Sunday, February 20, 2011

I just think these are adorable. They may not be for layouts but they could easily be for cards you will not send, home decor, minis etc. They are VERY dimensional. You can use less cupcake liners to make them less dimensional if you choose. Let's get started!

You will need: 8 cupcake liners, I used white so that I was able to spritz them to match an upcoming project; one green pipe cleaner per flower,and a hole punch (I used my crop a dile)
Line the eight cupcake liners in front of you.
Now squish them flat with your hand, they do NOT have to be perfect!
After they are all relatively flat, gather them into a stack and fold in half.
Using your crop a dile punch ONE hole in center of fold but NOT on crease!
Open the folded liners to reveal two holes, now thread all flowers onto pipe cleaner, then back down through the second hole.
This is what the top inside will look like before you pull it tight.
At this point you can twist the excess of the pipe cleaner OR make a leaf like I will later on.
Now one layer at a time pinch the bottoms of each liner into the center. This is NOT perfect and is totally up to you.
What mine looks like before rearranging it a bit.
And here we go! What do you think? I plan on making some of these and placing in a little pot that Caitlyn paints for Grandparents Day this year. You could also omit the pipe cleaner and use glue dots to adhere the layers together in the center, then scrunch around a big blingy brad or a button. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Fancy them up with spray ink, shimmer, rhinestones, chalk, ink etc. Have fun with it, I hope you like them!


9 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY:Crystal”

Jean said...

Love this!! So pretty and doesn't seem hard to make!

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

These are just adorable, I will have to go and make myself some, in fact right now lol...Thanks for sharing

Linda w said...

What a great tute, makes a fantastic looking flower, thanks. hugs lin

Anne-Marie said...

I am going to use this with my class of 5 years old ittie-bitties for Mothers Day! Thank you. x

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kathy said...

What a totally fun idea! TFS!

1CardCreator said...

Totally awesome tutorial! I found you on SNR, so glad I stopped by!

Tammy E. said...

Thanks Crystal for the great idea. These were great for a project I am working on. Easy peasy! I posted pictures of mine on my blog tonight.