|Petaloops using different types of petals|
Well these certainly got a better response in tutorial wanting, than I ever thought. I would have thought by now that you'd all be fed up looking at my flower tutorials......but apparently not.....Or....you are all too blinkin' polite to say "Oh for goodness sake Loops.......get a real hobby and stop shaping bits of fabric and paper into flowers!!" lol. How close to the truth am I??!! No, No.....dont tell me. Im just going to sit here on my make believe throne wearing my Flower Queen Crown on my noggin that I made out of...you guest it.....flowers and carry on typing this tutorial......regardless of the truth! heehee.
So without further ado my flowery Royal subjects....or should I call you my Little Seedlings??........did I just take it too far??!! lol (I think the Flower Power is going to my head!!), heres the tutorial.
HERES WHAT YOU NEED
1. Petals......well duh Loops.....of course we need petals!!
Doesnt matter what you have. Cheap ones from the Pound shop, more expensive jobbies, or even the fake roses that you pinched from your Mother-in-laws fake flower display in the hallway and then took said roses apart for that craft project you just knew would come up some day. As long as they are faux petals.....we're cooking on gas (sound like I may be sitting a bit too close to the gas...eh?)
2. Glue.....now I prefer hot glue. Why? Because its super fast and I dont have to put tiny pegs onto each and every petal and wait for the wet glue to dry. BUT.....you can use wet glue....you just gotta use wee pegs or paper clips to hold the petals in place! lol Then you have to sit with your face in your hands and wait.......and wait a bit more....until.....voila! The glue is dry.
3. Scissors....no daft or sarcastic remarks for this one! Any old scissors will do.
4. A little circle of card....doesnt have to be perfect. I used a 1 inch circle punch.
5. Flower centre.....can be a button, flat back pearls, old earring, old piece of jewellery, beads, pearls....whatever you want to have as your flower centre.
ON TO THE GOOD STUFF
|Get your glue gun on, cut a 1 inch circle and have 12 petals out to make your flower.|
|You need to cut off the bottom pointed end off all 12 of your petals. You can do it like above....|
|Or you can gather up a few, fold them over and chop off the end like I do.|
|This is the shape you want your petals to look like so........|
Take one edge of your petal and bring it in to the centre. And some hot glue along the edge but only going from the bottom and half way up the side of the petal.
Bring the other edge in to meet in the middle. Give the petal a squeeze to adhere the petal edges to the centre. Now....I am used to hot glue so my fingers arent as sensitive to the hot glue as they used to be. So....if you have delicate little pinkies, put the petal on your mat and use tweezers to press down on the petal. If you are using wet glue, this is the stage where you get out your wee pegs or paper clips to hold the petals in place......stick on some elevator music and drum your fingers on the table whilst you impatiently await glue drying! lolSo, you have glued all your petals together.....now for the putting it together bit....Yeah! Or is it?? Whether you do this step above or not rather depends on what size you want your flower to be. I want a smaller flower, therefore I am snipping off the end 1/4 off each petal. Whether you decide to do this or not...is up to you.
Take your 1st petal and turn it over to the backside. Place a thin bead of glue along the bottom edge of the petal.Glue your first 2 petals opposite each other on your little circle of card. I decided not to glue mine right to the centre of the flower as it would have made the flower a little too small. But you can glue to the centre if you wish.
Take your 3rd and 4th petal, and glue them opposite each other in the gaps between the first 2 petals. The 3rd and 4th petal will sit on top of the first 2 petal slightly.
Now take your 5th petal. It needs to be alternated between the gap between the 2 petals below. So glue it into one of the gaps.
Take your 6th petal and glue it opposite your 5th. It should also sit in the gap between the 2 petals below it.
Use all 12 petals and this will give you a beautiful dimensional flower.
Take whatever flower centre you have chosen and glue it to you pretty Petaloop. And your flower is complete. Colour it any way you want, use stickles on the petal ends, use glue on the edge and sprinkle glitter on them. Yum......whatever you want to do, go ahead and pretty em' up.
Heres some different coloured velvet flowers Ive made. These petals were given to me by the very kind youtuber, Fiona Jennings (Jennings644) They are so beautiful and soft. They make beautiful Petaloop.
Here is the side profile. Isnt it stunning? I love'm
This is another set of velvet petals Fi gave me. I need to get some more of these petals.
This flower is made from the cheapest of the cheap Pound shop petals. When I use these ones again, I think I will do an extra layer I think.
Side view of the white petal....Pound shop
Well thats it for another flower tutorial folks. I would love it if you made some of these, you would let me know so I can have a wee gander at them.
Hope you have fun making them. Any questions, just holler!