Upcycled Crafts: Paper Lilies

September 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Hello there and happy Friday!

Today we’ll be covering how to make paper lilies. Like many of our paper flowers, there’s a template to make things easier. These lilies look great on their own or put together in bunches in a vase. We are currently making 80 lilies to fill a custom order for center pieces. Phew!

To make a paper lily, you will need:

Paper

Cardstock or cardboard

Scissors

Hot Glue

Twig

Step 1:

Make a template out of sturdy cardstock or cardboard. It doesn’t need to be perfectly symmetrical. If the edges are a little rough, that’s okay, it makes it look more natural.

Lilies 2

Step 2:

Trace 6 petals and two leaves. Also, cut out a rectangle that’s as long as the petals, and about ¾” wide. Cut two thirds of this rectangle into thin strips, leaving the base intact so you can wrap it around the twig. This rectangle is the stamen of the lily. Curl the strips of the stamen with the edge of your scissors. Next, curl your petals, making sure three of the petals have a sharper curve than the others. These will form the outside ring of petals.

Step 3:

Now for assembly. Wrap the base of the stamen around the tip of the twig and apply hot glue. Next, take the three less curled petals and glue them around the stamen. Take the other three and make a second ring of petals around the stamen, positioning them so that they alternate with the first ring of petals, as shown in the picture of lilies from above.

Lilies 1

Step 4:

Now add leaves. We like to curl these as well, adding one to the base and one lower down on the twig. All done. See you next Friday!

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