DIY rolled paper flowers for shadow boxes and more
Easy to care for a beautiful every day of the year. Paper flowers make a great addition to your creative inspiration.
I love mixing paper flowers into my projects.
Rolled paper flowers are one of the easiest to create. You can cut them by hand, with an electronic machine (like Cricut/ Silhouette) or even a hand die cut machine.
Rolled paper flowers are simple to make and there are a wide variety of templates available. You can cut them by hand, use your electronic machine or die cut machine.
Personally I love the simple coil or scalloped edge ones.
Paper - printer paper or cardstock
Scissors (or cutting machine)
Quilling tool, bobby pin or toothpick
Start by cutting out your template. A simple coil shape is easiest to cut by hand. Using your quilling tool (or bobby pin or tooth pick) start at the outer edge and begin rolling in towards the center. After rolling, allow your flower to "relax" a little by letting it go slightly to loosen it's coil.
When you are happy with the shape, apply a small dot of hot glue to hold your flower on the base. If desired form & curl the top edges of your flower- depending on the template used this can enhance the look.
I love using rolled flowers to add an interesting pop to our projects. So many ways to incorporate paper flowers into your projects!
DIY long lasting stickers and labels
Water bottles, plastic cups, Tupperware labels and more. Sometimes you want to personalize them to stand out for quick identification or a joyful look to your eyes!
This easy DIY sticker will allow you to create a long lasting, washable design with ease. For yourself or for a gift these will be an easy project for you!
Iron, heat press or mini press
Stencil of choice
Permanent vinyl-- my preference Oracal 651
Grab your vinyl colour of choice. You can pre-cut a shape by hand or use your electronic cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette Cameo. Or you can create your design and cut it out after-- a little fussy cutting (hand cutting close to the design) can create a unique look.
* Fuzz of your stencil (Tap it a few times on a towel to remove a little of the stickiness, we don't want to pull the vinyl off it's backer yet!).
* Place your stencil as desired.
* With your inks and create, create create. Gently pull your inks across the design, remember no need for hard pressure.
*Gently remove your stencil. Wash the ink out of the stencil so you can re-use it.
*Allow your ink to dry on the vinyl, you can speed this up by using a cool air fan/hair dryer.
*Using an a heat press at 300F or an iron (med heat), heat set your inks by placing a piece of parchment between the design and your iron. Press for 30 seconds -- just long enough to set your ink but not enough to melt the sticky off your vinyl!
*Stick your vinyl to the item of choice & admire your fabulous work!
Let's STICK on the creativity!
I'd love to see your designs.
A busy mom of three finding me time, therapy and fun with Chalk Couture and crafting!