April 12th, 2011
Last week I was asked to supply a couple of tutorials for Making Magazine (so look out for Milomade in July’s issue) and was supplied with some beautiful paper samples from Inspire Me Papers to make and photograph my origami bookmarks tutorial and my little pocket notebooks tutorial. I had a few squares cut out and left over from making my bookmarks, so I thought I would make something else out of these this morning.
I found this fab and easy tutorial on how to make flowers this morning and so here is how to mak some really lovely rolled paper flowers.
First off take a circle of your chosen paper – best to use heavy weight paper. My circle is about 10cm in diameter and patterned on one side and white on the other, but I guess you could make these in any size you like. Draw a spiral on one side of the paper – I’ve gone for a thickness of about 1cm or just a little thicker.
Next cut along your lines until you reach the middle. Once you’ve done that trim off the pointed end on the outside of the circle as it’s best to start the roll of the flower with a straight edge.
You now can start rolling the paper – start at the edge and keep rolling until you reach the middle.
Then place your rolled up spiral on a table and let go. The spiral will loosen and form into a lovely flower shape.
You now should have something like this – a lovely loose flower that you can use as a table decoration.
It would look better if it’s teamed up with other flowers…
Alternatively you could use glue to glue the bottom edges of the flower in place and then use double side tape to stick them wherever you like.
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