Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider


Featured Slider Styles


Display Grid Slider


Grid Slider Styles


Display Trending Posts


Display Author Bio


Display Instagram Footer

Accordion Flower Halloween Banner

I just went to a fun Ladie's Night sponsored by a local craft shop and they showed us how to make these fun accordion folded paper flowers: Aren't they cute?! And guess what? They are easy to make, too! Here's how:

Materials to make one circle flower:

* two 2x12 strips of identical scrapbook paper
* two 2 inch circles of coordinating paper
* hot glue

* clear tape

1. Start by scoring lines into the 2x12 strips. (Scoring is basically using a tool to make really sharp creases or folds in paper instead of just folding it by hand.) I spaced my scoring lines (creases) every 1/2 inch using a scoring blade that came with my paper cutter.

2. Tape the strips together into a big circle, like this:

3. Now comes the magic part...squeeze one edge of the paper together in the middle and it will pop the other edge out so that the whole thing lays flat:
Step 4: Hot glue a circle onto both the front and back to hold the pleats flat and in place.

Step 5: Embellish! I punched holes into two sides of mine and strung them onto a ribbon to make a banner. The possibilities are endless with this project. They would be adorable hung on a Christmas tree or in Fall colors or hanging in a baby's nursery or to spell out a child's name or as a Happy Birthday banner.

You can make them bigger or smaller too. If you make them bigger, just cut the strips to the width you want (ex: 4x12), but remember you will need three or four strips taped into the circle in order for it to fold right.

Happy Crafting!

The Craft Patch
Share :

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! I really like this idea. Although I'm not quite sure what you mean by "scoring" it just cutting or using a patterned scissor?
    Yay for your blog!!!!!!!!!


Hey readers! Leave me a note... I read each and every comment and I love to hear from you!

[name=Jennifer] [img=] [description=Let's Make Something Together!] (facebook= (twitter=Twitter (instagram=I (pinterest=

Follow @thecraftpatch