Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sugarplum Flower Tutorial

Here is my version of Prima's sweet little sugarplum flowers. I just can't justify price tag for these when I can so easily make them in just a few minutes, in any color I want, and at a tenth of the price! Here I used some of my Pion Design scraps from the "fairytale of spring" collection.





Materials: Three small (one-inch) punched/die cut flowers and three mini (half-inch) flowers, water to mist, glue, deco scissors, a stylus (or end of a thin paintbrush) and a foam mat (like a mouse pad). I used my EK Success retro punches but any five petal flower will do.


Step 1: Trim the very tips of the 3 larger flowers with your deco scissors.


Step 2: Very lightly water mist all 6 flowers and crumple. Do not over wet them or they will rip.


Step 3: Open them up while still damp.


Step 4: Glue the 3 larger flowers (off-set the petals) together and press into the foam mat to lift the petals.


Step 4: Glue 2 of the mini flowers (off-set the petals) in the middle and press again into the mat. It should look like this:


Step 5: Pinch together the last mini flower and glue into the middle.


Step 6: Slightly smash the center and let completely dry.


That's it! Super easy flowers and so cute on shabby layouts.




Here was my Prima inspiration, pretty close to the real thing don't you think? Mine are just a tiny bit smaller than theirs since I clipped off the ends of the petals.





17 comments:

  1. So simple and yet so beautiful!

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  2. Absolutely amazing! They look just like the Prima ones! Great job!

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  3. That's a keeper!

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  4. Fabulous! Can't wait to try this!

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  5. gorgeous flowers vicky! Your amazing at them!

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. Great...Thanks so much for sharing I have tried and they came out just as good as prima. A hint to share...when all pieces are damp lay them on a paper towel, then crunch up the paper towel, open it up gently and remove the flower pieces...that way they don't break up.Hope it works for you.

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  8. Am always looking for new ways to make my flowers. Absolutely LOVE these! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Awesome, i am always looking for new ideas for artificial flowers. This is beautiful and unique.

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  10. Simply stunning! I've never really tried to make tags before. Yours are absolutely amazing!

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