Paper plate flowers are SO PRETTY and so easy to make! DIY paper flowers make the perfect wall art decoration for bridal and baby showers.
Yield: 1paper plate flower
Author: Debbie Chapman
Hot glue gun
4paper plates(9 inch size)
Step 1: Fold paper plates
Fold one paper plate in half. Fold it in half again. Fold it in half one last time.Repeat this process with the remaining plates (three more times).
Step 2: Cutting edges
Draw a guideline for cutting off the edge of the flower. The line should be deeper on the left side.
Cut the plate on this guideline.
Draw guidelines on the remaining paper plates, a little deeper each time. Make these lines even on both sides.
Cut the other three plates. Save the 3 scraps you cut off (they will be used later for the flower's center).
Step 3: Make holes in middle of plates
Using scissors, cut the tiniest tip off the folded plate.
Do this for all four plates, creating a tiny hole in the center of each plate.
Step 4: Curl the edges of the flower
Unfold the plates and use your fingers to curl the edges up on the largest plate.
Use a pencil to curl the petals of the other three plates.
Step 5: Connect paper plates
Place the paper plates on top of one another, the largest on the bottom.Put a paper fastener through the center of the plates and push the edges down, fastening it on the back of the flower.
Step 6: Make the center of the flower
Take one of the scraps you set aside (when cutting the paper plates) and cut off the bottom pointed parts, creating a curved edge to match the outside edge of the plate.
Make repeated cuts along the inside of this edge piece, creating a "fringe".
Repeat this process with the other two plate edges.
Unfold the smallest fringe and cut through it, creating one long strip. Beginning at one end, start rolling the strip. Add a bit of hot glue, and continue rolling. Keep rolling and adding glue.Leave the last 2 inches unglued.
Unfold and cut the next largest fringe. Add hot glue to the inside of the loose part of the smallest fringe.Attach the first fringe roll to one end of the second, making sure to keep the fringe on the same side.Continue rolling and adding hot glue, as with the previous fringe. Again, leave the last two inches unglued.
Repeat this process, connecting the largest fringe to the previous two, this time gluing it together until the end.You've created the flower's center!
Step 7: Arrange and attach center
With the cut side of the fringe up, begin bending down the outside cut pieces, creating a sunflower look.Repeat with the next inside layer of cut pieces.
Add hot glue to the bottom (rose looking) part of the flower center.
Attach this piece to the center of the connected plates.
Step 8: Secure flower
Arrange the petals of the large flower, turning and adjusting them as you like.Use hot glue to attach the bottom plate to the one above it. Glue close to the center and push the plate on top down to connect them. Repeat for all layers until the flower pieces are secure.