This hand made paper summer flowers DIY project helps your kids to improve their imagination and gives the impression of blossoming spring flowers and arriving summer days! Additionally, these hand made paper summer flowers stand much pretty at your home, garden or office in a vase as tombstone. It’s simple to learn and teach and supplies are easy to provide that probably most of you already have them all at home.
Here are the ingredients that you need:
- Cardstock Stack or Premium Cardstock
- Tools Circle Punch: 1.5 inches
- Circle Punch: 1 inch
- Striped Paper Straws
- Paper Trimmer or Scissors (but the trimmer is going to make it easier)
- 3-D Adhesive Foam Dots
Step 1: You can use any color of cardstock paper as you wish. After picking the color of the paper, start cutting the cardstock into 1/2″ by 6″ strips.
Step 2: Here I am using 12×12 paper. Please note that the cutting size of strips depends on the bigness of your cardstock. You need to adjust the strip sizes according to the vast of cardstock. For example, if you are working with 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, you should cut your strips 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (in half).
When the time that you completed the cutting, you can start on gluing the strips into loops.
Step 3: You need to hold the ends of the loops until the glue gets dry as they stay together.
Step 4: And keep on sticking all of your loops. Afterwards start assembling the flowers. Stick the loops, alternating the loops on the top and bottom of the stacked loops.
Step 5: Stick your loops as how you wish the closeness of them. Depending on the frequence of loops, the flower will be fuller.
Step 6: Again, hold the flower until the glue gets dry and stands still.
Then, prepare two similar sized flower centers using nesting circle punches.
Step 7: Stick the larger punched circle on the center of the flower and then attach a dimensional adhesive square to the second circle, and stack it on top of the larger circle.
Step 8: Continue the process by doing the same with all the remaining flowers.
Step 9: When you finish your flower, it’s time to add a “stem” to it by flipping it to the backside. You can use a hot glue for the sticking operation. Then glue a paper straw on the middle of the flower.
Step 10: If you wish, you can camouflage the straw with an additional large paper circle punch by adhering with hot glue and pressing on it until the glue cools.
After all these processes your beautiful flowers are going to be ready with full of color.
That’s all about this hand made paper summer flowers DIY project which is very amusing from the beginning to end. You can also think about trying it out in your spare time as a family activity with your kids, it’s a quite simple and low budget project that is appropriate for everyone and also not time consuming!
Hoping that you liked this DIY project and waiting for your comments with impatience!