Winter Pinterest Challenge: DIY Paper Tulips

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.

DIY Paper Tulips

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?

TulipsYou can see more photos from my visit to the Tulip Library and the cherry blossoms here.

Here is my inspiration for the paper tulips:

Craftideas.info Paper TulipsPhoto Credit: Craftideas.info

Here is my take:

DIY Paper Tulips

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.

Petals

Petals

I cut two leaves and scored the leaves with an embossing stylus.

Leaves

Leaves

I folded each petal in half.

Petals

I glued two of the petals together. I paper/binder clipped the petals until the glue had dried.

Petals

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.

Tulip

Tulip

DIY Paper Tulip

To make the paper tulips I used the following:

Supplies

  • assorted colors of card stock
  • craft paint
  • paint brush
  • bamboo skewers
  • scissors
  • embossing stylus
  • craft glue
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • flower and leaf template from Craftideas.info

DIY Paper Tulips

Enjoy!

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Google Reader

Comments

Winter Pinterest Challenge: DIY Paper Tulips — 11 Comments

  1. Pingback: ?????? ????? ???? ????? | ????? ??????

  2. Pingback: The Fun In Functional! {Link Party #40} - Practically Functional

  3. Pingback: 25 Easter Crafts for Kids

  4. Pingback: Spring has Sprung | A Faery Went a-Partying

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

I'd love to hear from you! Please consider subscribing to the comments as I try to reply to each comment I receive. I manually approve comments and you'll only receive direct replies to your comment. I like crafting and cooking (not dealing with snarky comments and spam) so please keep it light. I reserve the right to delete comments not in keeping with the spirit of this site.