I love a good little flower. It's my favorite crafty icon- so versatile and timeless (like a little black dress is for my wardrobe.) I just can't get enough of the little cuties. There are about a billion ways to create paper flowers ranging from gorgeous realistic blooms to the most simplistic little daisies.
I enjoy making these little babies because they are suuuuuuper quick, easy, and easy to customize. Unlike most of my crafty pursuits, this project does require a special tool- a 2'' scalloped circle craft punch. I got mine on sale- 40% off, and its the only fancy punch I own. It's very much the opposite of a uni-tasker, so I feel its quite a handy investment.
Supplies I Used:-any thin paper (I use old gift bags, scrapbook paper, laminated tissue paper, comic pages, vellum...the list is endless.) for the petals
-metal brad closures (any size) to hold your blooms together
-scissors (to cut a tiny slit at each scallop)
-cute things (like buttons and sequins) to embellish brads & E6000 glue
-Sharpies to change the color of brads and embellish the petals
-Glitter glue to glitterfy brads
If you decide to embellish your brads, do that before you assemble. To assemble just stack your prepped scalloped circles- poke a hole in the middle with the brad- and fluff out the layers.
I played around with the number of slits I cut for the individual petals. Some are in between every little curve and some are every two curves.
You can place a plain little circle layer directly behind the brad to add to the center of your flower. This also allows the fun folding and tucking of the petals. I personally love the texture this adds.
These little gems could be used for countless applications! Here's hoping this inspires some cutness!
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