Friday, 4 June 2010

Twirly Flower Tutorial!

WOW - I feel absolutely chuffed to bits with all the lovely comments that you have given me about my altered flower box - thank you so much!

For those of you who wanted to know how to make these flowers - here is a tutorial, which I hope I have kept very simple!

  1. Cut out a circle - any size you want.

  2. Cut around into the circle like you are making a snake shape - leave the centre of the circle a bit bigger as this will form the base of your flower at the end.

  3. I like to use this kind of pincher to do the next part - it keeps the end pinched nice and tight!

  4. Put the very end into the tweezers.

  5. Start to twist the card around the end of the tweezers.

  6. Keep twisting the card around the tweezers until it gets like this:

  7. Take card gently off the tweezers.

  8. By letting it unscroll will depend on how tight or loose you want your flower. You can have a play about with this. When it is the size you want, you can stick the big bit of the circle that was left over, across the bottom of the flower.

  9. This is what bottom should look like after you have stuck it down.

  10. Now you can have a play around with the sides of the flower, squish them down, ink the edges, distress it however you like!!

So, was that easy to follow? If you think it needs a better explaination, please let me know!

If you use this tutorial, I would love it if you would say in your blog that you got it from here, and I would love to see any creations you make using the flowers - make sure you leave me a comment to let me know to check our your blog!!

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Unknown said...

Thanks hun, great tutorial, easy to follow & lovely to know how you made your stunning flowers

Jan xx

Sally said...

Fantastic tutorial! I love how you did that and it seems so simple, but will let you know when I try it as I am instruction challenged too! I can't wait to give it a go. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!!
i'm gonna try that for sure!!!

Love crafts forever said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks. Hugs, Nataliya.

Unknown said...

Thanks for a great and well explained tutorial, will def have a go and let you know, have a great weekend.
Christine x

Alicja said...

thanks so much, box and flowers are lovely!

pinky said...

Very cool tutorial, will have to try one.

Shazza said...

thanks for that, they look great, must have a try

Moni said...

Waw thank you for the tutorial! Hugs,Moni

Riet said...

So gorgeous flowers Leanne.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vee said...

Fab tutorial Leanne really easy to follow, thanks for sharing.I'll let you know when I've made some.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

How creative!Thanks for showing another way to make flowers.
~Pam L.

Cherie said...

Thanks for a brilliant tutorial, just perfect will defo be giving it a go.
Hugs Cherie

Loraine Arderne said...

Great tutorial. Lovely, lovely project.

Monica said...

I will certainly try my hand at these flowers. The tutorial was so easy to follow. I think Loraine did share this site with me.

Thanks so much,


kelly said...

Great tutorial,Leanne.Will have ago.If they come out half as good as yours i`ll be happy.

Rachel x said...

Hi Leanne!! :)
Thought you might like to know that I finally got around to making a card with your fabulous flowers last week and have just posted it on my blog :) I had such fun making the flowers and I'm really pleased with the way they've come out- I'd love to know what you think! :) Thank you so much for the tutorial!! :)
hugs, Rachel x