Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rolled Flower Tutorial

I know you're probably wondering what I'm going to show you using a roll of tinsel, my scrap bin, and two pairs of scissors, right? These simple tools are all you need to make some lovely, rolled flowers. Quick and easy without expensive dies!

To start, you'll need something round with a 1.5-2" diameter (that's where the tinsel roll comes in!) to trace circles on your paper.

Once you've got your circles traced, take some scissors and cut them out. I like to use a scallop scissor for one type and a straight-edge scissor for the other. I'm sure you could probably use pinking or other shaped scissors for a lot of different looks!
Don't worry if your circles aren't perfectly round or exactly on the tracing - the lines are really just a guide.
Cut the circles into spirals and start rolling the flowers from the outside in.

Glue the bottom of the flowers with some quick-dry adhesive (I love my Beacon 's - tacks up so fast, I hardly have to wait!) Or, if the glue takes a bit longer to dry, use some clamping forceps to keep ahold of them. I have 3 pair in my craft room and love them!

Follow the same process for the straight-edge scissor flower.

Finish them off any way you'd like - I personally like pearls but I've seen little stamen on some and I'd imagine rhinestones would be pretty, too.

I hope you give it a try - I know you'll like the results!

Supplies: Card Stock/DP (SU!), Scissors (Creative Memories), Pearl (Martha Stewart)


  1. Fabulous tutorial, Jen! Looks like something I could give a try, hi hi, and that it actually works! ;-) The one with the pearl in looks gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Great job on this tute Jen! These kind of flowers are so fun to make and it makes it so easy to match to your project.

  3. Wonderful tutorial Jen, love those little flowers. Got to give them a try.

  4. Great tutorial, Jen. Thanks!

  5. I love that you showed how to make these with ordinary things you have around the house/craft room. Great job Jen!

  6. love this Jen...I have the dies, but rarely use them...hmmm, sometimes the dies make things too perfect...I like the handmade ones better...oh, and sorry for enabling you with the PTI flower set! But really, you'll love it!

  7. Beautiful flowers Jennifer! This is a wonderful tutorial! Can you believe I haven't tried these yet? Maybe on my next project! :)


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