Friday, 18 September 2009

Tutorial for Challenge 18 - DIY Flowers - Part 1

Here is a tutorial on how to make some flowers - there is another tutorial on how to make some different flowers just after this post. Both tutorials will suit both experienced and novice crafters so no matter how confident you feel, you can give it a go!

To make these flowers you will need: scissors, pencil, compass and glue. These flowers took me around 30 minutes to make which included adding them onto a card.

I printed two papers from the Candy Doodles cd but printed them as A5 size and double sided.

I then drew 3 different sizes circles using the compass - 3 on the blue paper and 3 on the green.

I then randomly snipped pointed petal shapes around the edges of each circle.

I then cut a little deeper into the centre of the flower so I would be able to curl and ruffle the petals.

From the left over scraps, I cut some thin strips and then curled them using the scissors

I then ruffled the petals to make them 3d and also layered the flowers - smallest in the centre and then alternative colours.

I added the curled strips to the centre of one of the flowers.

I added them to a card. The coloured panels were cut from the remains of the paper and I doodle stitched around the edges.

The sentiment is also from the Candy Doodles cd.
Part two will follow this post!


  1. This is GREAT! So helpful to see your wonderful creations from the ground up. Thanks! hugs, eileen

  2. love the flowers very inspiring for the challenge this week fabulous ju x


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