and decorating has been so much fun so far! There is still so much I’d love to share with you. Please, Please, Please let me know if you stumble across any cute craft or DIY ideas you think I should try. While I’ve always been an Awkward Domestic, blogging is really new (and intimidating) to me so I can use your help…pls&thx!

Today I want to tell you about a SUPER fun craft I did for my cousin’s bridal shower. My aunt asked if I could make a portable photo backdrop that looked like a field of flowers to fit the theme.

The flowers on the left are hyacinths. The yellow flower on the right is what I call a cone flower.

I’ve seen a bunch of paper flower tutorials on Pinterest and I had been looking for an excuse to craft something fabulous so I was trilled when my aunt asked for my help!

I decided to go with a floral board/wall idea. I crafted different kinds of flowers using heavy weight card stock. I purchase two packs of solid colored card stock and one pack of tie-dyed paper for a funky effect. I got the paper from amazon because I’m a Prime Princess!

This pack comes with 200 sheets!! It’s a great value for 23 bucks!

I got a TON of paper! In fact I still have left over paper from these packs. If you want to try this project I really recommend the solid card stock that I used. The tie-dyed paper was beautiful but it is blank white on the other side which makes crafting 3D objects a bit trickier.

This pack only comes with 30 sheets but it’s worth it.

You’ll need scissors, a hot glue gun, lots of glue sticks, and patience. Making the flowers is fairly simple. Cut larger petals for the outer layers and slightly smaller petals for the inner layers. Cut out circles for the base of the flowers. You’ll need to cut a slit in the base of each petal. The slot is used to create dimension. Adjust the petals depth by crossing the slits over one another. Once you decide on a depth you like, secure the petal with either a stapler or hot glue gun. I found it was easiest to staple the petals into the shape I liked then hot glue them to the base to form the flowers. I worked my way from the outside into the center when forming the flowers. Once all the petals were attached to the base, I’d use a pencil or a straw to round the tips of the petals to give them a more lifelike or realistic look.

Here’s a close up of some of tie-dyed paper. Here, I’ve pictured them precut for cone flowers

In the picture above I’ve pre-rolled and glued some of the cone shaped petals for cone flowers. You can also see the strips of pink and purple paper that will become the Hyacinth flowers.

Here is how they turned out!

I attached all the finished flowers to a giant board. I bought a printed canvas from Ikea in the size that I wanted and simply painted over the original art work. I made the board green since we were making a garden after all. I really loved how it turned out!

I’d be glad to write out step by step instructions if anyone is interested or I can link you to my paper flower Pinterest board:) if you’ve done this project, let me know! I’d love to see your finished results!

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