Lacey Paper Flowers, Step by Step Project!
Flowers are huge in the crafting and design industries, especially vintage and handmade ones. They can be scene on headbands, cardigans, tanks, purses, wristlets, shoes, jewelry, sewing projects, paper supply and scrapbooking.
If you aren't or think you aren't crafty enough to make them, but love to buy them for embellishing, I will change that though process for you. This is the first in a series of projects I will be posting for you to do. Today's Flower Power Project is: Lacey Paper Flowers. The next will be Faux Velvet Flowers and Embossed Paper Flowers.
-Vintage or recycled book pages
-Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch
-Basic paper single punch (hand punch)
-White Floral Wire
-Beacon Adhesives Kids Choice Glue
1. Cut three circle shapes (they don't have to be perfect circles), sized 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, 1.5 inches.
2. Using the Lace Border Punch, punch around the borders of each cut circle.
3. Now layer your punched circles on top of each other, larger being the first to layer onto.
4. Next using the single punch, punch a hole through the center of all three.
5. Thread a 3 inch cut piece of white floral wire through all three holes.
6. Attach a pearl on top of the floral wire end, located above the flower, secure in place with kids choice glue, let set a few minutes.
7. Once the glue sets (dries), begin to pinch up the flower sides, to give your flower stack dimension.
8. Here is your finished Lacey Flower.
I taught a vintage fashion plate assemblage workshop a few days ago called: Les Parisiennes. I showed the students how to create these flowers for their assemblage! Here is the final class sample: