Wednesday, July 21

Making Paper Sunflowers

Here are my first three sunflowers. They are about 1/2 inch in diameter.

I used brown felt sprinkled with "dollhouse dirt" (dried coffee grounds) for the center of the flowers. When the glue was dry I cut out little circles.

The flower in the center of the photo above was made by cutting two circles from yellow painted paper. I cut some pointed petals and then glued the center on top of the flower. I think I like that one best?

The other two were made by gluing each tiny petal to the back of the center one by one. Not an easy task!

I'm still experimenting here...

Hope you have fun with YOUR minis today!


De said...

They look great, Kathi. I like the center one best, too. And if it's the easier way to make the flowers, so much the better. :)

TINK - SONIA said...

Thanks for the tuto Kathi,I love the result!
Miniregards from Spain,Sonia.

Anonymous said...

I like how your sunflowers are coming. I too did some sunflowers for my garden and I used a punch for the petals. I tried different centers, even painting sandpaper brown and I used tea leaves as well.

Kim said...

They are beautiful Kathi- and I add my opinion that I like the center one best too :)

Ascension said...

Te han quedado de maravilla!!!
Ya has conseguido tus girasoles en mini jeje
Gracias por el tutorial.
besitos ascension

onbeingaminimum said...

Gosh these look marvellous for a first attempt. I have always used kits for my flowers but you have inspired me to have a go myself.
Thanks for sharing.

Witchkrafting with Kat said...

Great sunflowers thank you for sharing them with us.

Tallulah Belle said...

Wonderful are doing great with the flowers.

Gluing the petals on individually does take time but you'll get much quicker.

dalesdreams said...

Kathi, love the sunflowers! Especially the middle one. Did you know there are so many varieties of sunflowers? Some have red shooting out from the center on the petals. I'm sure a brush stroke of red could be tried, if you like. :)

Also, if you are adventurous, I was thinking that a velvet or velour for the centers is a thought.

I enjoyed perusing your blog. :)