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Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Everyone loves flowers! And with this project you can fill your home with flowers that will last forever. Need a hostess gift? It’s perfect for that too!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

Instructions:

1. To make your everlasting paper flowers first choice your favorite cardstock.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Cut scrapbook paper into 3 inch x 12 inch strips.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Cut slits approximately ¼ inch wide along the strips of paper. This does not have to be exact! Leave about ¾ inch uncut along the bottom of the strip of paper.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Place scissors on the back side of the paper and gently curl the paper the way you would curl ribbon.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Add a line of glue along the bottom of the patterned side of the paper strip. Roll the strip onto a skewer. Pull the skewer down into the center of the flower so it does not show. Secure with tape.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Starting at the base of the flower, begin wrapping the bottom of the flower with paper tape. Continue down the skewer until you have it covered with the tape. The skewers can be easily broken to the correct length to fit the jar or vase you will be using.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Fluff the flower.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Follow the instructions to make additional flowers for your bouquet.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Finish the flowers by adding buttons to the center.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Using the Mini Bowdabra make a bow using coordinating ribbon. Make a fold and loop bow with button center similar to the bow in this video.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Add a button to the center of the bow.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Glue the finish Mini Bowdabra Bow to a vase.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Display your everlasting flowers or give as a gift.

Paper Crafting Everlasting Flowers with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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