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Make these pretty gerbera daisies out of paper!
I made these paper blooms with a variety of papers in text weight (anything lighter than card stock) that I purchased at paper-papers.com. Some are metallic and others are an uncoated stock. The centers of each bloom are finished with a glitter paper in either black or lime green which are two common colors for the gerbera centers. I have provided the pattern below for both a printable template and an SVG file for all of you who do have cutting machines. Of course to save time so I can get onto the next project for you, I used my Cricut Explore to make this gorgeous bouquet. Once you have gathered your paper and materials, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below. Check out my other handcrafted lifestyle projects at liagriffith.com. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut four size 1, four size 2, two size 3 and one size 4 gerbera petal rounds out of your coloured paper. You’ll also need to cut out one green flower back and one glitter center for each flower you make.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your three largest rounds and fold each petal around the edge of your scissors to create a crease along each one.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the edge of your scissors carefully curl the edges of all the petals on the smaller rounds.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a dab of glue in the middle, stick the each of the three larger rounds on top of one another making sure you rotate each one to vary the position of the petals.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Starting with the largest remaining petal round, glue each one on top of one the other remembering to rotate each layer as you go. This will create depth and variety in the shape. Glue your glitter center to the middle of the daisy.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 6
    Step 6

    Manipulate the center petals in towards the middle to give more texture and form to your daisy.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cover six lengths of 18 gage wire with floral tape leaving 1 inch at the top.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bend the 6 tips away from each other to form a spray.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trim the bare wire ends to ¼ inch.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap your green daisy base around the outside of your wire spray and glue into place.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Gerbera Daisies - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use a generous amount of hot glue to stick your flower stem onto your daisy head.

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xXJULESXx
xXJULESXx · Manchester, England, GB · 2 projects
Great tut thanks these are gorgeous flowers!Love
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nichole.vanepps
nichole.vanepps · Pulaski, New York, US
Any chance you'll be making and selling these? Inquiring minds NEED to know. ;)Love Love Love
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