Giant Paper Flower Tutorial: Charlotte Style Flower Template

You know I live and breathe paper flowers. I was actually wondering the other day how many large paper flowers I have designed since I started years ago. I kinda shocked myself when I counted 63!

Charlotte Style Paper Flower Template The Charlotte design is a favorite because it is so big, and because of the scalloped petal edges it creates a full yet soft ruffle affect. 

The center of this flower can be made 1 of 3 ways. First, using the pompom center. Second, fill the whole center in with small petals curled different directions. Or lastly, using a rosette center, which is  always fun.

Step 1 Cut out all your petals. This tutorial is for a large Charlotte flower, which measures about 13-14 inches once made. Step 2 Cut about 1 1/2 inch slits at the bottom and slightly overlap.

Step 3 Curl your largest petals backwards.  Step 4 At a 45 degree angle bring 2 petals together and overlap slightly with glue.  Keep going until the petals meet together naturally.