I am sure you have thought to turn your papercrafting supplies into something more than their intended purpose. You just get more bang for your scrappy buck.
For this paper flower, I used some very basic supplies:
- Kiwi Lane Designs Chestnut Lane border templates
- Kiwi Lane Designs Tiny Shapes templates
- patterned paper -- one for flower and one for leaves
- doodle twine
You need to cut three strips from your flower-colored paper using the Chestnut Lane templates 1A and 1B. And, you will need three circles using the same paper. Then, cut three rounded triangles from the green paper.
Then, spritz all pieces with water. Crumple up the pieces.
Then using the larger circle as a base, start wrapping paper strips around the circle. Start from the outside and work inward to center.
Once your flower is constructed and the way you like it, punch two holes in the bottom for twine and button.
Shapes leaves and glue behind the flower.
There you have it --- a pretty paper rose from a template that is used mostly to depict water / waves or land / hills. By making a few adjustments, you've gotten a beautiful flower.
Be sure to check out Sherry's beautiful blog for other inspirational ideas.