Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Bouquet

by Sharon Jeffs

Paper Bouquet


  • Paper and Cardstock
  • Embellishments
    • Prima Sprites 2 – Fuschia     ( PRI-SP-517236   $4.99)
    • Soft Pink Organza Ribbon – 1/8 inch     ( CR-ORG8-Spnk   $0.25/yard)
    • Pink Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon     ( CR-dot-PKPK   $0.75/yard)
    • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist – S.W.A.K.     ( TAT-swak   $6.95)
    • Pearlescent Glitter - #189 Pearl     ( AIG-189-pearl   $4.00)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives
    • Fast Drying Glue
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fancy jar (I used an old oil container)
    • Florists’ wire


  • Select layers of three flowers to group together to make one bloom.
    I grouped some as a large, medium and a small; while others I grouped as two mediums and a small.

  • Select the appropriate Brad daddies for your flower grouping combinations.
    For example, I used the medium sized daddy for the flowers that had a large flower in them and the small daddy for the others.

  • Punch covers from the patterned paper and create each of the brads.
    Attach each to form each of the blooms.

  • Using each of the pieces of florist wire, curl one of the ends with a needle nose pliers or similar tool.

  • Bend the curled end of the wire at a 90 degree angle.
    This will be used to hold the bloom to the wire.

  • Punch out a circle from the patterned paper using the circle punch.
    You will need a circle for each of the blooms.
    Pierce a hole in the centre of each circle and thread the wire through.

  • Adhere each of the circles to the back of each of the flowers.
    Make sure the wire stem is secure and put aside to dry thoroughly.

  • Cut the organza into pieces and tie around the neck of your jar.
    Tie a bow over this with the grosgrain ribbon.

  • Shake the glimmer mist well then give a few squirts into the container and swirl around.
    Pour out any excess.

  • Pour some of the glitter into the container and swish around.
    This will help the Glimmer mist to dry while adding an additional layer of shimmer to the jar.

  • Arrange the flowers in the jar as desired.

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