I used two basic flower types—the paper flower tutorial and the accordion fold flower tutorial. It’s pretty amazing all the variations I was able to come up with using just two basic ideas. Here are some close ups and hints on how I made each flower…
|Basic paper flower. I cut many different sizes of rectangles to use as petals, then used decorative scissors to round the end of each petal.
|Basic paper flower. Cut rectangles then rounded the edges. Isn’t the alphabet paper perfect for a nursery?
|The two flowers on the right are accordion flowers and the one on the left is one of the first basic paper flowers I made. I think the shape of the petals is so soft and feminine.
|I hot glued a scrap of vintage lace around the outside edge of this accordion flower. Awww…I’m in love. It adds so much!
|I crinkled the paper on this flower and it totally changed the feel…it’s very soft and antique-looking. It almost looks like fabric.
|Although this flower has the same outside edge on the petals as the last flower, it has a totally different vibe—more nautical and clean looking. It’s one of my favorites.
|I love how vellum adds a soft touch to this flower.
|This basic flower was probably the easiest to make. The petals are all rectangles I cut on my paper cutter! Super fast! I used a pencil to curve the edges and give it life. It’s more modern and the ombre effect is pretty fun too.
I plan to hang these all across the wall above the crib in the nursery. I think it’s going to be such a cheerful room! I need to kick the big kids out so I can start getting everything ready in there. Hurray for little girls!