I love adding floral arrangements to my home decor and switching them out for every season to add a fresh pop of color to our home. However some of those beautiful florals can be super pricey. I have been fascinated with the handmade paper flowers I've seen online and have pinned many to my pinterest board hoping to create some of my own using layered die cuts. I thought Kerri's awesome sunflowers from the This & That Autumn kit would make the most gorgeous sunflowers when paired with a 7 petal flower (for the "leaf" base") and the 30 petal flower (layered in the center).
Die cut all the pieces for each flower.
- Sunflowers - 5" (cut 4)
- 7 Petal Flower (leaf base) - 4.8" tall (cut 1)
- 30 Petal Flower LARGE - 2.98" tall (cut 3)
- 30 Petal Flower MEDIUM - 2.46" tall (cut 2)
- 30 Petal Flower SMALL - 1.76" tall (cut 2)
Punch a hole in the center of each floral (if you didn't die cut one. Die cutting a center hole when cutting the flowers would be quicker!).
Curling the sunflower "petals" down and the sunflower "centers" up help with a more realistic appearance of these fall floral beauties. Adhere all pieces together.
Punch a 3/4" circle from the green cardstock, then punch a small hole in the center and cut a slot. This will cover up where you insert the stem.
Insert a floral stem in the center and fold over creating a loop. Puch the loop flat against the flower center and flip the flower over.
Add a drop of hot glue to the flower base.
Place the small circle over the glue to conceal the glue. (mine was a little messy since I was taking photos....oops!)
At this point you can fix the flower petals a bit. Fluff 'em back into shape!
Add some craft glue to the center of the floral.
Shake off the excess and let dry.
Place your florals in a pretty bottle vase like this Vintage Tall Bottle Vase from Tag.
I felt my floral arrangement needed a little "hang tag" to finish the look. I die cut the tag and word "sunflower" using Kerri's designs and stamped the word "Autumn" from a Kelly Purkey stamp set and the smaller words from a Papertrey Ink stamp set on vellum, stapling the strip over the die cut word.