Paper Flowers – the Pinwheel Flower

The Pinwheel flower is the second flower for Tuesday and the easiest to make from felt.  I am going to make them from felt and cardstock.  These are easy to make but make sure they are lined up properly.  You can also see how to do rolled flowers too

These flowers have 2 or 3 different parts depending on whether you put a center on it.  Make them with one color as in the felt flower above, or make them from 2 different colors as in the other two examples.  You can attach leaves or not.  The leaves are in a separate file.

What you will need:
          • cardstock scraps or felt
          • liquid glue or glue gun
          • small brads for centers of flowers
          • Download File
Cutting the Flower

The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock.  In a future lesson I will cut flowers from patterned paper.  Your imagination is your only limit.

The parts of the flower can be cut on one mat.

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Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat

If you want to cut the flower out of felt or fabric and you have a maker use the rotary wheel. 

If you don’t have a maker, it is a little harder.  I tried using fusible material and haven’t made it work yet but I’m still trying. What I did do to get the felt cut was first use the deep cut blade and then attach the felt to contact paper. I used Duck Brand contact paper.  Place the felt on your mat with the contact paper down and cut on the felt fused setting.  Tape the whole piece down to the mat with painters tape.  The cricut cuts the design twice.  It cuts it well if it isn’t to intricate of a cut.

Assembly

There are little holes cut on the ends and in the center of the flower.  This is where the brad goes.  But first pace the two layers on top of each other and turn the top one until the petals are evenly spaced.  Pull the end with the hole out so that it is on top of every part.  You have a weave essentially.  Fold each end over making sure you turn them all the same way and layer the holes over the center.  Putting the brad in upside down will help hold them in place.  When you have them all folded in remove the brad, being careful to hold the center together.  If you want a center circle add it now and replace the brad..  You can also attach leaves if you like.

For the felt flower I used a pick and pushed each tip through the hole to secure it and then put a brad into the center.

Be sure to stay with this series all week and see the wreath I make with all my flowers.

I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials.  The tutorials for the other paper and felt flowers can be found here.

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