Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ombre water lily paper flower (tutorial).

These flowers are so much fun to make, and they come out so pretty! I'm planning on incorporating these into my Valentine's day decorations this year  ❤ They also make adorable gift toppers in place of a traditional bow.

Supplies: card stock in 3 colors, glass gem, glue, stapler, scissors
Start by cutting out two flower shapes for each color (print and trace the template at the bottom of this post). Don't worry - this is the slowest, hardest part of making these.

Use your fingers to gently curl the petals upward so that all of your flower shapes look like the one above. 

Stack the bottom five flower shapes together, and arrange to your liking. Staple the layers together using two staples in an X shape (this will ensure the flower stays stable and secure).

Glue the final flower shape into the middle of the flower to cover the staples (I use Elmer's glue for this). Let dry. Glue the glass gem into the center of the flower (I use either super glue or E6000). Adjust the petals if needed. Now take a step back and admire your work!

Flower template - print out to be approximately 4" across

Oopsey Daisy


  1. SO lovely!! Thanks for sharing the template, too!

  2. Thank YOU Alison!!! and you're very welcome of course :)

  3. These are easy enough that even I can make them!! Love! So sweet!

  4. When we think of flower tattoo designs, what immediately comes to mind are cherry blossoms, lily, lotus, roses and Hawaiian flowers like hibiscus, plumeria and orchids.Lotus flower


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