DIY paper flower brooch

 

 

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing recently and really fancied doing some DIY. Well actually, I haven’t posted a craft project for a few weeks (or is it months?) and came across a set of visual instructions on how to make delightful paper flowers. Check them out on Sugar & Cloth. Therefore, I thought I’d give it a go and make my very own DIY paper flower brooch, which is pretty easy to make with the right tools and materials. I was so pleased with my paper flower brooch that I wanted to share it with you.

 

DIY paper flower brooch

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Materials

  • White, yellow & black crépe paper
  • Green foam sheet
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • Floral wires
  • Florist tape
  • Glue gun & glue stick
  • Brooch fastener

*When cutting out the leaves, I first drew my outline with a pencil to make sure that the overall shape was what I wanted.

Instructions

1_From the yellow and black crépe paper, cut out 10 cm strips. Place a yellow and black strip together, then twist so they combine together. Fold these in half.
2_Cut out the inner yellow petals and glue to the inner yellow and black strips.
3_Cut out eight white petals and with the scissors, carefully curl the edges. Then attach these to the yellow petals, with some glue.
4_Cut out your leaves and position them on the outer white petals, then glue in place
5_Wrap some of the floral wire around the base of the flower, to secure all of the components
6_Then with the florist tape, wrap this around the petals and leaves
7_With the glue gun, add a few drops of the glue and attach the brooch fastener and violá!

 

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It had taken me approximately thirty minutes to assemble and the materials didn’t cost a lot either. All the materials used, I bought from Hobbycraft. There’s a local shop near me and I like to pop in every now and then, for craft ideas. You can also purchase on-line and they such a broad selection of resources for most DIY projects.

Here’s my source of inspiration. Check out these paper flowers for colours and detailing. They’re so beautiful, don’t you think?

 

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All of these paper flowers are made by Racheal from appetitepaper.

 

Emma Jayne x

 

  • Eloise Barry

    This looks really cute, I’ll have to try it some time 🙂 Loved this post xoxo

    Eloise | Fangirlesque

    • Hi Eloise. Thank you for the liking the post!! These flowers are so pretty and don’t take long to assemble. I used a fresh colour palette with my paper flower, however, you can experiment with lots of different shades and just have fun!

      Emma Jayne xx