Homemade Paper Flowers

Ok, so I have had an OVERWHELMING response to these paper flowers.  I was sitting on my couch, brainstorming a way to make a backdrop for a wedding to match the brilliance that Posh Paperie created for one of my clients.  I wanted to match the funky yellow flowers in the corner of the invites.  I dipped into my craft garage and pulled out some construction paper and a stapler.  I just started cutting some shapes and ended up figuring out these fun flowers.

Here is a DIY for all of you asking!

SUPPLIES:

Poster board

Construction paper

Scissors

Stapler

STEP ONE:

Trace out a shape of your leaf on the thick posterboard.  Use the poster board as the larges layer of leaves as it will provide a sturdy base for your flower.  Any shape will do, I just tried to match the flowers on the invites, so that is how I came up with this particular shape.

STEP TWO:

Cut out your leaf and use it as a stencil for the rest.  Cut out as many leaves as you need for the flower (I used five leaves per flower).

STEP THREE:

Do the same with all of the other sizes and types of paper you have.  I used poster board for the large petals, construction paper for the medium petals and tissue paper for the small petals.

STEP FOUR:

Place each paper leaf on top of each other in order of size.  You can use several sheets of the tissue paper leaves to create dimension and fluff.

STEP FIVE:
Fold the base of the petal like a taco and staple.
STEP SIX:
Repeat steps 1 through 5 for all of your petals.  Then staple each petal to each other to complete the flower.
COMPLETE:

Some places and ways I have used these flowers:
Utterly Engaged Issue 10 cover
Fun backdrop for April Wedding:
And my most recent whimsy fantasy wedding:
photo by Ashley Rose
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