Paper Flower: Part 1
Hey there! Welcome to Part 1 of creating a floral backdrop! For this flower, I was able to follow along to a video that was so helpful, so I've attached it below! Don't get scared that it's in Spanish, she does a great job of captioning each step well. When you scroll down, you will be able to see my costs, my mistakes and what I wish I would've done differently!
Below I'm going to share my costs and a few things I would've done differently!
When I first started searching the web for a cool backdrop for my bridal shower, I fell in love with these large floral creations...only problem was that they average around $500! Keep in mind, this post is only for one flower, but over the next few months I will show you how I'm going make my entire backdrop for less than $50.
My Wal-Mart Shopping List:
10 Pack White Posters - $2.97
Hot Glue Gun - $4.97
Glue Stick Refills (I went through only 2 for this flower) - $3.97
Xacto Knife - $2.97
I went on Google and grabbed the first teardrop shape I could find. Not good. My flower petals ended up being super uneven. It really isn't noticeable (and every flower is unique right?) but I would definitely recommend using this teardrop instead!
I went way to hard on my pencil and unfortunately you can see pencil markings on my final product. Trace the petals lightly, friends!
This was a HUGE one for me. This step is the opposite of what it should have been. The side that I drew on should've been facing down and I should've made the flaps on the other side. By doing this backward, my flower was not as full and voluminous as it should've been.
If you look closely my petals closest to the center are a little crinkly. Be careful when you are rolling the paper to avoid this!
Voila! That is my first paper flower. I will be posting more of these throughout the next few months. I would love to hear your tips and tricks if you have tried this!