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Paper Flower Backdrop: Flower 2

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Hello everyone! I was looking back on my previous posts (which is not a lot, since I just started heh) and noticed that my photos were not very good, but I’m going to try my best to improve! So this post will have better (I hope!) images for you. Above is my growing paper flower backdrop. I will add more to it as I create tutorials, so it’s like I’m building mine along with you! πŸ™‚

This is Flower 2 in my paper flower series. FlowerSuppliesIf you haven’t seen Flower 1, click here. Flower 2 is similar to a dahlia. It will be very easy to make, but does require a lot of petals. However, I think the work is worth it as a large dahlia on a backdrop looks really pretty.

As the same as the previous tutorial, you’ll need some paper, a glue gun and scissors. You can use any type of paper. I just used regular copy/printing paper because I wanted to use paper I already had on hand.

Let’s get started!

As with my other tutorials, a video is much easier to follow:

 

But if you prefer written instructions, I have that too!

Flower2Steps First you will need square pieces of paper, the number depends on how large you want your flower. For my size, I ended up using 37 squares. They do not have to be perfectly square. I just folded a piece of copy paper diagonally, cut off the excess, and cut that square into 4 smaller pieces.

You also need 1 circle that will be the backing for your flower, and it will determine the size of your flower. The flower will end up being about 2 inches beyond your circle. You should try to use a heavier paper for the circle to give your flower some support, but if you don’t have any,Β  I made mine with regular paper and it worked out fine.

Starting with 1 square, choose a corner and roll it towards the center, apply some glue, and glue the opposing corner on top, so that you create a cone with a wide open top and a pointy end at the bottom. Make several of these, and then you can move on to the next step. You’ll have to make more cones as you go.

Flatten the pointy end of your cone, and glue it to the circle with the open top going past the circle’s edge. Try to space out the cones evenly, so there is some space between them, but not enough for another cone to fit in. Once the circle has been filled, that is your first layer.

Make more cones, and start gluing these in the space between the bottom cones, gluing from the center. These cones should not go past the bottom layer of cones.Β  Continue making layers of cones like this, until there is no space left. As you make more layers, you will find that your cones are getting too long, so you will need to cut off some of the pointy end.

The number of layers will be determined by the circle’s size as well. Mine had 4 layers and 1 center cone.

For the final cone, you can leave the cone as-is, or you can cut off the top so that it is even and circular.

Now you can add it to your growing paper backdrop! My next tutorial will be on large, easy flowers that can be used as fillers. Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

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    Andie Conn
    March 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my, this is stunning! I am definitely pinning (: Visiting from http://www.andieconn.com/free-printables-st-patricks-day/ and would love a visit back!

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      Ash
      March 8, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Andie! Thank you for making the first comment on my blog ever! I love your edamame recipe and can’t wait to try it next week! πŸ™‚

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    crystal
    March 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    These flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    ~Crystal

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    Cathy
    March 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I love , love, love these! I love how you explain it step by step! I need to try this tomorrow! So super creative! Thank you so very much for linking this creativeness up to Making Memories Mondays! I am so excited that you came! πŸ™‚
    Cathy

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      Ash
      March 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for your kind comments and thank you for hosting the link party!

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    Tammy
    March 12, 2015 at 7:59 am

    So pretty!!! Great tutorial…Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time..Tammy

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      Ash
      March 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Tammy!

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    Rose's Craft at FineCraftGuild.com
    March 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love how this flower is coming out. And I love the monochromatic colorscheme. Indeed perfect for not-too-invasive wall art or photo backdrop!

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      Ash
      March 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Rose!

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    Janine Halloran
    March 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    These flowers are gorgeous, I love the step by step video – that’s my favorite way to learn how to create things. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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      Ash
      March 13, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Janine and thank you for pinning my post!

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    Lou Lou Girls
    March 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Oh my…beautiful! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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      Ash
      March 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Thank you so much! I will definitely see you on Monday! Thanks for hosting!

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    kerry
    August 19, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Thank you so much for showing in detail how to do this. This is how I learn. When I try to read the instructions on things I always bomb. (:

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    Mary
    August 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Ash,I love your flower tutorials,they lovely and so easy to follow,aI can’t wait to try them all,please keep us supplied with these great ideas

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    Mariyana
    October 8, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love this! I want to make a 6ft x 8ft wall for my wedding. I know it will take me a while but I have 1 year to do it! What material do you recommend I use to glue the flowers on? I was thinking maybe two or three large art canvas pieces and connect them all together but that’s where I get stuck. I’m not sure how I could connect the pieces and how would I make it stand straight. Any advice?

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    Pam
    January 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    These are awesome !! when will you have Flower 3 tutorial ?? so looking forward to it !!

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    Dulce Coronado
    May 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Wow,
    Thank you oh so much for this wonderful website. I am bless to have found you today. I will be using your videos to create some beautiful flowers for my sisters first communion next weekend. Thank You and God Bless you Ash.

    Love,
    Dulce Coronado

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    Lisa
    August 31, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I love this! I want to make a 6ft x 8ft wall for my wedding. I know it will take me a while but I have 1 year to do it! What material do you recommend I use to glue the flowers on? I was thinking maybe two or three large art canvas pieces and connect them all together but that’s where I get stuck. I’m not sure how I could connect the pieces and how would I make it stand straight. Any advice?

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    Lisa
    August 31, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Absolutely STUNNING. Love them all. I’m making centerpieces & a wall. Would love to know when will you have Flower 3 tutorial ?? so looking forward to it !!

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    Lisa
    August 31, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL!! Do you know when will you have Flower 3 tutorial ?? Just LOVE your stuff!!!

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    Marta
    January 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you!!
    I can’t wait to make these!

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