Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tip and Tutorial: Paper Flower from CD and Post It Notes

Paper Flower made from old CD and Post It Notes Tutorial


Supplies Needed:
3" Post It Notes in desired color
Old CD
Stapler
*Tape 
hot glue gun and glue sticks
ink pen
string or wire, for hanging
* I had hoped to bypass using tape, but even though you'll be working with
sticky Post It notes, they WILL unfurl 

As you can see from the photos you're just folding
over the paper, making a closed point at one end,
leaving the other end open to form a petal.
You'll need 46 -48 of these petals (depends on how tightly you wrap)
When you wrap the paper, tape it so it will not unfurl.
Then on the point end, go up about 1 inch and staple.
Before you begin gluing down the petals,
decide what you want for a hanger.
For wire or string, pull it thru the CD hole and glue it down.
 Glue a piece of paper down to cover the CD hole; 
use an ink pen to mark the exact center by finding
your finger on the other side.



To Begin Gluing Down the Petals:
Run a seam of hot glue from the staple to the closed point. 
Using your staple as your guideline, and
working from the outside inward,
place the petal onto the CD, with the staple
to the inside of the CD.
Glue in a N, S, E, W fashion. Rotate and continue gluing.
Do not try to meet your points when gluing.
That creates too big of a space in between petals.
(See below for the error.)
Always use your staple in line with the CD.

Here is where it depends on how tightly you wrap your petals.
You can see the last space needs a very narrow petal.

To begin the second row of petals, go in about 1/2 inch.
Arrange them so the outer petal point
falls in between the others, looking more natural.
Again, don't make the points meet - go in line with the staples.


second row completed.

For the third row, DO put the petal point onto the center dot.
As you go around you'll be overlapping the points, but
still going in line with the staples - to keep your center
circle an even circle :)

Third row complete - again, use your own judgement
as to whether you want to fill in any spaces with narrow petals.

Choose a color you want for your center.
I chose this color combo to coordinate with the
nursery in our home for our granddaughter :)
I think I'll make a few more of these cute CD Flowers.

TIP #1: 
I USED A LID FROM A HAWAIIAN PUNCH DRINK
BOTTLE AS MY CENTER PAPER GUIDE 
IT FIT PERFECTLY!
IF I HAD THE SHADE OF GREEN AS THE PAPER,
I WOULD HAVE SPRAY PAINTED IT AND GLUED IT DOWN :)
Y'all know how much I LOVE to spray paint.
The lid actually looked pretty good, even 3-D-ish,  but I wanted 
that GREEN color, in the upper left corner :)

TIP #2
I USED A SODA CAN TAB FOR THE HANGER



Happy Gluing Y'all

12 comments:

  1. JoAnn, how cute! I was wondering if you had to use a CD or if you could just cut a circle out of some cardboard or maybe even use a lid of some sort? I like the idea of the soda tab hanger. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Use anything circular - cardboard, foam board, etc. I just used the CD because it made the perfect "final" sized flower for where I wanted it to hang - just remember your "petals" will extend beyond the board all around, so consider that when trying to figure the size flower you want. The bigger the paper, and the bigger the board = a BIG flower :) Have fun!

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  2. This looks great! So many color choices. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. cute! it would look good with patterned paper too.

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    1. yes, the pretty scrapbook paper would do very well. Or, use a marker to make dots, or use stamps / ink for designs - or make your own doodle marks :)

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  4. Very cool! How pretty! You are very creative! :)

    Have a great day, JoAnn!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy! and you as well ;) take care.

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  5. Your wreath turned out great! I like that you used the colored paper, so pretty!

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    1. Hi Brandi! thanks for stopping by! it's a great project for up=cycling. Have a nice evening :)

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  6. Amazing flower!!! So whimsical!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Tuesday party at Jillify It! Hope to see you again on Tuesday!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  7. Holy cow...you are the QUEEN of re-purposing, aren't you? Wow! What a great idea, and the flower is gorgeous!

    Debbie

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