This surprisingly realistic flower blooms out of a simple spiral of paper. Easy and beautiful.
Both sides of this petal show in the finished flower. Lay your pieces out so the side you want inside the spiral is face-up.
Let your creativity bloom with this book of can’t-go-wrong instructions for life-sized, dimensional, paper blossoms inspired by our favorite flowers: roses, daisies, daffodils, hibiscus, zinnias, cosmos, poppies, and larkspur. Sparkly embellishments, fresh paper colors, whimsical design variations, and a custom shaping tool give these blossoms a twist that’s pure Klutz ? and quite possibly, even prettier than the real thing. Comes With: customer printed, pre-cut flower petals (some with glitter), rhinestone flower centers, floral wire, glue ? Create wonderful things ? Be good ? Have fun© 2013 Anne Akers-Johnson / Other · Reproduced with permission.
Spread some glue on the outside end of the spiral, then lay a stem across it as shown.
Fold the end of the strip over the stem...
...and press it down. Set this piece aside to dry while you make the base.
Spread some glue on the shaded wedge of the rose base. Pull the other edge over so it just covers the wedge. Press the two sides together...
...to make a little cup.
Set this piece aside for now.
Go back to the spiral now. Wind it around the stem...
... until the whole spiral is wound up. It doesn't have to be neat.
Turn the rose upside down, and hook the end of the spiral around the stem as shown.
Cover the shaded area with glue.
Then pull the end of the spiral around so it just covers the shaded area.
Hold the spiral in place for a moment while the glue sets.
Still holding the rose upside- down, push the base onto the stem so it rests against the flower.
Add a locking roll.
Measure to be sure the roll starts 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) from the bottom of the flower.
Dot some glue on the top of the roll and on the bottom of your flower before you push the roll up.
Once the flower is completely dry, use your shaping tool to curve the tips of the base down.