I made this tutorial for the cyber crop at the Scrap-room this past weekend this past weekend and thought you might like it too. These also look great on wrapped presents in lieu of a bow. When we were kids we'd make dozens from newspaper and attach them to our barrettes, headbands, make costumes with them - they're so fun.
This is so easy it feels almost silly to make a tutorial on it but just in case you aren't familiar with the technique, here goes:
1. Get ten pieces of thin (not card stock) two sided paper - anything from newspaper to fancy patterned paper works. I used book pages
2. Stack them up and cut out a circle.
3. Cut spokes into the paper. I made this pic big so you can see what I mean.
4. When you're done it should look like this
5. Separate you circles. This step is vital as it won't fluff if they're stuck together
6. Re-stack pile
7. Staple through the center of the stack
When you're done it should look like this:
8. Don't panic. I want you take your nice little stack and crumple it in your fist. Trust me, it'll be okay.
9. Now do it again a few times
10. Voila! You did it! Told you it was easy!
11. But we're not done yet. Find the back of the staple. You might lose some petals doing this - no biggie.
12. Press the back of the staple side down against your table to make a flat bottom
Sprayed With Glimmer Mist:
Sprayed from mister with water and dye re-inker and added a button:
Tip: These are VERY dimensional. If you want something flatter use less paper.
Here are some projects I've made with paper flowers: