Saturday, April 28, 2012

Folded Flower Tutorial

Here is a tutorial for a quick and easy folded flower. 

Here's what you'll need:
Two Sided Paper
Circle Punch - Any Size - this will be the size of your finished flower.
Glue
Brad or Button

1.) Cut 5 circles from two sided paper.

2.)  Fold 4 circles in half.  I drew where the folds should be on the sample circle next to the folded sample.

3.)  Fold the same 4 circles in half the opposite way.

4.)  Fold the circles in half again.

5.)  Fold in the two opposite sides of the circle to form a triangle.

6.)  Glue the four triangles on to the last circle.

7.)  Bend the flower petals back on all four triangles.

8.)  Attach a fancy brad or button to the center to finish your flower.  You can use these for scrap booking, card making, or even simple magnets for your fridge.  The hardest part is deciding which side of your pretty paper you want to show!  Have fun!

Jeanne

Supplies Used: 
Hole Punch Fiskars
Paper in Example Echo Park For the Record Collection
Brad K& Company

18 comments:

Lisa M said...

You're AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial...WOO HOO! So, so pretty.
Have a great one. I'm off to try this. :)
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Cathy Weber said...

I am going to pin this one Jeanne, what a great tutorial, I totally understand how to make these cute flowers, your pics and description was perfect.

Anne-Elise said...

Your flowers are so pretty!! Thank you for the great tutorial, I'll have to try this one day! :)

JJ Bolton said...

Perfect directions Jeanne! This would be great for the patterned paper I've been hoarding:)

Thanks!!

Marybeth said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing how to make these fun flowers. Great job on the flowers and the how to pictures.

Pauline said...

What a fab tutorial Jeanne! It makes it look as easy as peas! I'm gonna give this a go right now! Lol!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic tutorial, Jeanne! I'm heading to the craft room right now to punch a bunch of circles (rhyme not intended but who cares!) :-D I have to try these flowers and get a pile of them into my stash for future use.

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, these are just stunning! I love the patterns and bright colors that you chose, and your tutorial rocks! It makes it look so easy, I think I will have to give them a shot :)

Lisa S. said...

Oooohhh, I love these and I'm going to make some this week. I'll have some time on my hands while the DD takes achievement testing so this is a great, and productive, way to pass the time. Thanks so much!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how fun Jeanne! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Hope you have a great Monday!

Sharron said...

Thanks so much for posting this wonderful tutorial! Your flower was so unique and can't wait to make one of my own!

Jenny Gropp said...

Great showcase pictures on the how to... I need to try this!

Karin B said...

Perfect timing! I already had a bunch of circles cut out for another tea bag design! I've done this with squares but never tired it with circles - guess now's the time!!

Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Wow! These are fab - will have a go at this one!

Linda said...

love the folds-many of the flowers now are too bulky for the mail. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Lisa M said...

Hahahaha...if only I videoed me trying this! LOL
I got it though, I did it!

Sandy said...

This is so cool, love the look of this flower TFS. Sandy :)

Holly Saveur said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial!