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.
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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