DIY: Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom

February 25, 2014

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love BlogWe are no strangers to paper flowers around here. There’s this post, which is one of my favorites…and then there’s this one, that is great for the holidays. Today’s post though…it’s sort of like the Diana Ross, and those other posts were the Supremes. Those other posts were good, but this one is special. It’s awesome.

Now, you’ll need to have some skillz to pull this one off, but honestly, if there were ever a reason to increase your craft room abilities…this paper flower bouquet is the reason. It will take some time to assemble, but with Mother’s Day around the corner, this project is well worth the time to make something special for mom.

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

 

You may already have a well-stocked craft room with these supplies in reach. If you don’t, now might just be the time to get them. With all the bookbinding I’ve been doing lately, I’ve found lots of excuses to use my piercing pad and paper piercer.

Additional Tools: In addition to the supplies shown, you will also need a hot glue gun and glitter glue.
Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog{1}Use the largest embossing stylus to firmly roll over each petal of the flower in a circular motion. This will distress the petal and cause each petal to slightly, curve inward.

{2} Repeat step 1 with all parts of the flower, which should include two large petals, two small petals and one center.

{3} Gently dab the makeup sponge onto the inkpad, then lightly brush the makeup sponge against the edge of each petal to add a bit of color. This adds dimension to the petal, making it more lifelike.

{4} Assemble the large petals, the smaller petals and roll the center as shown.

{5} Pierce the center of the larger and smaller petals with the paper piercer.

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

 

{6} Push the floral stem through the large petal

{7} Push the floral stem through the small petal.

{8} Coil the floral stem in the center as shown.

{9} Squeeze a generous amount of hot glue onto the coiled floral stem center

{10} Place the rolled flower center on top of the hot glue and press into place.

{11} Squeeze tiny dots of black glitter glue into the center of your assembled bloom.

{12} Once the flower is assembled, adhere the leaves to the under side of each flower.

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love BlogI was able to settle in with a movie and create this bouquet in about 2 hours. For me , the process was relaxing and once I got into a groove, it was not difficult at all. If you are planning to assemble your own bouquet, I would recommend completing each step on all the blooms before moving to the next. This will save on time, mess and cut down on mistakes or missed steps.

With your bouquet assembled, you’ll want to package it up to hide those not-so-cute wire stems. Here’s what I did:

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love BlogTo ramp up the packaging of this bouquet, I added a beautiful handstamped tag that I created with the Wplus9 Valentine Wishes stamp set & dies. I love when I can use a stamp set outside of it’s intended holiday. The “M” monogram is a simple die cut using my absolute favorite alphabet die collections from Memory Box (similar here). The font is classic and great for all sorts of projects.

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

 

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom | Damask Love Blog

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21 thoughts on “Paper Flower Bouquet for Mom”

  1. Simply Stunning!!! You never cease to amaze me. Lovely flowers that now I have to try and recreate lol. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  2. Another lovely tutorial! What is that black glitter you used..it looks like a pen??? Oh and voted for you!! Good luck you deserve it, you put a lot of hard work into this!
    Jackie

    1. Hey Jackie! Thanks so much for your vote! I’m up against some heavy hitters so I really appreciate it! The black glitter is part of the Martha Stewart Glitter Glue pack. The tip is very fine which is great for little details like the center of these flowers.

  3. These are so beautiful! Just wondering (I’m still a noob at this stamping business) how you get the stamped wreath on the tag multi-coloured? Is it stamped in layers or do you use pens? x

  4. Absolutely stunning! So pretty and I loved all the photos and to know how you put these flowers together! Thanks for sharing 😀

  5. Girl I seriously can’t believe I’ve had that die just sitting in my supplies. I’m about to have to break that baby out and make some Mother’s Day & Teacher appreciation bouquets! Holla!!!
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah 🙂

  6. Adorei suas flores.faz tempo que estou querendo fazer flores de papel,mas não estou conseguindo.Parece facil.Achei dificil.

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