Monday, April 26, 2010

Pearl Adorned Paper Blossoms


I made these little paper blossoms a few months ago and have been toying around with them ever since, trying to decide which wreath, box or other item to attach them to.  I finally decided that they were cute enough to make a simple little display of their own.  What do you think?


I started off by taking one of the books that I use for all of my book page crafts and cutting out a bunch of circles in various sizes.  I made sure that the circles were very rough so that piling them on top of one another would be more interesting-looking, meaning that some that were more oval than circular, and several had straight edges or points.  Once I had a good stack of circles, I grabbed my brown stamp pad and inked the edges.


I then stacked a pile from largest to smallest, trimming up a few circles and sliding some of the “petals" out of the center a bit to make them stand out more.  I poked a hole through the center of the flower and twisted the different circles around until I liked the arrangement.


I then removed the push pin and replaced it with a brad to secure the blossom.  I also added a little pearl embellishment to the brad to dress it up a bit.


I wanted to blossom to have a little bit of a 3-dimensional aspect to it, so I took a few of the blossoms, cut a tiny slit from the edge to the center, pulled the two pieces together until they overlapped slightly, and glued them together with a glue stick.  This gave that layer of the flower the slightest “cone” look and made the whole blossom pop.

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I used the same technique with the blue blossom, I just cut out circles of a scrapbook paper that I love in addition to the book pages.  Since the scrapbook paper was sturdier than the book pages, I crinkled the edges of the biggest blossom between my fingers just to give it a little bit more of a ruffled look.


I then pulled out an old round frame that I had picked up at a yard sale, covered some cardboard in linen and popped it into the frame.  I hot glued the blossoms and little pearl embellishments on for stems. 



Ta da!  Very easy and very cute, I wish I had thought of this earlier, these have been sitting unused in my craft room forever!!


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Have a great week!



Kristi April 26, 2010 at 6:34 AM  

So pretty! These are getting added to my project list for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Patrice April 26, 2010 at 6:49 AM  

These are beautiful! Love the pearl accents!

Tiffany April 26, 2010 at 7:55 AM  

Gorgeous! Love this! Wow.

Jessica April 26, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

These are so simple, yet so elegant looking. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Jones April 26, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

aww i love these, very cute and spingy without being in your face springy ;) the frame is perfect

One Cheap B*tch April 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Love these! Very unique and creative!


The Fear Fam April 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

Very pretty!

TBonesMom April 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

Really pretty. And I'm jealous you have an actual "room" for crafts!

honeysuckle April 26, 2010 at 11:11 AM  

These are adorable! I am going to try them and use them for a lapel flower (I think:) Thanks for sharing!

Brit @ Esbe April 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

i love them

Kendra Goodrich April 26, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Very cute! I love the frame it's so simple and beautiful!

TiLT April 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

those rock!

Amy @ Positively Splendid April 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

So simple, yet so very elegant!

malia April 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

gorgeous + a great idea!

malia April 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

there's so much great stuff here-- i'm following you gals (-:

Kaysi April 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

What a great piece!

Jennifer April 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Just gorgeous. They definitely stand on their own!

DesignTies April 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Absolutely lovely!

FrouFrouBritches April 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM  


Lei April 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

so lovely!

Looking Glass Jewels April 26, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

So sweet! I am so amazed at the great ideas you consistently come up with! I think this little frame and it's darling flowers are wonderful!

Meet Virginia April 27, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

These are too cute Erin! I love them!!


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Al April 27, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

I have been looking for a project to decorate my office walls - i think I found it

Alyssabeth's April 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Perfect idea for my daughter's room! She'll love it

Robyn April 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

I LOVE these! One of my favorite quick projects. I used to teach these when I taught a scrapbooking class. They are really fun crumpled first before you group them as well. I also like to use decoupage medium on them to give them some body. BUT I love how you've put them with the pearls on the frame! FABULOUS!

HoosierHomemade April 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

Those are just the cutest! I bet they would make a great Mother's Day gift too!
I like how you re-use an old book, great idea!
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ Hennessey House April 27, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

this is just too adorable and unique.

Heather April 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Very cute!

Beverly April 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

oh so pretty and simple. That looks so elegant. I love it!

Marianne@Songbird April 27, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

It really looks very sophisticated. Great use of your lovely flowers.

MessyMissy April 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

AH!! I love it!! You have such great style. :-)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} April 28, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

So very pretty! They add a touch of simple elegance to a space.

Fawnda April 29, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

BEAUTIFUL! I love book page crafts and this is fabulous! :)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden April 29, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

Sweet and understated. Very pretty!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Christy April 29, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

Really cute! I could see this in pink on my daughters wall.....

a little lovely April 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM  

love love love love this! definitely on my to do list now :)

Becca April 30, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

This is so elegant! I have some vintage oval frames that are just calling out for this. Great idea. Thanks for sharing this at Home and Family Friday!


Becca April 30, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

This is so elegant! I have some vintage oval frames that are just calling out for this. Great idea. Thanks for sharing this at Home and Family Friday!


paperbutterfly April 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

Great craft! You explained it very well and the pictures are great.

I am so glad you shared this with us.

First time on your blog. I will drop in again!!

Blessings, Pam

TidyMom April 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

Oh I LOVE this idea!! I think I have the perfect frame for it too!!

Stephanie Cameron April 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Love it!! It is on the to do list!

Chocolate Sundaes April 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

love this idea, soo so cute! I'd love for you to link up tomorrow at sundae scoop again

Franchesca May 1, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

simply gorgeous!!!!

Bec May 1, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

Love these! I made tissue paper flowers this week for my project and they are kind of similar, but I like that the layers are different sizes!

Anne May 1, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

So pretty!

Amanda May 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

I love that vintage look, they are gorgeous!

Tonya May 2, 2010 at 2:46 AM  

So pretty and simple and sweet. Wonderful idea.

Annaleah May 2, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

what a good way to recycle used paper
and I do love the paper blossoms.

Jenni May 2, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

I LOVE THIS! I definitely want to try it and am putting it on my list of things to do!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest May 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

Love these!

a little lovely May 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

just wanted to let you know i linked this post to my blog!

thanks for a great tutorial

Stacey @ Fun to Craft May 4, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

I love how that turned out. So elegant looking. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft. May 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

Aww, these are so pretty! I would love to link to your blossoms if you didn't mind.

Mel P June 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

These are adorable! So simple and pretty. Thank you for sharing!

lovecrafts October 20, 2011 at 11:49 PM  

So beautiful! thanks for sharing.

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