Chrysanthemums – Stemmed Paper Flowers Tutorial

I am back with the project I promised you last week: stemmed paper flowers tutorial! I’ll show you how I made the paper chrysanthemums I posted a few days ago, I hope you’ll enjoy creating your own and learn something new in the process!

Chrysanthemums - Stemmed Paper Flowers Tutorial

I used 3 different sized punches: 3.7cm, 2.5cm and 1.5cm and 120gsm paper.  This is just an example, you can make the flowers large or as small as you need them and also add more layers of punched flowers if you want your chrysanths to look more ample!

For each flower and bud you’ll need 4 flower shapes cut with the 3.7cm punch and 2 flower shapes cut with the 2.5cm punch. The only difference between the two is the flower center, which is smaller for the buds.

Take each flower and shape the petals by wrapping them along a needle or a toothpick. This will add dimension to the finished chrysanths.

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Next, place them on an embossing pad (I used the back of an old mouse pad) and draw little circles with an embossing tool in the middle of the flowers (again, I had to improvise, hence my mechanical pen). This will make

the petals stand up and the chrysanthemums will look more full.

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Glue together the 4 large flowers and the 2 small ones.

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Cut 2 green flower shapes (2.5cm and 1.5cm) and glue them on the back of the large flower. Carefully run a needle through it in order to make a hole to insert the stem.

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For this, you can use floral wire from craft shops or make your own from thin wire wrapped in crepe paper. Mine is just 0.37mm wide, which is perfect for these type of projects!

Add glue to the wire and then roll the crepe paper around it, taking care so that the paper won’t tare apart due to the moist absorbed from the glue.

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Once the stem is done, insert it into the large flower and make a tiny loop to secure it in place.

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 For the centers, I made tiny fringed flowers from 2 paper strips in different tones of green. I used 5mm wide strips, 15cm long for the flowers and 7.5cm long for the buds.

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 Add plenty of adhesive in the middle of the large flower and glue the small one with the fringed flower on top of it. Make sure to hold them in place for around 30 seconds, otherwise they won’t stick together. For even better and faster results, use a hot glue gun.

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 For the buds, make smaller fringed flowers and simply squeeze together the petals in the middle.

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 I always make the branches by simply wrapping the stems around each other and then cover any visible areas with another layer of crepe paper. Keep in mind that you can always rearrange the petals to make them look as fluffy as you want them. And there you have it, your chrysanths are done!

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 Let me know if you liked the stemmed paper flowers tutorial and stay tuned for next time! I’ll show you how to make the paper leaves I’ve been using lately in almost all my projects!

 

Thank you for your visit!

Manuela

 

30 comments

  1. avatar
    shivani sameer says:

    Manuk i think u have understood how god makes these beauty and now you are creating them, but the only difference is the material :>
    I hope after your tutorial i will learn atleast how to cut papers…….

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    Apoorva says:

    Awesome!!!! I was looking for tutorials so that I can also start with quilling…. and I stumbled on this site. would have to start now…no excuses!Thanks Manu, Great way of teaching art…

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      ManuK says:

      Apoorva, that is the most beautiful thing anyone could say to me! Thank you very much! Have fun quilling and do visit me again and share your creations, I would love to see what you’ll make!

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