I’ve decided to make May all paper craft related posts. All the crafts will be fairly easy, so enjoy!
I taught myself to make these paper carnations based on a technique that uses fabric. Here’s what you’ll need:
-7 Post-it notes
-3 Circular objects. Small , Medium, Large (I used the top to a medicine bottle, the bottom of the bottle and the cap to a hand lotion)
Your largest circle should be no bigger than the portion of the Post-it note that doesn’t have the sticky stuff.
OK, before I go on I have a confession to make. I heart MS Paint. I know it’s archaic, unrefined and blocky, but I really love it. So, bear with me for my pictures.
Second note, I printed out my MS Paint diagrams so that my pictures of real life will match the diagram. Also, it helps for contrast purposes. But usually I do make these flowers with Post-it notes.
Now for the Tutorial:
1. Cut the sticky portion on the top of the Post-it note off
2. Trace out 1 large circle (Blue), 4 Medium circles (Green), and 4 small circles (Red) (I can usually fit 2 small circles on 1 note)
8. Weave in the other 2 medium circles like you are folding the top of a cardboard box
9. On top of the medium green circles, place 2 small red circles so the folded edges are back to back. They should be placed at a 45 degree angle from the medium circles (again, no need to be perfect)
11. Staple the stack together using 2 staples
12. To fluff the flower turn each corner back into itself.
14. If you don’t want the staples showing, cut a small circle out of the leftover stick portion of the Post-it note. Then cover the staples up with that.
Here’s a few I’ve made:
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