Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DIY Paper Flower Wall Take 2: Part 2 Card-stock Large Flowers

Recap for those coming to this post first:

Last post I talked about the canvases and the coffee filter flowers to be used as filler. Since last writing I've finished two full coffee filter packs (200 each pack) worth of flowers which made 60. 

Now, it's time to get started making the bigger flowers. The next step after making a good amount of base flowers is to make the largest flowers on the board so you can get an idea of how much space is left when creating the medium and small sized flowers. When I say large flowers, the ones that I'll show how to make next range from 18" to 24" in diameter. 

First - the basic petal flower. This flower is the easiest to make.  In the picture below you'll see the shape of the petal you need to make. Next to the cut out petal, you'll see a full 8.5x11" piece of paper for scale. Each petal should be the size of a full piece of paper. 

Once you've made 6 petals, stop and fold each petal in half using the point of the petal as your guide for the center. It's ok if this isn't perfect. 

You'll see in the picture above that the petals have been folded in half to create more dimension.  There are six petals here and they are easy to arrange.  The petals all line up in sets of two. See below:

Once you've glued the three sets of petals you can arrange them on top of one another as shown here:

Then, you'll recognize the center of the flower- which is one of the coffee filter flowers from part 1 of this post.

I made five of these big guys, three for the center canvas and one for each of the smaller side canvases.  You can see how things are starting to fill up here:

Sidenote: I didn't put all of the coffee filter flowers on yet because that's the fun part at the end where it will look complete as soon as you fill in the small gaps! Don't be tempted ;)

The End Results!

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