Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy Method When Building any DIY Giant Paper Flower


 DIY Giant Paper flowers. Easy backdrop flower tutorial with printable flower templates. 

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It's no doubt that people want to DIY for their events like never before these days. There are so many wonderful tutorials out there and I want to share the easiest method I've found for building these popular giant paper flowers. 

Giant flower are great to use at any event from weddings, to baby showers to even home decor! And a lot of people want to know how to to this for themselves to customize it just like they want. 

Scroll down to dive into the step by step tutorial....



Here are the supplies you will want/need:
Glue gun
Scissors
176 gram weighted/65lb Card stock
Wooden dowel
3 inch circle punch
Patience







***These flower designs are my personal creations and also my bread and butter to my family, so pretty please do not under any circumstances use these for anything other then personal event decor; I know you're too awesome to do such a thing anyways right?  Thanks! 

(I do offer event planner licenses if you wish to use my templates to build flowers for events. Contact me about an event license if you are interested. Under NO condition are the templates or design methods to be resold.) 

I am using Everly Style flower template in this tutorial. If you prefer something different don't worry I have over 30 different giant flower templates! Files are all compatible with cutting machines and easy to use for those who want to hand cut instead, which is the method I will be using here..

For hand cut method- You will need to print out the templates from your computer onto a heavy card stock cut the templates once and use these to trace over the card stock you will use to actually build the flowers from. 
1. Begin by laying you template on your card stock of choice and trace your petals.
Largest base petal– 6-8 cuts 
2nd layer– 6-7 cuts
3rd layer– 6 cuts
4th layer– 5-6 cuts
If you are using a machine skip down to step 3. 





2. Once completed these templates make about a 13 inch flower in diameter. You can always send the PDFs onto a printer and have them enlarged for bigger flowers. 


Cut all your petals out once you have finished tracing. 
 You can make this process quicker by stacking 2-3 sheets on top of one another and cutting several out at once. Use binder clips to help keep paper from
moving



3. Now you want to cut slits at the bottom
center of each petal, about an inch, slightly less on the smaller petals.



4. Now starting with the 1st layer put glue on the inside edge and over lap the slit, but not too much or your petals will be too tight when assembled to get all the smaller layers in. Do this with all the petals. You can over lap a little more on the 3rd & 4th layer




5. Next you will curl all the petals back. You can do this by hand or use a thick wood doul or a fat
 pencil works too.


6. Assembly time. Starting with your 1st layer base petals, you want to add some glue to the outer edge of one petal and precede to over lap another petal at about a 45` angel  and press firmly for a second or two.




Continue in this fashion until all the base petals meet together forming a circle in the center of the flower.  Watch the angel of placement as you go around making sure you leave enough room for the petals to come together  evenly at the end of the circle.






7. Use a circle punch or cut out a small square if you don't have one to glue over the open bottom.







8. Start the 2nd layer of petals
alternating between the base petals as shown above



9. Continue alternating petals adding the 3rd  layer




10. Continue alternating petals adding the 4th  layer


12. To create the rolled center fold a piece of card stock in half length wise, cut the paper down the  middle. Lay the 2 pieces on top one another and fold in half again.



13. Begin cutting slits all the way down the  paper.



Separate the two pieces after you are through cutting all the slits.



14. Starting rolling the first piece adding glue along the edge as you go.

Optional—you can use the dowel to make the rolling easier.


After you finish rolling up the first piece continue by adding on the next one.



Glue the center in and admire you pretty flower!

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Giant Paper Leaf



1. Use your leaf template to trace onto card stock like we did with the petals. 


Fold your leaf in half. 


Begin folding back and forth like you were making a paper fan. 


Open the leaf up and add it to your pretty flower. 

Give yourself a pat on the back for being so smart and learning to make your own DIY Giant Flowers!


You can also view lots of videos for DIY flowers here.

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7 comments:

  1. These are super cute party decor and they don't look hard to make. Great post!

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    1. I always try and keep it simple! Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  2. What do you think each flower ends up costing with all of the supplies?

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  3. What do you think each flower ends up costing with all of the supplies?

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    1. It can really depend on where you buy your materials. For large size flowers I use about 10-11 sheets of 8.5x11 paper. If you have a local craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby that does regular sales on loose paper or paper packs I'd say the cost per flower would be about $5 per flower. If you can find a place that has paper packs it could be as low as $2 per flower. And all my templates range around $4-$5 for a one time purchase. :-)

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  4. They are beautiful. As soon as I move and get set up I will be contacting you. Great job!

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