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A%20Plant%20Begins-AIMS.pdf. Crepe Paper Roses. Today we’re happy to present the first Folding Trees tutorial from a contributor!

Crepe Paper Roses

(If you would like to write for Folding Trees, see our Submissions page for details.) Find out how to make SiSi’s beautiful crepe paper roses with our tutorial: You will need: Red crepe paper (at least 30″ long)Green crepe paper (at least 12″ long)Green wired stemScissorsGlue Instructions Fold the red crepe paper in half horizontally to form a long thin strip. Roll the paper around that end about 3 times (you are forming the center of the rose). With the long end of the crepe paper, gently fold it backwards and continue to roll. A good tip is to hold the bottom part tightly so it does not become loose.

When you get to the end, leave about 2.5″ unrolled. Insert the green wired stem at the bottom of your rose. Cut a piece from the green crepe paper, and cut out an X-shaped ‘leaf’ for the bottom of the rose. Cut the remainder of the green crepe paper in half to make it thinner. My Blonde Ambitions: Fabric Flower Tutorial. Last week when we were done making all of our fabric flowers I said, "I should have taken tutorial pictures.

My Blonde Ambitions: Fabric Flower Tutorial

" And then I said, "Let's hurry and take some tutorial pictures. " So even though my house and the 9 kids in it were a mess, and we were running late for our much needed date night, we decided to hurry and snap some pictures. So thanks to my sister Angela for doing the dirty work while I snapped some photos. Hopefully this will help you figure out how to make fabric flowers of your own, here goes. First you'll need five coordinating (or the same) circles of fabric. Now you'll need to stick the needle through the bottom of your felt circle until you thread is stopped by the knot you've tied.

Now take one of your cotton fabric circles and fold it in half. Then fold it almost in half again, like this. Now hold that onto your felt circle and stick the needle through it and your felt circle, and then back down through the layers again. Now add another circle the same way. Ribbon Flower Pin Tutorial. I thought with pretty good certainty that the last corsage I would ever pin on was at Senior Prom in High School.

Ribbon Flower Pin Tutorial

But I was wrong. A few weeks ago I visited the Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah. I love the Quilting Cottage, which is not only a quaint little store, but they have a wonderful selection of fabrics. While there, I spoke with Wendy, one of the women who works there… She was making ribbon flower pins for an upcoming wedding. Wendy was kind enough to teach me how to make these fabulous fabric flower pins. 2-4 yards of wire ribbon (depending on how large and tight you want your flower) (I used one and 1/2 inch wide ribbon.)quilting thread or other strong threadsmall amount of felthair clip or pin (or both) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

DIY Paper Gardenia. It seems that every time I create a new paper flower template it becomes my new favorite.

DIY Paper Gardenia

Well my dears, it has happened again. This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for Mother’s Day. Even if you don’t have time to make a full bouquet, just one on top of a wrapped gift will add that “gift-on-top-of-gift” that I love to do when I do my own gift wrapping. These gardenias would also make a perfect Mother’s Day corsage to pin onto her (or your) top or tie at the wrist.

The possibilities go on. For this flower I printed a simple line template onto one of my favorite paper types, a metallic, iridescent, frosty paper, that gives such a beautiful dimension when curled and sculpted. Passion Flowers - Growing Passion Flowers (Passiflora) Passion flowers are exotic looking topical plants that can actually be grown in much milder areas.

Passion Flowers - Growing Passion Flowers (Passiflora)

There are many different passion flower plants. Some passion flowers are vines, some produce edible fruits. Here are some tips for growing passion flowers at home. Overview: The genus Passiflora contains over 400 species, so the common name Passion Flower can be a bit confusing. To muddle matters further, most are vines, but some are shrubs, annuls, perennials and even trees. Botanical Name: Passiflora Common Name(s): Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Maypop, Granadilla USDA Hardiness Zone: USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 10, depending on species.

Size: Varies with variety. Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade Bloom Period: Mid- to Late Summer Description: Passion flowers look extremely exotic, so it’s a surprise to find them growing in fields along the sides of the road. Coffee Filter Roses. Hello lovely readers, Apologies for the delayed post today.

Coffee Filter Roses

This post was originally one sweet little DIY tutorial all set to go live at 9am this morning then I got immersed in the intoxicating world of coffee filter flowers and ended up adding another and another until I was up to my eyeballs in coffee filter tutorials and inspiration! So it took waaay longer than expected but I do hope you’ll find it useful. If you’re looking for a cheap, simple and pretty DIY project for your wedding, coffee filter flowers could be just the thing! Photo via Just Simple Designs Who knew coffee filters could look so pretty? The great thing about coffee filter flowers is that they can be used in so many different ways, from decor (they’d make a mean ceremony backdrop) to centerpieces, place settings, wreaths and, if done in miniature, they’d look so sweet attached to escort cards or favor boxes!

You could even create a bunch of them, attach them to ribbon wrapped florist’s wire et voila!