Lately my home studio has been overflowing with new flower designs.
I think my inspirations come in waves! Last week I created and filmed two videos on building these Hawaiian paper flowers and sister flower, the Alana style. So for this weeks tutorial I’m going to give you a quick run down in case you didn’t catch it on our Youtube channel!
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Let’s start with supplies first.
- 7 petals of the extra large petal and large petal (templates here)
- Glue Gun
- 65 lb card stock
- Circle punch
- Scissors and/or cutting machine (Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine)
- Fringe scissors(optional)
- Medallion template (included in Hawaiian templates)
- Rhinestones and half of a foam ball (optional) See our jewel center tutorial here!
How to Make Hawaiian Paper Flowers
Unlike my other flower tutorials, for this flower no slit will be cut in the bottom. Instead we will be rolling the flower at the bottom.
Start building the flowers by gluing the one side of the petal to the inner side of another petal. Keep going will you have used all the petals. The flower will start to form a circle of petals.
Close the flower and pinch the petals together until fully dry.
Flip your flower over and glue the medallion in the center on the front side.
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Alana Style Flower
Alright so the Alana flower is basically made the same way despite a very slight difference in petal shape. I’m going to pick up this at the point where you should alright have the largest base layer put together.
I ended up with 6 petals in layers 2-3 and 5 petals in layer 4. It may very a little for everyone according to individual style.
Add in a pompom or jewel center. Or you can combine both by wrapping the pompom around the jewel ball!
Both the Hawaiian and Alana templates make a 21 inch flower diameter! They are great for tropical party decor, like a Moana theme! Check out a few customer shared images below!
How would you use these to decorate a party or room? Share your ideas below in the comments!
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