No, we are not unpacked yet (I wish!). We still have mountains of moving boxes. I’d show you a picture, but I don’t want any evidence of our current mess.
I made these flowers to adorn a table of food at an open house we hosted before leaving DC, but I think that they would also be nice on top of a gift in place of a bow.
First, I created a pattern for the magnolia base and petals using my Silhouette Cameo and cut out the base and petals. (If you don’t have a Silhouette you could print a copy of the patten and cut these by hand). I still haven’t figured out how to upload studio files so I have provided my pattern in a pdf (below).
For each layer — four petals — I glued the petals slightly closer to the base and curled the petals a bit more using the handle of a paint brush (for the outer petals) and an embossing tool (for the inner petals).
- Paper Magnolias Template
- Silhouette machine (scissors would also work)
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Paint brush and embossing tool (to curl the petals)