Friday, August 10, 2012

How to Make a Scalloped Paper Flower


Last week I showed you some really cute mod podge tiles that were embellished with pretty, paper flowers. This week I want to show you how to make one of these flowers using the Scallop Paper Punch. This is such a fun, quick project and the different type of flowers you can make with just one paper punch is amazing!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Scallop Paper Punch 2" ($11.99; got mine from Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section with a 40% off coupon)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Gemstone brads (or any type of embellishment for the center of the flower...button, brad, pearl, etc.)
  • Toothbrush 
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots or some kind of adhesive

Step 1: Punch out a scalloped circle.





Step 2: Take your scissors and make cuts toward the center of your paper all around the scalloped circle, leaving two scallops in between each cut.

 



Step 3: Turn your circle over to the back side. Using the rounded end of your toothbrush, gently press the edges of your flower until they curl up.
 
Sorry it's blurry!
The back of the flower when it's done.


Step 4: Turn your flower over to the correct side. Take your toothbrush and gently press only the center of the flower.

 
 
 




Step 5: Pierce a small hole in the center of the paper flower with scissors or a safety pin. Insert a gemstone brad into the hole to finish the flower!

 
Voila! So pretty!



Step 6: Using a glue dot or some other adhesive (glue gun), attach your scalloped flower to whatever you are wanting to embellish! 

 

There are lots of ways to use these paper flowers...homemade cards, gift bags, mod podge tiles, Christmas presents, picture frames, etc. The ideas are endless!

Hope you have fun making your own scalloped paper flower! :-)







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