The first paper flower for Wednesday is the Simple Paper Lily. This is one of the simplest flowers to make. I made several from felt and more from paper including patterned paper.
These paper flowers have 3 different parts in the download file. You can attach leaves or not. The leaves are in this file but I simplified them to make them one piece.
The paper flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. The simple lily comes in all varieties of colors. In this lesson I cut some flowers from patterned paper and some from felt. Your imagination is your only limit.
Cutting the Simple Lily
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.
The parts of the flower can be cut on one mat.
Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat
Assembling the Simple Lily
The little half circles on the flowers are the glue points. Start by gluing them to the back of the rest of the flower making the flower curve inward. I tried several types of glue. Liquid glue works fine but you have to hold the flower together until the glue dries enough to hold. Tape runner glue failed miserably. Glue gun works on the paper too, but of course, you generate “strings”
Next, stack the two pieces of the flower together and turn them to fill in the gaps. Then roll the stamen to form a tight roll and glue it, then glue the stamen inside the center of the flower. You can also attach leaves if you like. See I told you this one was easy!
I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials. The tutorials for the other paper flowers and felt flowers from Flower Week can be found here.
Here is a picture of the wreath I made from the paper flowers of Flower Week.