Suzanne (Julie's assistant) here again to share another tutorial with you fine folks. The internet is full of all sorts of paper flower tutorials and projects. Julie recently shared a fabulous one using her ScanNCut to make Rolled Paper Flowers. But today I'm sharing one that features everyday art materials; cardstock, paint, ArtFoamies, TCW Stencils, and a string of led lights.
First I layered pastel colored hues of ArtFoamies and stencils randomly on a few sheets of cardstock. Not overlooking that you will see both sides of the paper, so flip the pages as they dry. Cut a spiral out of the paper - leaving a strip of excess for the leaves.
Roll the paper spiral from the outside in - the center of the spiral is a good landing spot to add hot glue to hold the 'petals' in place. Cut leaves from the remaining paper bits. After some experimenting, I found that cutting a line in the center of the leaves as well as a small hole made for good stringing for the lights.
Who says you need to hang up a garland? I have use the led string lights in vases, and when I saw Julie's beautiful wooden bowl, I couldn't resist. Plus, it looked great next to the marquee ampersand on the table.
There you have it! Some super easy, artful, handmade roses that anyone can do. Have you ever tried making something similar? We'd love to see your versions!
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