Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's Just Scraps: Pleated Flowers

I'm seeing patterned paper flowers blooming all over the place at the minute. They are turning into a trend! I have a quick one to show you today. It's a good one to start with and an easy way to use up scraps from your kit.

Start by punching a circle from a scrap of cardstock. Cut two 12 inch long strips from coordinating papers and trim along one edge with scalloped scissors or a border punch

Pierce a hole in the centre of your circle - this is easier to see than a pencil mark AND you can use it to push a brad through at the end. Begin pleating your paper strip around your centre point, flattening and moulding with your fingers

Add a second layer of pleats and trim any excess, neatening edges at the same time

Add a brad, button or small punched circle to the centre. I tied narrow ribbon through the button in mine to give it a bit of movement. Now it's ready for your page - use it to draw attention to a title or photo.


Jo said...

That's a great idea for using up scraps and getting co-ordinating embellishments. They look great

Emma said...

They are gorgeous - what a fab idea

furrypig said...

another great ttorial for paper flowers thanks Sian xxx

Clare said...

Another great tutorial Sian, thank you !

Olivia said...

So pretty, love those colours together :)

yvette said...

what a lovely idea, thanks for showing us how to do this, I have many scraps!