Home » DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and a Paper Medallion

Submitted by on March 21, 2013 – 2:14 pmOne Comment

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and a Paper Medallion by The DIY Mommy

It’s technically Spring now, but meanwhile in Canada:

Canadian Spring time

This is the lovely view out of my back door.

I decided to pretend the snow was gone today by making a springy flower arrangement with yellow tulips and a paper medallion flower. It turned out great, and it was easy and simple to do.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

I bought a fresh bunch of tulips at the grocery store, and then added a fun little paper flower. Here’s how I made it:

Materials:

  • scrapbook paper in a few coordinating colours
  • self-healing cutting mat
  • butter knife (for scoring)
  • ruler
  • glue gun
  • fancy edge paper punch (if desired)

Directions:

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and a Paper Medallion by The DIY Mommy

Cut the paper in 1 1/2″ x 12″ strips (I used two strips per flower). This will make a flower that’s 3″ in diameter. Adjust the width of the strips as necessary to make larger flower medallions.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Using a butter knife and working on a self-healing mat, score the strips from the back side every 1/2″.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

If you want your flower to have patterned edges, punch the edge of the strip at this point with a special paper punch.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Fold the strips accordian-style. Start with a downwards fold, and you should end with a downwards fold.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Glue the ends of two strips together with a glue gun to form a circle.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Keeping your glue gun ready and nearby, smush the center of the circle down and bring the middles together. Holding the flower tightly in place, put a dab of glue into the center with the glue gun. Keep holding the flower together until the glue cools and hardens. Repeat with the back side of the flower for extra strength.

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Attach a straw to the back of the flower if you want it use it in a floral arrangement. Glue a paper circle to the front center.

You can also leave them stemless for use on other projects. I’m considering making a spring banner with these. Aren’t they pretty?

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Paper medallions are my newest crafty obsession, I think.

It doesn’t matter if it’s blizzarding outside – I’ve got a houseful of paper flowers and real live tulips in here!

Make a Spring Flower Arrangement with Tulips and Paper Medallions by The DIY Mommy

Tags: , , , ,

One Comment »

1 Pingbacks »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

CommentLuv badge