Hello and happy Monday! Today is the final post in my paper flower backdrop series. For all my flowers, I basically make them based off of two methods: the bottom corner method like the rose (flower 1) or stacking layers like the dahlia (flower 2). This won’t be a step by step tutorial but just a quick example of how you can use those methods to make a wide variety of different flowers.
The bottom-corner method from the Flower 1’s tutorial is the most versatile. This is the method where you cut a 1″ slit at the bottom of the petal and glue the flaps to each other (Please see Flower 1’s tutorial). Below are three different looking flowers using the same technique but different petal and center shapes.
This flower has pointed petals and a fringed center. You make the center by just cutting a fringe on a rectangular piece of paper, and rolling it up.
This flower has scalloped petals with a scalloped center as well. The center is made the same way as Variation 1: cut a scalloped edge on a rectangular piece of paper and roll it up.
This variation also has scalloped edges, but is different from Variation 2 because the space between the scallops are not as deep. The center of this flower is made by cutting a circle and then cutting petals around the circle. I folded the circle in half before cutting the petal shapes so it would be faster. Once done, curl the petals inward with your fingers. I stacked 2 of these centers for this flower for a fuller effect.
There are so many different variations of petals and centers that you can cut, mix and match to create a new look. These are just three that I came up with today, but I would love to see other variations you come up with!