Thursday, 10 November 2011

Flower Tutorial - Petaloops - Making flowers from fake petals

Petaloops by......Loops!

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

Petals......obviously

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! lol
So, 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.

Carry on stacking the petals, between the gaps and opposite each other.
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.
Side profile.
And another.

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
Ta-Da......yummy flowers

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!

Toodles Noodles, 

Loops xx

66 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Thanks for the share. Kim

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  2. Lovely!!

    Preeti
    www.creativegifts-preeti.blogspot.com

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  3. You amaze me with your craftiness! These florals are awesome! I must find me some flowers this weekend and start making some!

    Samantha
    hooliewoodcreations.blogspot.com

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  4. You never cease to amaze and impress me with your creativity, Lee. You are a gifted artist, and I'm so glad that we've gotten a peek into one another's lives through "blog land". I love to come and see what you're going to make next,and your tutorials are so helpful. Blessed to have met you, my friend.
    Karen

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  5. Hi Lee fabulous tutorial and I really must try this one, although question, when I used the husbands hot glue gun, once I had squeezed the trigger and done my bit and put it down the glue continued to come out - do you have this problem??
    Hugs Kate xx

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  6. Hi Lee.... thank you for sharing this fab tutorial! I love your funny commentary... and yes you sound like you HAVE been too close to the gas... or the wine bottle!! hehe
    Soooo flower queen..... keep em coming!
    Big hugs from
    Christine
    (one of your little seedlings...)

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  7. Kb ? как просто и как красиво !!! Спасибо за учебник !

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  8. Another Stunning tut.Beautiful flowers.Hope you are well.xx

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  9. What a fantastic way of using material petals, fabby tutorial, Luv Sam x

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  10. Thanks for the tut Loopy.....think I need a hot glue gun from Father Christmas, I am going to give theses a go..........
    Tilly

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  11. Wow Lee these are stunning what a talented person you are! I love them hugs Rebekah xx

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  12. Fabulous tutourial Lee, thank you so much. I love visiting your blog & getting lots of inspiration :)
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  13. fab tutorial. clear and conscise x

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  14. another fantastic tutorial from the flower queen :D
    thanks lee for sharing, i need to find some petals now ;D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Fab tutorial, You always make me cuckle, these are so pretty,Thanks for sharing x
    Wendy x

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  16. Wow fab flowers and thank you for the tutorial. I'll definitely have a go at it.
    Hugs xx

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  17. Hi Lee, thank you for the long reply and will give it another go before throwing it back at the husband and asking for a pretty pink one for my Beach Hut craft room (just gotta match you know)
    Hugs Kate xx

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  18. Wow, these flowers are just stunning. A great tutorial too. Many thanks Carol xx

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  19. I love these!!!! I have some petals too! thanks x Leigh x

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  20. oooo super super super ... but we could not expect any thing else from our "little flower" happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  21. Oh hun you do make me laugh! love your banter, fab tutorial and finished flowers,

    off to trim some bottoms lol!!
    of some petals that is, well when I've bought some he he,
    can't wait for your next one so get cracking lol hugs Liz xx

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  22. Another brilliant tutorial Lee...now to hits the shops looking for petals. I am definitely giving these beauties a try.
    Debbie x

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous flowers Lee, thanks for the fab tutorial....enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

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  24. fabulous, beautiful flowers. thank you very much for the tutuorial. I will be chopping up my fabric flowers some time soon lol Kx

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  25. Oh my gracious, goodness, goshness and all the othr G words... fantabulously gorgeous!!! I promptly went to the craft store, purchased lots of petals, beads, buttons and findings... came home all excited to get started an your amazing tutorial - but, alas, couldn't find even one of my three glue guns - thoroughly depressed I ate cake, watched Alice in Wonderland, then returned to my table with renewed determination! Lightbulb moment... I used my tape gun! With great gratitude, I thank YOU! If you get a minute, visit my site to see my creation... your humble student... wendy

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  26. Hey loops, that loopytastic. Love them. Will have to have a go. Hugs Lisaxx

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  27. WOW they are just gorgeous, brilliant instructions Lorna x

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  28. These are really pretty, such a clever idea :)
    Sarah

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  29. Superb tutorial Lee, think even I could make these! x

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  30. Wow your flowers are amazing and it has reminded me that i have a box of silk petals left over from my wedding last year. Loving your instructions so may well have ago.... Just got to find them 1st...Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.. Chrissieann xx

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  31. Fabulous tutorial and beautiful flowers
    Linda

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  32. Great tutorial for some reason I have lots of these petals and never used them so will have to get them out now
    Hugs Louise xx

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  33. wow see what you have done now !!! ... you got everybody searching through their drawers looking for petals ... lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ... just doing a bit of blog hopping

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  34. As always your flowers are fantastic and your tutorials make it look so easy. One of these days I will actually get a chance to try them out.
    Anne xx

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  35. wow stunning flowers Lee.. hugs xxx

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  36. Liz, I'm looking for the subscribe button on your page so I don't miss any more of your beautifully done tutorials? These flowers are stunning, thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  37. Lee, I posted my project with many mentions and links back to you! Thanks for becoming a following friend at my little blog :)

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  38. fab tutorial lee,gorgous flowers sue xx

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  39. Lee, once again, awesome flowers, just adore your Petaloops, what a great name! Fi xx

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  40. WOW these are fabulous Lee,whoops sorry Flower Queen Lee(Curtsying while typing this...lol)....You are soo talented I love them...You and your glue gun,convinced me to get one,and I love it....
    Mandy x

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  41. Oh! Lee, you clever thing. You amaze me with how you work out how to do these fab creations. I've seen these packs of petals but would never have come up with this. Thanks for another fab tut hun.

    Donna x

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  42. Gorgeous Lee, you are a clever lady! When I am better and have more energy I will be visiting your blog and following all your instructions to make the gorgeous flowers you create :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  43. Cooo...these are lovely...your tutorials are great! I really have missed reading what you are all up to! Have you been doing any hopping? I never can find that list. Anyway thanks for the tutorial and I'm going to have a go.

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  44. Brilliant tutorial. Such fabulous flowers and what a superb blog.

    Sandra x

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  45. I think we can all forgive you for not making cards because you are an EXCELLENT flower maker, omg Lee these are so beautiful. hugs Teresa xx

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  46. More great flowers Lee - I don't know how you have the patience - my first little paper job this afternoon was a real struggle - & I only used a die cut! Jx

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  47. These look fab Lee thanks for the tutorial too, you sound as mad as I am too which is nice lol :O) Viv xx

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  48. Lee, you are not properly understood. А cute wee dog is not being played in Сandy.
    Bimba offers sewing it together with her .. SAL.

    Спасибо , что заходишь в гости .

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  49. Beautiful flowers. I love using the glue gun. It's the best solution for last minute crafters like me.

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  50. Hey Lee, thanks for another wonderful loopy tut! My late Mother has a basement full of fake flowers and I don't have a clue what I'm gonna do with them... Hmmm??? Any ideas come to mind??? hehehehe! I gotta give these a try, they are lovely! And all it will cost me is some beautiful buttons... Hmmm??? Nope, a few cans and jars full of them too! Thanks for sharing sweetie!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  51. wow stunning Lee....you are soooo clever! x

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  52. fantastically clear and perfect to understand tutorial...brilliant Lee
    Mina xxx

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  53. very pretty...who'd have thought pound shop flowers could be redone so cutely!

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  54. Hi Lee
    A fabulous tutorial
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  55. Love these girlie!! so pretty!!

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  56. Love those flowers - really pretty. by the way, in answer to your question about transfer techniques and printers. I did do it some years ago with an inkjet printer, so it should work. I would leave the printing on one side for a couple of days, that seems to fix the ink better on the paper.

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  57. Your creation is absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  58. I think I love love love you hahaha (no not in that way!) I love people that have knowledge and they are kind enough to pass it on to us dummys that can't figure it out for ourselves. I love your flowers and only came across your site by accident while perusing Mina's blog. So glad I found your site. Will now be off to try making some of those amazing flowers xx

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  59. I have just got some of these petals to have a go, thanks hun x Leigh x

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  60. Such a clever petal flower! As are all your beautiful flowers! Love the box too! Woo xx

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  61. Thanks for sharing!!

    Val
    www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

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