About a months ago, Lauren posted the question on our Facebook page asking for your ideas on which flowers we should create as tutorials for our blog. Thanks everyone for their great ideas and answers! After reading them over and feeling the enthusiasm so many have for paper flowers, I decided to make it my goal to create as many DIY flower posts as possible, using your suggestions and starting with top votes. Yep, you guessed it. . . tulips had the most requests. A little truth here. . . I absolutely love tulips, however, I have never seen a paper tulip that inspired me. They have a tricky shape for translating from flat paper into their curved, cupped petals. I do love a good challenge so after researching and testing some different paper sculpting techniques I am VERY happy with the results. It was a last minute “aha” to add the watercolor print and that sealed the deal for me. I am in love. Here are the instructions on how I created my tulips:
You can find our tutorial on the chalkboard painted pots here. To finish my tulips I simply put a piece of florist foam inside of the pot and covered it with a piece of the green paper from the back side of the tulip printable. Easy!
If any of you would like to add your suggestion or vote to my “paper flower to-do list”, just sent it to me in the comment section of this post. (Dahlias & orchids are up next). Happy Friday everyone! ~Lia
Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.