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Paper Flowers for Banner 20 freebie  

It's time to change our very large welcome banner in the fellowship area at church to a spring/summer theme. Pastor Ken and I have been working hard (and spending a fortune) planning a very special event for April 22nd as a community outreach. We are having a night of teaching about the Passover as it reveals Jesus Christ to us. We are going to have the Passover/Seder dinner along with the teaching so that everyone can experience this amazing insight that every Christian should have. You'll never see the Lord's Supper/Communion the same!
Given that we hope to have lots of visitors, I wanted the new welcome banner to be very bright and cheerful - flowers seemed the thing for spring and summer. I didn't want to paint again. It just didn't see special enough, so I've been designing and making all manner of paper flowers - 27 different blossoms in all. My table was a mountain of lovely blossoms - so happy to look at and that's not even all of them! I thought you might like to know how to make some of them, so for 27 days I'll be posting a tutorial for one of these lovely blossoms!
This flower starts with a circle of paper. Cut six slits from the edge of the circle toward the center. Put a dot of low melt glue on the right edge corner of a section and stick the left edge corner of the section to it's right on top of it. Work your way around the circle to form the center of the flower. If you want a small center, make your slits longer toward the center. If you want a wider center, make smaller slits toward the center.
Next I used an extra long piece of construction paper to make the petals but you can use what you want. I took the handle of a wooden spoon and rolled the paper around it to soften it and get a curved result.

I cut the paper in half lengthwise. Then I measured down the lengths and cut 3" wide strips.

I rolled each strip and then at the bottom edge, I overlapped the sides in thirds. That means that I just rolled it till both the cut edges were at the opposite edge and the width of the back and each of the sides I was folding over were the same width. Glue in place.

This part was so easy and forgiving as even though I was using low melt glue, it was a breeze to pull a petal off and reposition it at any point. I simply started gluing the petals to the back of the center cup, overlapping the petals a little. When I got all the way around the cup, if a petal didn't look properly spaced I just pulled it up and glued it where I wanted it. Very forgiving. And you're done! Try varying the length of the petals for a different look.
If you like it well enough to download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. Please support this blog by shopping my PayPal store. God bless you!Download TOU here for 24 hours, then available in my store. If you can't find it, e-mail me. Check out my TERMS OF USE here.The password is jesuschristislord.Digifree CraftCrave CraftCrave

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Paper Flowers for Banner 19 freebie  

It's time to change our very large welcome banner in the fellowship area at church to a spring/summer theme. Pastor Ken and I have been working hard (and spending a fortune) planning a very special event for April 22nd as a community outreach. We are having a night of teaching about the Passover as it reveals Jesus Christ to us. We are going to have the Passover/Seder dinner along with the teaching so that everyone can experience this amazing insight that every Christian should have. You'll never see the Lord's Supper/Communion the same!
Given that we hope to have lots of visitors, I wanted the new welcome banner to be very bright and cheerful - flowers seemed the thing for spring and summer. I didn't want to paint again. It just didn't see special enough, so I've been designing and making all manner of paper flowers - 27 different blossoms in all. My table was a mountain of lovely blossoms - so happy to look at and that's not even all of them! I thought you might like to know how to make some of them, so for 27 days I'll be posting a tutorial for one of these lovely blossoms!
These pretty daffodils start with a circle of paper. Cut six slits from the edge of the circle toward the center. Put a dot of low melt glue on the right edge corner of a section and stick the left edge corner of the section to it's right on top of it. Work your way around the circle to form the center of the flower. If you want a small center, make your slits longer toward the center. If you want a wider center, make smaller slits toward the center.
Next take a small white coffee filter and cut the flat center out of it. Finger gather the inside edge and attach to the bottom of the center cup with low melt glue. you are attaching the center with the open side up.Using Martha Stewart's Hydrangea punch, punch three petals. Using your mouse pad and the rounded end of a paint brush, rub in the centers to shape petals.Glue three of the shaped petals into the center cup. You may want to trim the coffee filter to the width you want at this point. You can make a small carnation out of what you trim off simply by finger gathering and pinching the bottoms as you coil the strip around itself and secure with glue. No waste!
Here's a picture of the tiny carnation you can make from what you trim off the coffee filter.If you like it well enough to download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. Please support this blog by shopping my PayPal store. God bless you!Download TOU here for 24 hours, then available in my store. If you can't find it, e-mail me. Check out my TERMS OF USE here.The password is jesuschristislord.Digifree CraftCrave CraftCrave

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Paper Flowers for Banner 18 freebie  

It's time to change our very large welcome banner in the fellowship area at church to a spring/summer theme. Pastor Ken and I have been working hard (and spending a fortune) planning a very special event for April 22nd as a community outreach. We are having a night of teaching about the Passover as it reveals Jesus Christ to us. We are going to have the Passover/Seder dinner along with the teaching so that everyone can experience this amazing insight that every Christian should have. You'll never see the Lord's Supper/Communion the same!
Given that we hope to have lots of visitors, I wanted the new welcome banner to be very bright and cheerful - flowers seemed the thing for spring and summer. I didn't want to paint again. It just didn't see special enough, so I've been designing and making all manner of paper flowers - 27 different blossoms in all. My table was a mountain of lovely blossoms - so happy to look at and that's not even all of them! I thought you might like to know how to make some of them, so for 27 days I'll be posting a tutorial for one of these lovely blossoms!
This flower starts with a circle of paper. Cut six slits from the edge of the circle toward the center. Put a dot of low melt glue on the right edge corner of a section and stick the left edge corner of the section to it's right on top of it. Work your way around the circle to form the center of the flower. If you want a small center, make your slits longer toward the center. If you want a wider center, make smaller slits toward the center.
Cut a length of tissue paper and cut slits down one side. I cut much thinner strips than in this picture.
Finger gather it tightly and attach to the edge of the center with low melt glue. This makes the fluffy fringe next to the center cup.
Now cut a much wider length of tissue paper and gather one edge to form it into a circle and glue to the back edge of the center cup. Then lightly join the edges to make a continuous circle.

Lastly, cut four pieces of contrasting tissue paper. Finger gather one edge and glue between the large circle and the fringe in as close as you can to the center as shown below. And that's it! See how pretty it is from the side?
If you like it well enough to download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. Please support this blog by shopping my PayPal store. God bless you!Download TOU here for 24 hours, then available in my store. If you can't find it, e-mail me. Check out my TERMS OF USE here.The password is jesuschristislord.Digifree CraftCrave CraftCrave

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Paper Flowers for Banner 17 freebie  

It's time to change our very large welcome banner in the fellowship area at church to a spring/summer theme. Pastor Ken and I have been working hard (and spending a fortune) planning a very special event for April 22nd as a community outreach. We are having a night of teaching about the Passover as it reveals Jesus Christ to us. We are going to have the Passover/Seder dinner along with the teaching so that everyone can experience this amazing insight that every Christian should have. You'll never see the Lord's Supper/Communion the same!
Given that we hope to have lots of visitors, I wanted the new welcome banner to be very bright and cheerful - flowers seemed the thing for spring and summer. I didn't want to paint again. It just didn't see special enough, so I've been designing and making all manner of paper flowers - 27 different blossoms in all. My table was a mountain of lovely blossoms - so happy to look at and that's not even all of them! I thought you might like to know how to make some of them, so for 27 days I'll be posting a tutorial for one of these lovely blossoms!
This flower starts with a circle of paper. Cut six slits from the edge of the circle toward the center. Put a dot of low melt glue on the right edge corner of a section and stick the left edge corner of the section to it's right on top of it. Work your way around the circle to form the center of the flower. If you want a small center, make your slits longer toward the center. If you want a wider center, make smaller slits toward the center.Cut two lengths of tissue paper half the width you want your flower to be. Cut slits along one edge. Put a dot of low melt glue on the edge of one side of a petal and stick them together forming a pleat in the center of the petal. Do each petal this way on both strips of petals but leave them in strips and don't join them in a circle.Finger gather them tightly as you glue to the edge of the center piece. You will have a strip still hanging that you will continue to attach.Now that you've gone all the way around the center once, start spiraling lower each time so that you are getting farther and farther from the edge of the center as you finger gather and glue to the center. This graduates the length of the petals. The first row you do ends up short petals near the center and the petals get longer as they get closer to the outer edge! Cool!The picture below shows the pink one again and the purple one on the right has longer petals.If you like it well enough to download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. Please support this blog by shopping my PayPal store. God bless you!Download TOU here for 24 hours, then available in my store. If you can't find it, e-mail me. Check out my TERMS OF USE here.The password is jesuschristislord.Digifree CraftCrave CraftCrave

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Paper Flowers for Banner 16 freeie  

It's time to change our very large welcome banner in the fellowship area at church to a spring/summer theme. Pastor Ken and I have been working hard (and spending a fortune) planning a very special event for April 22nd as a community outreach. We are having a night of teaching about the Passover as it reveals Jesus Christ to us. We are going to have the Passover/Seder dinner along with the teaching so that everyone can experience this amazing insight that every Christian should have. You'll never see the Lord's Supper/Communion the same!
Given that we hope to have lots of visitors, I wanted the new welcome banner to be very bright and cheerful - flowers seemed the thing for spring and summer. I didn't want to paint again. It just didn't see special enough, so I've been designing and making all manner of paper flowers - 27 different blossoms in all. My table was a mountain of lovely blossoms - so happy to look at and that's not even all of them! I thought you might like to know how to make some of them, so for 27 days I'll be posting a tutorial for one of these lovely blossoms!
This flower is loopy! Cut two lengths of tissue paper half the width you want your flower to be and fold it in half lengthwise.
Make cuts along the length of the strip on the folded edge.
Finger gather the edge and make a small cluster. Secure with low melt glue. Wrap the strip around this base, finger gathering as you go and securing with glue until you've used it all up.

You end up with looped petals all around your center. You get very different results if you go around the center only once, like a daisy, or if you go around it several times and end up with a full, fluffy flower!
If you like it well enough to download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. Please support this blog by shopping my PayPal store. God bless you!Download TOU here for 24 hours, then available in my store. If you can't find it, e-mail me. Check out my TERMS OF USE here.The password is jesuschristislord.Digifree CraftCrave CraftCrave

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