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Use coloured card to make fun flowers

Use coloured card or craft papers to make your own pretty floral display. We show you how to make roses and hyacinths and a selection of card or paper flowers to put together a creative and colourful display for your home or for a special event

 

Coloured lightweight card

Scissors

PVA craft glue, preferably quick drying

Sticky dots

Round object for curling (a skewer or paintbrush)

 

For each flower you will need coloured lightweight card cut into 10 x 10cm sized pieces.

1. Fold the paper into half and then into even thirds.

2. You can draw the pattern of the petal on the folded paper or you can simply cut the top of the folded paper into an arch shape.

3. Repeat to cut 4 similar shapes. You will end up with a 6-petal flower from each piece of card.

4. Cut the petals as shown to make different variations for the flower.

5. Use a round object such as a skewer or paintbrush to roll the edges of the petals.

6. Apply a small amount of glue on one side of the petal to join the sections together so that you have 2 pieces with 5 petals, 1 with 4 petals, 2 with 3 petals, 1 with 2 petals and 2 with 1 petal.

7. Glue the petals one on the top of the other. Arrange them nicely to create a beautiful flowers.

8. The ones with more petals should be on the bottom and the ones with fewer petals should be on the top.

For each flower you will need coloured lightweight card cut into 10 x 10cm sized pieces.

1. Fold the paper into half 3 times.

2. Cut the top of the folded paper into a curved pointed shape. Cut 3 more for a total of 4 to make the flower.

3. You will end up with 8 petals on each flower shape.

4. Cut each of the 8 petals so that you have 1 piece with 7 petals, 1 with 6 petals, 1 with 5 petals, 2 with 4 petals, 1 with 3 petals, 1 with 2 petals and 1 with 1 petal. Glue the petal shapes together  and curve the edge of the petals as with the previous flower

5. Arrange the petal so that the ones with fewer petals are at the top.

6. Cut a small piece of yellow card into a fringe and roll and glue to the centre of the flower.

For each flower you will need coloured lightweight card cut into 10 x 10cm sized pieces.

1. Fold the paper into half 2 times and then again  into thirds.

2. Cut away the top of the folded card into an arch shape and cut a total of 4 sheets. You will end up with 12 petals on each piece of paper.

3. Cut  each 12 petal papers as shown so that you have 1 piece with 11 petals, 1 with 10 petals, 1 with 9 petals, 1 with 8 petals, 1 with 1 petal, 1 with 2 petals, 1 with 3 petals and 1 with 4 petals.

4. Join together with glue and curve the edge before arranging and gluing together the flower.

For this colourful flower you can use coloured card or paint the card with colours to create beautiful shades.

 Cut the lightweight card into strips of 5cm wide and 18 to 20cm length.

1. Score the card along one side. Fold in half to save time for cutting fringes. Leave a 1cm strip along one side, or where the paper was scored. Make the fringe neat and even with cuts no more than 5mm wide.

2. Roll each piece of the fringe from the end up to the top of the cut. Take your time and don't rush this step, as this will determine how the finish flower will look.

3. Once done the entire strip should have a nicely curled fringe.

4. Roll a piece of  green paper for the stem. Cut a trip 5cm wide x 30cm long. Start rolling the paper diagonally from any corner and keep rolling the paper till you reach the other end. Apply a small amount of glue on both ends of the rolled paper to secure.

5. Apply glue along the uncut edge of the rolled fringe

6. Wrap the glued area of the rolled fringe onto the top of the green stem. Now carefully roll the fringe around the step, so that the rolled fringe is wrapped around all the way to the bottom.

To make the leaves use green card.

7. Cut a small piece 5cm x 8cm and fold the paper in an accordion fold, with the folds about 1cm wide.

8. Fold up and cut any one side into a pointed shape.

9 and 10. Unfold and glue around the stem, just below the rolled fringe flower.

 

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