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Paper Flower Madness {A Tutorial}

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  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the 4 wire contraption I made, and then stuck flowers all over the wires...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 2
    Step 2

    I start with 1 full piece of scrapbook paper that I cut into 4 smaller pieces This is the size I like to work with, but you can make them bigger per your preference. (I also like to use wrapping paper)

    I then take one of the 4 little pieces an fold it into a triangle, cutting off any excess...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 3
    Step 3

    I take my triangle and fold it in half, making another triangle...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 4
    Step 4

    The next step is to fold the right side in towards the center...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 5
    Step 5

    And the left side folds away towards the center as well, giving you a "V" shape...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 6
    Step 6

    You then cut off the upper points, like so...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 7
    Step 7

    You have what is a bit of a cone shape now, to play with...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 8
    Step 8

    Experiment cutting into the top and the sides all you want. I think that is the funnest part, the experimentation factor...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then open it it up to find... Ahhh yes, a sea urchin flower ;)

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 10
    Step 10

    Or a snowflakey flower...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 11
    Step 11

    Trial and error is the name of this paper flower game...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you don't already make these, I hope you enjoy doing so. I can get lost in paper cutting. It is so relaxing and addicting. (My photos are a bit funny because it is so cloudy out)

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 13
    Step 13

    Last winter, Holiday 2008, I had a blast making these, and I still have not taken them down...

  • How to make a paper model. Paper Flower Chandelier - Step 14
    Step 14

    So, try your own magpie creation, I'd love to see what you come up with. A super fun project for any time of the year...

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Serena
Serena · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 1 project
I might do it with Plastic Flowers
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Serena
Serena · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 1 project
I want to do this but slightly different.
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Katherine B.
Katherine B. · Centennial, Colorado, US
This is SO cute - I wish I had seen this a few days ago, while I was frantically searching for the inspiration to make a Christmas gift for my mom. This is SO going on my list for next year - thanks for sharing your darling design!
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Mary S.
Mary S. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 5 projects
This is so cute! I can't wait to get started ,it's going to add lot of personality to my room!
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Laura G.
Laura G. · 2 projects
This is so adorable! Love, love, love it!
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