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Easy Paper Flower Tutorial

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Handmade flower tutorial 
Dear friends Thank you so much for the warm support on my tooth model.Its been a while since I shared a paper flower making tutorial .This is a simple tutorial with some nifty tips to make easy handmade flowers like the big yellow paper flower on this recycled CD case.
Flower tutorial 1
Recycled CD Case
The CD case is a notebook holder similar to the teachers day gifts I had shared earlier[See link How to recycle CD cases].The silver bow is handmade with silver ribbon and a pink glitter paper strip.The purple roses are quilled roses and the tiny yellow daisies are punchcraft flowers.The big yellow flower is relatively easy to put together and is made of just 6 flowers.
Materials Required
  1. Paper-Some handmade flowers [like the roses in this altered project ]are better made with thick card stock while some like the roses in this Punchcraft Rose tutorial require thin punch craft paper.This paper flower tutorial  will work well with all kinds of paper! So use easily available chart paper like I did  or  thick card stock or  thin punchcraft paper.
  2. Adhesives- White PVA glue [Fevicol MR].Optional :Glue gun, Double sided foam tape
  3. To Cut flowers : Paper Punch ,Die or plain Scissors.[if you want to cut free hand check this link : No tools paper flower tutorial ]

    Handmade flowers
    Paper flower tutorial 
  • Punch, Die cut or cut freehand  6 paper flowers .
  • Use your fingers to crease the petals of the flower as shown .Using your fingers rather than an embossing tool tremendously cuts down the time taken to make your flower!
Flower tutorial 4
Paper flower tutorial 
  • Layer 3 flowers atop each other staggering the petals.Using double sided foam tape makes this a super quick step and lifts up the layers of the flower for a beautiful dimensional effect ! Though many crafters vouch for silicon glue for dimensional flower making it is not my favourite glue as I feel it eats up more time!
Handmade Flower tutorial
Flower tutorial 
  • Cut a slit between 2 petals ,apply glue on one petal and stick the adjoining petal atop to make a 5 petal flower.You can optionally chop off the pointy base of your flower later to make gluing it easier while making your 3 D paper flower
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Flower tutorial 
  • Chop off one petal and stick adjacent petals together to make a 4 petal flower.
Handmade Flower tutorial
Flower tutorial 
  • Cut up a single flower into 3 , 2 and one petal as shown above.
  • Make the central flower bud by sticking  the single petal inside the double petal and wrapping the 3 petal part around it.Use white glue or the glue gun
Handmade Flower
Flower tutorial 
  • Stick all parts atop with white PVA glue or the glue gun and your quick and easy paper flower is done!
    Flower tutorial 2
    CD case recycling
    You can further jazz up your flower by inking the petal edges and even adding a bit of glitter.
    I know its a very simple tutorial but I hope some of the tips come in handy to make your own paper flowers. Do tell me how it is.
    Here are links to more handmade flower tutorials .

    65 comments:

    1. Detailed, simple and nice tutorial. Thank you!

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      1. Thank you so much for the support.I was a bit reluctant to post the tutorial as it was so simple!!

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    2. WOW Doc !! the flower is awesome! I love all your DIY projects.. thank you for always taking out time and sharing them wit us. Learnt so much from you! beautiful recycling of the CD case and the bloom is stunning!

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      1. Jaya such a relief reading your comment...The flower tutorial photos had been taken quite some time back but I was dilly dallying posting them as unsure how useful the tutorial would be!! You've cheered me up no end!!

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      2. Its really useful Mam.. every day new crafters are being born and if it would not have been for your blog I would have not started crafting in the very first place. I remember when I wasn't on blogger and could not follow you I bookmarked your pages and learnt from them..Its good that I blog now and follow you so I have all the tutes at hand!! ..I seriously want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this.

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      3. Am so glad for the sweet words Jaya.I still stay at basic levels in many areas of crafting so felt this simple tutorial may not be useful to seasoned crafters !! But you are right we all start with basics and I will be so happy if my blog continues to be useful!!

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    3. Amazing flower Dr Sonia.. sweet tutorial :)

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      1. Thank you so much Radhika...

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    4. thank you for this tutorial
      hugs from Croatia
      Klaudija

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      1. Thank you so much Klaudiya

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    5. Such a beautiful flower, Sonia. Your finished project looks really lovely!

      I know it's almost February, but.....Happy New Year! xx

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      1. Sasha good to have you back..have missed you my dear friend

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    6. Wow, the flower is amazing...the whole project is stunning!! And your tutorial is fabulous!! My flowers would never turn out as beautiful as yours - it's gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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      1. Lisa you are too kind.Your projects are elegance personified!!

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    7. Lovely flower. Thank you for the tutorial.
      Best wishes,Wies

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      1. Thank you so much Wies.Have missed your regular visits!!

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    8. Ok, I'll have to give this a try since simple & less time to make are my favs. I just bought some more foam tape & some glitter tape. Finally got around to making my Tim Holtz Tags of 2014 Jan Tag that I'll be posting tomorrow.
      Melissa
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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      1. Thank you Melissa..I am not much of a tag maker but will surely drop in to see your tim holtz inspired tag

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    9. What a wonderful tutorial. All the steps are same as a handmade rose one, but the end result is so different and beautiful too. BTW I love the first photo of the post ; flowers in a flower :)

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      1. Yes Sheetal the concept is very basic and usually we would make a daisy with such a pointy tipped flower and I was happy to make a different punchcraft flower

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    10. Oh so wonderful…I should have read your tutorial yesterday as I used an embossing tool and your finger idea looks so much quicker. :-) Love how you created the inner of the flower too.

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      1. Merry most times I do use the embossing tool...lemme confess how this tutorial came about..both my embossing pad and tool had gone off to play hide and seek so I had to make do with "no tools" and use fingers!!

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    11. Dr Sonia your flower tutorial is simply wow!!! I love the beautiful bloom you have made and thank you so so much for sharing ..your altered cd case is just beautiful too ..love your flower arrangement.:)

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      1. Thank you so much Hussena you are such a sweet bloggy friend always dropping in with an uplifting comment.Glad you liked the handmade flowers

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    12. Thank you so much for your beautiful tutorial. You know i am a fan of your quilling and punched flowers! You always make it look easier than it is! LOL
      Beautiful!
      Hugs,
      Marie

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      1. Ha Ha Marie I think even the reverse is true at times..some of my tutorials are so long it makes the project look difficult when its actually easy!! You are such a sweetie for encouraging my flower making skills!

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      2. Gorgeous flower. Lovely tutorial as usual.

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    13. Thanks a lot for sharing the tutorial Dr.sonia..... its neat n simple. The way u hav creased it wid ur finger makes it diff n unique. Love ur skills, creativity and patience with tutorials. Thanks again for dropping by my blog for encouraging comments. Ur encouragement to enter my piano card in various challenges has paid off very well..

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    14. Such a beautiful flower made easy with your wonderful tutorial... very beautiful Sonia!! your tutorials are wonderful and easy to follow as always... thank you so much for sharing!!
      -Berina
      Moxie Craftie

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    15. Hi Sonia, absolutely amazing tute, I love the first pic, also tell me how you did the big sunflower and that white daisy looks amazing !!

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    16. Awesome Sonia.. v easy n looks v gud.. :)Thanks for sharing.. !!

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    17. no would believe that this is a CD case, you have decorated it so beautifully, the flower is adorable and a easy tutorial

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    18. Thank you for visit my blog and beautiful tutorial about roses. I looked at your blog and I must say it is gorgeous. Have a nice day. by by Mojca

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    19. Stunning flower Sonia and you do make things look so easy..but I think I was born with 10 thumbs.. try as I might.. I just cannot get them to look like yours...beautiful.

      luv CHRISSYxx

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    20. I loved the flower Dr.Sonia ,more as it does not require any special tools !

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    21. Your flower looks lovely, lovely card, hugs, Marion

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    22. Your flowers are so pretty. I like this one and especially like the glitter you added around the edges of the petals

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    23. Lovely flower & an awesome tutorial!

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    24. Stunning and wonderful tutorial...luv annie xxx

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    25. Nice............ great tutorial. Flowers are very preety.

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    26. What a beautiful flower! Great tutorial, very detailed!
      Pam
      scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    27. Thanks for sharing....I esp love the time saving tips.........like the one abt using double sided foam tape for added dimension...absolute genius!

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    28. Love the card!It is a superb flower and the glitter makes the difference!
      hugs

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    29. Lovely flower.. Thanks Dr.Sonia for tutu and Sure to give a try..

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    30. Another clear and very easy to follow tutorial. I love the effect this flower gives. Supberb. Hugs Mrs A.

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    31. I always love making paper flowers and when i saw your post i immediately started to try it out. The flower came out very well and i will use it in my future projects. Thank you for being an inspiration always.

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    32. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! Gorgeous flowers...
      Have a wonderful day,
      Migdalia
      Crafting With Creative M

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    33. whoa! Sonia absolutely stunning flowers and easy tutorial too (when I will try it, of course). I would like sit one day and follow your tutorials to make these beautiful flowers! TFS

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    34. Fabulous flower project Sonia..Loz

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    35. I love this! especially the glitter on the edges. Have a great day
      DIANA L.
      dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    36. Hello Dr. Sonia:) I hope you are well and enjoying the New year:) Your card is simply beautiful and WOW! that flower is gorgeous! TFS
      Hugs,
      Norma

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    37. Kiitos Sonia. Kaunis paperikukka ♥

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    38. This tutorial is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it! Hugs! xx

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    39. Stunning plus stunning = STUNNING.XXX

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    40. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, Sonia! I too prefer to use my fingers instead of the embossing tools when I make flowers with paper punches!

      Hugs!

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    41. Thank you for providing these step by step instructions. The finished result is truly WOW!

      Best crafty wishes!
      Amber
      Staying Crafty

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    42. Beautiful flowers and a great tutorial...stunning work!!

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    43. Lovely project, Sonia! Your whole blog is a delight! Thanks also for your very kind comment on my blog - I've left a reply for you there. Philippa

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    44. Lovely tutorial.. you made this post so simple and perfect to understand

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    45. Thoough its a simple tutorial.... you have a way of making the end result look beautiful!!!
      :)

      Regards,
      Bijal

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    46. Hey Sonia, thanks for sharing this. I tried making them last night :) Its here on the blog http://paperkissesbyarpita.blogspot.in/

      Though not as clean as yours, but not bad for the first attempt :P

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      1. Oh you're so sweet Arpita.Thank you so much for linking to me- I loved your flower

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