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With spring just around the corner, our gardens and parks will soon be full of colourful flowers. But if you can’t wait a few more weeks for the fresh blooms to arrive, why not try your hand at some crafted flowers that will look beautiful no matter the season? We’ve gathered five of our favourite floral projects, so dive right in!
Quilling is the art of rolling, shaping and gluing paper to create fascinating and fabulous designs. The craft has been around for hundreds of years, but today it’s as popular as ever as papercrafters push the boundaries of what can be done with a simple strip of paper. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Quilled floral designs make great home décor projects or impressive gifts for friends. To get started, pick up a pack of paper strips, like Creativ’s Quilling Paper Strips in 11 colours (448859) and a quilling pen – try the Creativ Dual Ended Quilling Pen (448803) for help with quilling and embossing.
If you’re anything like us, your craft stash is overflowing with piles of felt. Put your materials to good use with Becky Cole’s step-by-step Gerbera tutorial. Becky’s techniques take a bit of skill to master, but once you do, you’ll love batch making these blooms for wonderful handmade bouquets. Whether you use them to brighten up your own home or to put a smile on a loved one’s face, these beauties are sure to dazzle.
How about trying your hand at a technique that’s having a moment in the crafting world right now? Needle felting might seem tricky at first, but our beginner-friendly flower project is the perfect place to start. This simple step-by-step will teach you the basics of needle felting, using water-soluble paper and wool batts to make delicate flower petals. Even seasoned pros will want to give this project a try!
Helen Kirkham’s fabulous foam flower bouquet would make a stunning centrepiece at any wedding. You can recreate this look with some simple supplies, like white foam sheets, green florist tape, floral stem wire and pearl-head corsage pins. If you’re not too sure about your skills with foam, try using Craft Buddy’s Forever Flowers Flower Making Kit in Wonderful Whites (513925) to whip up a batch of lovely white roses, chrysanthemums, camelias or carnations.
This one’s a classic for a reason. Tissue paper flowers are simple to make, and they’re so effective! Charlotte Newland’s two floral step-by-step projects will become fast favourites. Her giant tissue paper flowers add a little something special to the classic look, and they’d work well as wall décor. Charlotte’s tissue paper centrepiece is another winner, with the huge petals proving that bigger is always better when it comes to flowers.