Time flies so fast. And your beloved mom is having her birthday party next week. You really have to give her an impressive gift. Unfortunately, you are short on cash which means buying her a fancy necklace will be a pie in the sky. Don’t fret! You can still impress her by giving her a DIY paper flower bouquet that you make by yourself.
Why DIY Paper Flower Bouquet
Flowers have always been so beautiful and pleasing. They always become an instant way to adorn any rooms or celebrations. These pretty little things are a great way to impress others.
The real flower bouquet might be more beautiful and fragrant. However, as the time goes by, the flowers are dying and not as fresh as they used to be. Therefore, the paper flower will be a great alternative.
They may not as pretty and fragrant as the real ones, but they do embellish a room for a longer period of time. Paper flowers are more durable and affordable. They can be used for months, even years. And you surely have the chance to have a nest egg.
How to Make DIY Paper Flower Bouquet
This DIY paper flower bouquet is extremely cheap and easy to make. Even if you are not good at DIY, you can make an exquisite one without breaking a sweat. All you need to do is just preparing the materials needed to make this wonderful and inexpensive flower bouquet.
To make this flower bouquet, you are going to need:
- Glue (It will be better if you use a hot glue gun)
- Any papers with any colors of your choice (origami paper is better)
- CD or any other circular things.
- A paperboard
- A piece of paper from an old magazine
- Paper sack or bag
- A pencil (optional)
Draw a circle on the papers that you have prepared beforehand. You can use any circular things such as a CD, container lid, or a tiny jar to make a circle.
If you are quite sure that you can make a perfect circle without any helps from a CD, just go ahead. If you are going to use a container lid, make sure that the diameter is not more than 4 inches.
Using scissors, cut the circle out meticulously. Do it to all the papers.
Draw spiral patterns on each circular paper so that you can follow the line and cut it fastidiously. If you are quite sure that you can cut a spiral onto your paper, you do not have to draw the pattern beforehand.
To get a perfect spiral from a circle, you begin with cutting the outer part of the paper. Start the narrow cutting first, then it goes wider and wider. Again, do it to all the papers.
After cutting out all the papers, you can begin to roll the spiral. You can begin rolling the end of the outer part of the paper. Roll it from the outside in. When you come to the end (the center of the spiral), you can begin to uncoil and adjust it a little bit to get the shape that you want. You can do it slowly and carefully so it will not be messy.
If you get the desired shape already, simply fold the center of the spiral to the bottom of the flower and secure it with glue. Do the same thing to the other papers.
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Now you have an abundance of flower papers. It is time to arrange and turn them into a pretty flower paper bouquet.
First of all, get the paperboard and another colored paper and cut them out into a circle. Make sure that the paperboard and the colored paper have the same width. And don’t forget to make sure that the colored paper you are going to use has the same color as the flowers.
After that, apply some glue on the paperboard and attach the colored paper onto it.
Arrange the paper flowers onto the paperboard. Attach them one by one until they cover the colored part of the paperboard completely.
Now it is time to make the flower stems. Get the old paper and roll it until it turns into a tube. Secure it with some tapes.
Cut one of the edges of the paper stems. Just cut about 2 inches and fold them out. Attach it onto the back part of the paperboard and secure it using glue and some tapes. Now you have got a firm stem for your flowers.
Now it is time to wrap the flowers and the stems with the paper sack. Actually, you can use any papers of that you want including some pretty flower wrapping papers that you can find in a florist. There is a breadth of flower wrapping papers that you can choose, from a simple one to a fancy one.
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However, if you are want to salt away some money, paper sack or paper bag will do in a pinch. They are not too thin and not too thick, either. What you have to do is spread out the paper on a table, fold one-third of the paper.
Apply some hot glue gun around the edge of the circle paperboard that holds all the flowers. Put the edge of the paperboard on the folded part of the paper sack, then you can begin to wrap the flower bouquet. Secure the wrap with the glue. Don’t forget to keep it tidy.
Tie the bottom part of the wrap and the flower stems all together using some ribbons. You can use jute fabric or floral mesh for a better look.
Finally, a pretty DIY paper flower bouquet is ready. It is pretty, isn’t it?
Now you know how to make a DIY paper flower bouquet. It is beautiful and super easy to make. Your mom will be beaming with pride and pleasure when you hand it to her as her special – yet inexpensive – birthday gift. Well, doing a DIY project is not that arduous, is it? You can also watch the video below for full tutorial. Enjoy and have a good time!