Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spiky Flower

For this flower follow the basic 6-petal flower instructions but cut 2 rows of the large petals and 1 of the smaller. If you are having trouble assembling it, please let me know and I will make more specific instructions.
Tips before assembling flower:
  • It is best to use hot glue. This will make the flower hold together better.
  • To make a beautiful bouquet you can use green wire for stems.
  • Chalking or inking the petals before glueing gives the flowers a more finished realistic look.
  • Base: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them correctly. The end result should look like a cone with a scalloped ridge.
  • (Optional) curl one end of your wire around to make a loop. insert other end of wire through the base. The loop of the wire should end up inside the cone. Add a little glue for security.
  • 1st Row of Petals: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them up correctly. You are making a cone with the inside so it will fit inside the base. Curl the petals with a pencil.
  • Add some glue to the inside of the base and insert the 1st row of petals. 
  • (Optional) You can cut and add as many rows of flowers as you would like.
  • 2nd Row of Petals: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them up correctly. You are making a cone with the inside so it will fit inside the 1st row of petals. Curl the petals with a pencil.
  • Add some glue to the inside of the base and insert the 1st row of petals.
  • (Optional) You can cut and add as many rows of flowers as you would like.


    • Center: Crease the center along the dashed lines (accordion style). It doesn't have to be perfect. 
    • Add a dot of glue to the inside of the 2nd row of petals and insert the crumpled center. Don't lie it flat against the petals.

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