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Valentine’s Day is a bright spot of cheer in the middle of wintry February. What a great time to craft a homemade Valentine’s Day gift.
This paper flower project is easy and inexpensive. Best of all, you can use the flowers in so many different ways. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
· paper (thicker paper works well)
· hot glue
what to do:
- Cut out a paper square approximately 6″ x 6″ in size. The size doesn’t need to be exact. Using a pencil, draw a large circle inside the paper square. If you like, you can trace around something like a small bowl. Cut out the circle.
- Using your pencil, draw a spiral inside the paper circle. The spiral can be between ¼” and ½” thick. Then take your scissors and cut along the spiral line. When you’re at the center, make a small, straight cut, only about ⅛“. Here’s another option. Try drawing a wavy spiral to give your paper flowers a different look.
- This step is the trickiest. Have your hot glue ready. Starting with the outer end, roll up your paper spiral tightly toward you. Keep going all the way to the center. Try to keep it tightly coiled. When you’re done coiling, go ahead and allow the flower to loosen a bit. Add hot glue to the remaining end flap. Press it down to your work surface for a few seconds, helping the center make contact with the glue. All done. Hooray, you’ve made your first flower! Now that you’ve got the hang of this, it’s time to make more. You can even make them bigger or smaller. It’s up to you. Just start with a bigger or smaller piece of paper.