Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tip - Making your own 5,6 & 8 petal flowers

For those of you who don't have all the fancy die cutters and punches but really want to make your own flowers, here's a tip on how to cut your own 5, 6 & 8 petal flowers ANY size and shape you want.

Step 1 and 2 are common for all 3 variants

5 Petal Flower
Step 1
Cut a piece of CS or PP into a square. The size would depend of the size you would like your flower to be.









Step 2
Fold the square corner to corner forming a triangle










Step 3
Find the centre of the base of the triangle and then fold the right corner over to the left at a 135 degree angle as shown below
Step 4
Fold the left corner over to the centre as shown making a 90 degree angle to the base
Step 5
Draw the shape of the petal you would like. For my example I did a distressed looking petal
Step 6 - Cut around your drawn petal and open the folds............Viola, a 5 petal flower!!

NOW FOR THE 6 PETAL FLOWER

Follow steps 1 & 2 as above and then move onto step 3 from here

Step 3 - Find the centre of the base of the triangle and fold your corners up at an angle to form a cone shape as shown
Step 4
Draw the shape of the petal you'd like and cut out with a scissors
Step 5
Open the fold and you have your 6 petal flower

8 PETAL FLOWER

Again, use step 1 and 2 from above and then follow from here

Step 3
fold the right corner over to meet the left corner thus forming a smaller triangle
Step 4
Take the top layer from the left corner and fold it up to meet the opposite corner
Step 5
Turn over and do the same on the other side forming a concertina fold
Step 6
Draw the shape of your petal and cut out with a scissors

Step 7
Open the folds and you have your 8 petal flower


Now how easy was that!!!!!! Hope you enjoy!!











10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tip Wendy! Thanks for sharing!!! This is also great for custom made flowers.

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  2. fabulous tips, great when you don't have the right punch!

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  3. OMG...how clever are you??!!! Thanks for sharing Wendy!

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  4. How very clever!! Steps I can follow and beautiful results to boot, for the 6 petal flower instructions I ended up with 10 petals so I got a bonus!! Thank you! I don't have a die cut machine or punches so this is awesome!

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  5. I had a table piled high with paper scraps and was bursting with frustration when I came across your tip on making a five point petal---My 'Martha Stewart Syndrome' was not allowing me to make a free-hand, petal--I NEED symetry. Thanks for coming to the rescue!

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  6. wow thank you so much for sharing your talents with us ... have really enjoyed looking through your lovely blog ... I have punches but also do not have a die cutting machine so am dying to try these flowers ... thank you once again ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this video for those of us who do not have the fancy stuff to make these! I cannot afford that fancy stuff and have been looking all over to find a way to make my own flowers! You are a life saver!!!Debi

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  8. thanks ,i follow your instruction very quickly and i like the flowers is so easy.one more time thanks.

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  9. Thank you so much Wendy! I can't justify buying the punches or dies I would need when I already have enough supplies to open my own store! I have always wanted to find an easier way to make my own flowers. This is such an awesome tutorial!.

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