This last week I was surfing craft blogs when I saw a tutorial for gorgeous paper tulips. I added the tulips to my ever expanding list of projects I would like to make. I am inspired by so many of the beautiful projects I see online, but recently have not had time to craft. The winter Pinterest challenge hosted by Sherry of Young House Love gave me the motivation I needed to take a hour to craft.
While I haven’t seen any tulips yet this year, tulips are one of my favorite flowers because they are one of the first flowers of spring. Here is a photo that I took last spring when I visited the Tulip Library on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Aren’t the tulips cheerful?
You can see more photos from my visit to the Tulip Library and the cherry blossoms here.
Here is my inspiration for the paper tulips:
Photo Credit: Craftideas.info
Here is my take:
I stuck the paper tulips in piece of foam in a terracotta pot, but I also think that these would be pretty folded flat and tucked into a card. It would be such a nice surprise to get 3D paper flowers in the mail! These would make a nice Easter or Mother’s Day project.
First I drew the flower and leaf template on a piece of scratch paper using the template on Craftideas.info as a guide. I cut out four flower petals.
I cut two leaves and scored the leaves with an embossing stylus.
I folded each petal in half.
I glued two of the petals together. I paper/binder clipped the petals until the glue had dried.
I painted the bamboo skewers green. When the glue and paint had dried, I used hot glue to glue the skewer to one set of petals and then used craft glue to glue the second set of petals to the petals with the skewer. I used hot glue to glue two leaves to the skewer.
To make the paper tulips I used the following:
- assorted colors of card stock
- craft paint
- paint brush
- bamboo skewers
- embossing stylus
- craft glue
- hot glue gun and glue
- flower and leaf template from Craftideas.info