Post # 1
So, I’m not a crafty person by any means. I think I could honestly screw up glueing two things together, but I decided that I was going to do my own centerpieces and make paper flowers out of book pages. How hard could that be? I’ve tried two (well, three, kind of) different methods of doing this. The first time, I just cut out varying circles and pinned them into some styrofoam, but those flowers were really loose and while I needed less to get a fuller centerpiece, I didn’t like the overall look. I had a picture that I can’t find anymore, but they weren’t the best.
I recently found a tutorial for rolled roses and that looked super easy. So I tried it and made three flowers.
The grayish ones I cut out a circle, the bigger one came from a square sheet that I just kind of rounded into a sort of circle. I’m trying to get opinions on which ones look better and getting tips on how to make them look nicer.
I don’t think I did that bad considering I sat down 20 minutes ago on a whim.
Post # 3
i think those look wonderful. the grey ones are my favourite! i am doing fabric flowers…diy’ing our flowers is time consuming but once you see it come together….totally worth the effort. Keep it up! 🙂
Post # 4
I like them all and really like the asymmetry of the bigger one.
Post # 5
The trick to these is to cut out a circle and cut a spiral with wavy lines. The wavier the more petal-like they’ll look. I used these in my decorations.
Post # 6
I like them–but I think paper flowers look better when they look like they have petals. Can you try to adapt them so that they look more like petals? There are many tutorials out there for those…
Post # 7
Love them! I’ve grown to really love paper flowers like those. I don’t think you need to make all of the flowers petal-y, but it would definitely add more visual texture to make some that way. Nicely done!
Post # 8
@REchick: Yes. These too a bit more effort than I thought because I had to get in the swing of rolling them, but I like what I did. Now I just have to find some old books.
@Belleyboo: Thank you 🙂
@michiru4ever: I didn’t think about that, but I’ll have to try it on my next batch.
@CelticBeachBride: The first times I looked at these I thought they were going to be too complex, but I think I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for the link.
@HisMoon: Thanks for the feedback. I may do some of the plain ones, like the smaller grey ones and then do the wavy-petal thing on the bigger ones and see how that goes.
Post # 9