Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
How to Make a Core'dinations Paper Flower Wreath
A few flowers, a little embossing, plenty of spirals and some sanding are all you need to create a vibrant, colorful paper flower wreath that will be in full bloom all year long! Use our color combination, customize your paper choices based on your favorite colors or even match the color scheme in a room in your home!
Cover the Styrofoam wreath with wide ribbon in any color. Fasten the ribbon in place securely.
Use a Cricut machine and the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge or any flower cartridge to cut flower shapes from the paper. You can also hand cut flower shapes or use punches.
If you're using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge:
a. From Sunrise Orchid cut <Flower3> at 3" (4 times)
b. From Royal Orchid cut <Flower50> at 2" (approx. 25 times)
c. From Angel Orchid cut <Flower50> at 2" (approx. 22 times)
d. From Stiletto cut <Flower23> at 2 3/4" (4 times)
e. From Tangerine cut <Flower15> at 2 1/2" (4 times)
f. From Tangerine cut <Flower50> at 2" (approx. 11 times)
g. From Quartz cut <Flower15> at 1 3/4" (4 times)
h. From Quartz cut <Flower50> at 2" (approx. 13 times)
i. From Vanilla Cream Aunt Grace cut <Flower19> at 2 1/2" (8 times)
Emboss & sand
Emboss the Sunrise Orchid and Tangerine die-cut flowers. Sand the embossed images and clean off any dust with the Dust Buddy.
Form spiral roses
To make the spiral roses:
a. Take a 2" circle (Royal Orchid, Angel Orchid, Tangerine and Quartz) and a pair of scissors. Starting at the outside edge of the circle, begin cutting into the circle, forming a spiral shape as you cut. As you get closer to the center, make sure to leave a circle shape, as this will be the base that you glue the spiral shape onto.
b. Take a small skewer or a quilling tool, or just use your fingers and roll the paper from the outside edge inward. Keep the spiral shape fairly snug as you roll towards the center. When you reach the center, release the spiral and it will relax into shape.
c. Using a hot glue gun, add some glue onto the center part of the flower, and then adhere the spiral shape right onto that. Hold until set.
d. Sand the edges of the Royal Orchid and Tangerine spiral roses lightly to give a distressed look.
Begin to adhere to flowers to the wreath by assembling the larger flowers together first.
a. Adhere the Stiletto flower to the Sunrise Orchid embossed flower. Then, adhere the Royal Orchid spiral rose to the center. Repeat 4 times.
b. Adhere the Quartz flower to the center of the Tangerine embossed flower. Adhere the Tangerine spiral rose to the center. Repeat 4 times.
c. Adhere an Angel Orchid spiral rose to the center of a Vanilla Cream Aunt Grace flower. Gently bend the petals of the flower, then adhere to another Vanilla Cream Aunt Grace flower using pop or foam dots.
d. Now you can adhere these larger flowers to the wreath, spacing them out accordingly.
e. Adhere the spiral roses, making trailing clusters as you adhere them.