Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whip It Up Wednesday: Doily Flowers

I've been a busy little bee making decorations for our upcoming engagement party :D

Do you like my bouquet of paper flowers? 


I'll use these to brighten up the food and drink table along with a few other decorations.

Just because I love you guys, I'm going to show you how I made all the different flowers :D
Let's start with the doily flowers!

What You Need:
~ Per flower ~
* 1 wooden skewer
* 1 doily
* 1 or 2 beads for the centre

Scissors and a glue gun


What To Do:
Take your doily and cut it into a spiral, like so:


Now, I used double sided tape to make this flower but after a couple of days it came unstuck! So I recommend you use your hot glue gun instead. Just be careful of your fingers getting burned!

Place a dab of glue on the back of the centre of your doily spiral and pull the end around as far as you can to create a small 'cone' shape.


Place a dab of glue on the outside edge of your cone and pull the loose part of your spiral around, building up another layer of your 'cone'. Continue this until you've built a nice large cone shape and used up all of your doily spiral.


Now you should have something that looks like this:


Right, grab your wooden skewer and glue gun a bead or two onto the pointy end. I used a wide hole metallic bead and a gemstone chip on the very end.


Snip a little hole in the centre of your doily flower and thread your skewer through.


For extra strength you might like to run a ring of glue around the underside of the flower, where it meets the skewer. I found this useful on my other flowers :)

You're done! Make yourself a stack of them for a pretty arrangement!





You might also like to check out these tutorials for more paper flowers:


16 comments:

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lovely!!! I´ll feature on my blog Hope you don´t mind
hugs from Brazil

Libby said...

So cute! I have a daughter obsessed with doilies...gotta show her these!

My Very Educated Mother said...

Too cute! I've gotta make some of those!

Julianne said...

Beautiful!i've never tried paper flowers but i love how these turned out! i'll have to give it a try!
I'm a new follower found you on yesterday on tuesday i'd love if you'd follow back!

Julianne

www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

These paper flowers are gorgeous! I would lvoe for you to share with Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-stalking-thursday-14.html

shopannies said...

so very pretty

Natasha said...

love these

Would Love it if you could share this on my linky party - Serenity Saturday -
www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Vicky said...

Those are so pretty! I love how they last much longer than real flowers. ;) I am a new follower from Young and Crafty. Vicky from Mess For Less

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!

Jamie said...

OMG!! Those are so beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. I'm a new follower. I hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
P.S. I have a link party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up any projects you've been working on.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

The doily paper flower is quite unusual.

Jill said...

What pretty doily flowers! and a great how-to too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Jenfier Harrod said...

This looks fun! Please come to our linky party at
www.thezkids.blogspot.com

Team Craftwell said...

Pretty flowers! thank you for the inspiration!

Team Craftwell
ecraftbycraftwell.blogspot.com

Sara said...

So pretty! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-12.html

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming~ Thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday !

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