by Joanne Basile
Create custom rolled flower embellishments using scraps of paper, a pencil, pair of scissors and some adhesive.
- Cardstock or Patterned Paper
- Glue Dots
Round the corners of the cardstock with a pair of scissors.
Using a pencil, draw a spiral, starting from the outside and working in to the center.
Cut all the way along the spiral.
Lightly crumple the paper, to loosen the fibers of the paper, which will make the next step easier.
Begin on the outside of the spiral, and roll your flower up from the outside all the way back towards the center.
Gently crumple the paper slightly as you are rolling it into the flower to make it more pliable.
Continue rolling all the way till you’ve rolled up the entire length of the spiral. This will be uneven and messy looking, but just keep rolling.
When you have the bloom fully rolled up to the center, bend back the outside edges to open up the bloom into a rosette. This shows off the pretty patterned paper you’ve selected.
Release the bloom and let it uncurl slightly to bloom.
Once you have it in a shape that you like, flip it over and anchor it together with a glue dot.
Finished bloom – in both sizes
Optionally, you can adorn your bloom with distress inks, glitter sprays or glitter. I chose to give mine a coating of Crystal Effects with a paintbrush, and then added some glitter.
Sample created with big bloom.
Sample created with small flowers.