Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Easy Paper Hydrangeas

DIY Paper Flower Hydrangeas

Creating paper hydrangeas was one of my biggest challenges to figure out because I needed them to look authentic, but also keep the design simple enough that it didn't take forever to make one stem. 

I first came up with this multi stem method here in the below video, which is still a good option! But then I had a creative epiphany one day that simplified it even more!

First let go over the supplies:

65lb car stock
pigment ink and stamper 
18 gauge wire
3-5 inch circle punch
glue gun and sticks

Cut out all your hydrangea petals. I recommend a cutting machine for this project because of the detailed nature but the templates do come with an outline PDF if you feel like hand cutting. 

Using your rolling tool and mat, roll the center so the petals stand up. 

Layer 2 petals together as shown. 

Next, punch out a circle. I'm using a 3 inch circle here. 

Cut a slit half way through the circle with your scissors. 

Overlap and glue. The circle will now look 3D and appear as a dome shape. 

Starting in the middle glue all your hydrangea pieces on until the whole dome circle is tightly covered. 

It should look like this when finished. If you want to make bigger bunches then just punch out a bigger circle and cover it with hydrangea pieces. 

Grab your 18 gauge wire and bend a a 90 degree angle 2 inches from the top. Curl into a circle. 

Add glue to the wire circle and press firmly underneath your hydrangea bunch for a few seconds. 

Make a few or a lot and enjoy you hydrangea paper flowers! 

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Have you hear my exciting news?! 
I'm writing an ebook on building paper flowers! Actually I'm writing 3 ebooks that will be a full 3 part series on giant flowers, bouquet flowers and paper flower projects! 
First book is set to be released Spring 2017!

See last weeks post on DIY paper flower arrangement.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Festive Christmas Monogram Svgs

Circle monogram svg cut files

I don't know about you but December is FLYING by! I woke up yesterday thinking it was the 10th and here it was the 15th! 

I've been juggling so many projects lately I know my blog posts and emails have been scarce. I hope to get back on a regular track come January. 

I've jumped majorly onto the deer and monogram band wagon lately. They are so cute to draw!

So today I have a Christmas freebie gift to you all. 

This full set shown below is totally free to you for the rest of December! 
(Click the link below)

Here are just a few ideas of how to use these files...
  •       Heat transfer vinyl desgins
  •         Scrapbooking
  •         Photo albums
  •         Card making
  •         T-shirt designs
  •         Coffee mug designs
  •         Website design
  •         Blogging
  •         Prints
  •         And more!

Copyrights & Uses  

- Product creation MUST be your own design. You cannot resell the files as your own or share without my permission. PLEASE respect my work.
- Small business use, please kindly reference my shop with a single line of proper credit. (Up to 500 units sold)
- If you wish to use our products without giving credit or sell mass productions (more then 500 units sold), please invest in a purchase of a no credit license. This will only need to be purchased ONCE along with the desired cut files/clip art and can use it as many times as you wish.


Download your FREEBIES HERE!

Free circle monogram SVG cut files. Christmas Svgs. Deer silhouette. Deer Antlers

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wedding Centerpiece- DIY Paper Flower Arrangment

DIY Paper Flower Arrangement. Budget Wedding Ideas.

DIY Wedding Centerpiece idea on a budget. Paper Flower Centerpiece. Easy paper flowers with templates.

If your a bride on a budget then DIY centerpieces will no doubt be your best friend! These easy paper flower centerpieces require no special arranging skills and can be used for weddings, showers, parties, or even home decor. 

Supplies you will need:
4 7/8 inches x 4 7/8 inches foam block
Ribbon or fabric
Glue gun
Stemmed paper flowers or silk flowers
Rhinestones and/or rhinestone ribbon

I chose to use my Dahlia, Ansley rose, ranunculus, and hydrangeas templates. Videos are included with each download to teach you how to build each flower.

And check out how easy it is to stem a paper flower here!

Alright moving on. Once you have at least 12-14 flowers made you can move on to getting the base ready. 

I used some cream satin ribbon I had on hand to cover the block, but I would also recommend buying a yard of fabric and basically "wrapping" the foam block like you would a gift. Probably would look a little nicer. 

I added on thinner ribbon in a zig zag pattern and then wrapped my rhinestone ribbon around the center. 
Find great prices on rhinestone ribbon here!

Starting with your largest flowers in the middle, slowly add the flowers by pressing the stems down into the foam block as far as you want. 
Using 18 gauge wire is best so it does bend easily on you when pushing into the foam. And try to avoid moving them around to many times. 

Get a feel for how your flowers are coming together and spread them as evenly as possible. 

Once you get all  your flowers placed in where you like you will probably notice small gaps between flowers. This is where greenery becomes your best friend. Use as little or as much as you need to fill out the arrangement to look round and full. 

My centerpiece ended up being about 10 inches high and 11 inches wide. Great for any event. And I added a little place card which can be made with a couple flowers and folding a 4x6 inch piece of card stock in half.