Notecard, DIY, and paper orchid flower all in one? Yes, please!
To take your card from cute graphic to paper flower, you’ll need:
-scissors and/or exacto knife
-hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
-plastic ruler or paper creaser tool
-Plug in hot glue gun.
-Cut out all pieces.
-Start with piece #2
-Curl the outside thirds of the bow tie shape up and in, so the colored portion is facing outward. You can use a ruler to help you shape the curls.
-Gently crease the curls so they stay in place.
-Glue piece #2 to the center of piece #1, right at the base of the stem.
-Gently fold up the bottom of piece #1 under piece #2.
-Gently curl the edges of the top wings of shape #1 inward. Starting near the bow tie shape, gently crease the wings in toward the bow tie shape.
-Gently curl the bottom whiskers up, and then gently pull the curled whiskers outward to shape.
-Gently curl the top edges of pieces #3 and #4 inward, being careful to note which side is the top of the petal. The top of each petal leans in toward the center.
-Gently curl the bottom edge of pieces #3 and #4 outward.
Fold the long stem of piece #3 up, about 1/8-inch out from the petal.
-Create a loop with the stem. You can use the ruler to gently curl the paper to make it easier.
-Glue above the fold. Gently fold the outer edge of the loop to create a dome shape.
-Gently fold the outer edge of the loop to create a dome shape.
-Fold the long stem of piece #4 up, about 1/8-inch out from the petal. Glue the edge of this fold to the edge of the dome shape on piece #3.
-Wrap the stem around the dome and trim the excess.
-Glue down the edge of piece #4’s trimmed stem to the dome of piece #3.
Here’s what your pieces so far should look like!
-Gently curl the top edge of shape 5 inward.
-Place a line of glue on the front, bottom of piece #5.
-Secure to the back of shapes #3 and #4, where the dome is.
-Line up shape 1 so the bottom of the diamond shape lines up with the bottom of the petals of shapes #3 and #4.
-Glue in place.
-Gently curl in the edges of shapes #6 and #7 toward the center.
-Place a line of glue on the top edges of shape #6.
Secure to back of the flower, coming down and out at an angle. Repeat for shape #7 on the opposite side.
You did it!
-Now display it somewhere that it will make you smile!
-Post on Instagram and tag me, @hannahmooreart_, so I can celebrate your job well done!