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Fun EasterCrafts - Adhesive Fabric Paper Flowers Tutorial Hairband

An easy fun Easter craft that you could do with your kids at home is this beautiful hairband that we have created.Making this project is a breeze especially with this new discovery called Adhesive Fabric Paper i.e. Fabric with a adhesive on the back.I found this recently and have been smitten by the product.

headband DIY fabric paper flower

DIY fabric flower tutorial


Pink Floral Adhesive Fabric Paper Stack.  - can be bought in  Joann /Michaels or Walmart

Headband - found in  Joann /Michaels or Walmart
Button -2 to 3 - Joann /Michaels or Walmart
Glue gun
A small peice of foam

Step 1. Cut a piece of the fabric paper - an awesome product - into a strip wide enough to cover the headband. Peel of the backing and stick onto the headband.Use 2 pieces or 2 layers if necessary.Fold over and stick the rest onto the back of the headband.Cut next the pink into a 2 inch wide strip and further cut into squares like in picture. Peel of the paper backing of the square and fold over to form triangle as in picture below


Step 2. Fold over the bottom corners of the triangles to form pleats to form petals like shown below.Apply a little glue to stay in place.Create 6-8 petals depending on choice.

Step 3. Glue gun the 6 petals together side by side to form a ring.Dab glue in the center to result in shape below.Glue the foam piece to the center of the button.

Step 4. Cut a square bit from the paper fabric and peel off the backing and cover the button tightly.

Step 6. Cut a tapered strip from the floral paper to cover and stick to back of headband.Dab glue if neccessary.
Step 7. Stick button onto the center of the flower and glue gun flower onto the covered headband.

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Tutorial whimsical paper flowers poppy How to make DIY

paper flowers tutorial

Refer: How to Make 100 Paper Flowers - for Winding Rose and Anemone for the inspiration for this and other detailed techniques.

Crepe paper folds - peach/ivory/red/black Blumchen Castle in the Air
Scrap book paper - in red and black pattern or of choice Joann Fabrics Michaels
Stem wire -18 gauge Joann Fabrics Michaels
Guinea feathers - optional
Florist wire -26 gauge
Glue -Tacky

These whimsical paper flowers are a breeze to make once you have learned the basic techniques of paper flowers making precisely the "Winding Technique".

Step1. Cut a red square out of the red crepe paper fold. Scrunch some leftover crepe paper scraps into a ball.Bend the stem wire into a hook (very important which most crafters don't instruct as it reduces slippage) and place the hooked end with the ball and wrap the ball with the square to tie with florist wire to get a balled center.

Refer : How to Make 100 Paper Flowers - Anemone

DIY paper flower tutorial

Step 2. Cut 1 1/2 inch wide black crepe paper and fringe it half way. Wrap center with the fringed paper to tie with wire.

Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Bon Bon Dahlia (one of my favorites in the book)

paper flower tutorial DIY

Step 3. Cut a peice of the cream crepe paper breadthwise.Fold over the strip and cut the top into a gentle curve.Unfold.
Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers  Carnation Technique

DIY paper flower tutorial  

 Step4. Wind the petalled strip around the center.

Refer  my new book  How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Carnation for detailed step by step photos for this step.

easy crepe paper flower tutorial 

Step 5. Cut a similar 2 inch  or more wider strip from whisper pink crepe paper and repeat step 3 with it.Unfold the strip and this time Cut each petal one inch into the curved side at the folded edges.Frill each petal and repeat Step 4


Step 5. Cut a petal shape from the scrapbook paper.Wrap tape onto a stem wire and stick onto the back on the petal to form leaf. Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers

Step6. If you want to add guinea feathers.  wrap the balled center with the feathers and tie with stem wire before adding the fringed stamen for form the variation flower below.

Did you like this tutorial ? - leave me a comment on what flower you would like to see in the next paper flowers tutorial.

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