Sunday, May 2, 2010

Easy Twisted Paper Flowers

Here's a quick, cheap, easy way to may your own flower embellishments.

Step 1, tear a sheet of vintage paper (dictionary, book, music, etc.) into strips lengthwise. Strips should be 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide.
Step 2, rub Modge Podge onto a strip with your fingers. No need for complete coverage, you're just trying to make the paper easier to work with while adding strength and structure to the finished embellishment once the glue dries.

Step 3, while the glue is still wet, twist the paper strip from both ends.
Step 4, while the glue is still wet, roll the twisted paper strip, starting at one end, into a swirl/flower shape. Add a bit more glue to the outside end of the paper strip and tuck under.
Step 5, color with ink, paint, glimmer mist, etc. and add a center embellishment if desired. It's that easy!


haejin said...

wow~ so cute~ thank you for the tutorial. :)

Karen said...

Cute flower, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've been trying to find directions for this flower and finally found it! Can't wait to mske some!