Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Lacey Paper Flowers, Step by Step Project!
Lacey Flowers
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.

Project Materials:
-Vintage or recycled book pages
-Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch
-Basic paper single punch (hand punch)
-White Floral Wire
-Beacon Adhesives Kids Choice Glue

Project Directions:
1. Cut three circle shapes (they don't have to be perfect circles), sized 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, 1.5 inches.
Lacey Flowers Step One!
2. Using the Lace Border Punch, punch around the borders of each cut circle.
Lacey Flowers Step Two!Lacey Flowers Step Three
3. Now layer your punched circles on top of each other, larger being the first to layer onto.
Lacey Flowers Step Four
4. Next using the single punch, punch a hole through the center of all three.
Lacey Flowers Step Five
5. Thread a 3 inch cut piece of white floral wire through all three holes.
Lacey Flowers Step SixLacey Flowers Step Seven
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.
Lacey Flowers Step Eight
7. Once the glue sets (dries), begin to pinch up the flower sides, to give your flower stack dimension.Lacey Flowers Step NineLacey Flowers Step Ten
8. Here is your finished Lacey Flower.
Lacey Flowers Step Eleven
Project Sample:
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:
Galerie Des Modes, Parisiennes Workshop! 8Galerie Des Modes, Parisiennes Workshop! 14


Cheryl F said...

These are adorable Lisa!! I have tried to make paper flowers before and I am all thumbs!! This I can do!! ;p Thank you for sharing!!

faerie enchantment said...

Hey Miss Cheryl,
These are so easy to do and any punch will work for them. Martha Stewart has a variety of great decorative punches to use.

Also the punching around the border doesn't have to be perfect either, that's what makes it more antique feeling!

Incipient Wings said...

Hi Lisa, these look so pretty!!!
thank you!

Elaine A said...

Lisa -

FABULOUS! I just love how these came out, so very sweet looking! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I can't wait to give this a go.

Elaine Allen

Heather said...

I love these! I love your piece also. Beautiful. I am going to have to try to make some. Thank you Lisa!

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much for visiting Flower Power Tuesday, so glad you liked the project. Come by next week for another flower power project!