Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now. They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. These flower would look absolutely gorgeous on a buffet table or as a table decoration. All you have to do is cut out flower parts and hot glue them onto the plastic led tea light. Just follow the directions below and soon you will have really cute and easy to make decorative party lights. 1.Download the tea light flower project template here. 2.Cut out 7 petals from light colored card stock. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
DIY - Paper Flower Wall Decor From RucheHi Ladies, I've finally had a chance to put together this DIY post from Ruche's first Spring lookbook. Sorry for the delay! Everything is extremely easy and can spruce up any plain wall in your home. 1. Floral wall made out of butcher paper Stephanie got a roll of butcher paper and we were debating what do to with it. We made different shaped and sized flowers out of butcher paper. 2. We picked up some used cheap paper back books at the thrift store. To make the shelves out of books, you just pick a book you want to use as a shelf, put l-brackets through it, and screw it to the wall. 3. You can make a cornstarch paste that can be used to paste fabric on your walls. Cornstarch paste is easy to make and works well for both wallpaper and papier mâché. 4. For our lookbook, the boys made this floor out of 2x4 wood blocks and we painted it with "oyster white" milk paint. Hope you enjoyed our DIY post. -Mai
Make Beautiful Paper Flowers: Technical Details.This layout shows varied sizes of punch-outs to glue together for the flower. The pink petals range from large to smaller sizes. Each flower except for the tiny sizes, needs at least two layers and will sometimes have as many as five or six total layers, each glued atop the lower, until you are ready to choose what center you want-large or small, paper, glitter, craft sand, rhinestones, pom-poms. I use an inexpensive thick white glue for all but the topmost layer for the glue-glob, which will be 'sanded' to make a raised textured center. The 'sanding' glue must be a dimensional type such as Glossy Accents by Inkssentials, Diamond Glaze, Aleene's Paper Glaze, FolkArt Papier Glass Finish, clear. With lighter colored sands, the color of the flower center paper will make a slight difference in the way the sand appears. It pays to try your paper, glue, sand combination on a scrap center or piece of paper before you use it for your florals to see if it is a color combination you like.
Kirigami Cherry Blossom InstructionsThis kirigami cherry blossom utilizes the origami pentagon base to create a pretty 5-petal cherry blossom. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 1: Start by folding the origami pentagon base. Follow Steps 1 to 9 and you should have the following to start with. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 2: Draw the following pattern onto the paper. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 3: Cut the paper along the pattern. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 4: Now unfold the paper gently... and your kirigami cherry blossom is complete! The same kirigami on a dark brown paper....
DIY Paper GardeniaIt seems that every time I create a new paper flower template it becomes my new favorite. Well my dears, it has happened again. This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for Mother’s Day. 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.Balls / Pomanders: Daisy DesignIf you want to make your own wedding pew decorations, try these elegant wedding kissing balls (also known as pomander balls). These pomanders are made out of paper daisies and are very easy to make. These pomanders would also be a great way to decorate at your reception or as a bridal bouquet design idea if you are planning on making your own bouquet. We will show you step-by-step how to make these pomanders, including the paper flower instructions. Materials for Daisy Wedding Kissing Balls 4" Styrofoam ball Cardstock paper: 1 – 4 colors 12 brads (for one ball) X-acto knife 2 or 3 punches (we used EK Success XL and Medium daisy punch, Martha Stewart cornflower punch)Hot glue gun Ribbon Scissors 35 – 40 pearl head pins (for one ball): 6mm Note: Our flower example shows two different shapes in the center of the flower, but to save money you could purchase just the large flower punch and one small center punch. Instructions for Daisy Wedding Kissing Balls patty Says: rosario Says: Katita Says:
Pomander Balls: Peony DesignThese peony pomander balls (also known as wedding kissing balls) are very elegant and easy to make. And if you are on a tight budget and need some cheap wedding flower ideas, then these pomanders would be the perfect choice. These pomander balls could be used to decorate the pews, or your reception or even as a bridal bouquet design if you are planning on making your own bouquet. These pomanders make really beautiful, inexpensive wedding flowers because they are made from coffee filter flowers. And they look just like the real thing! Materials For Wedding Pomander Balls 4" Styrofoam ballCoffee filters (4 cup basket style)RibbonSpray bottle for waterScissorsPearl head pins (1.5" and 3")Watercolor paintPaintbrushWax paperPaper towels How To Make Paper Flowers: Peony Design Print and cut out the paper flower patterns. Note: Each flower requires 4 "large petals", 4 "medium petals" and 4 "centers". One 4" ball takes 12 peony flowers, which requires 36 filters. Kat Says: Ruquiyah Foye Says:
Paper flower tutorialI thought some of you would enjoy a quick tutorial on how to make those little paper flowers I used as part of my table setting a couple weeks ago. The credit for these go to Martha Stewart (I saw this idea nearly 10 years ago in her magazine, but haven't been able to find it on her website). So here I go.. Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4x4" square sheet of paper Step 2: Cut out spiral along lines you have drawn Step 3: Begin rolling up the spiral from the outside Step 4: Keep on rolling until there's no more left to roll Step 5: You're done! I used a slightly heavier weight paper for this one, but you can use normal paper as well. Note: You may use a bit of glue or double-stick tape to keep the flower from unrolling and loosening up with time.