Friday, February 5, 2010

Circle Punch Flower Tutorial

If you have a circle punch, no matter what size it is, you can make this easy 5-petal flower. The one I'm using for this tutorial is the 1" punch.  With all the different patterned paper and card stock available, you can go crazy making all kinds of these!

1" Circle Punch
Piercing Tool 

OPTIONAL: Small Flower Punch, Brad or Bead and Craft Wire

Punch out five circles plus one (for base).
Add a small drop of adhesive next to the mark and attach the first circle.Do not adhere the first circle completely to the base.

Add another small dot of adhesive on top of the first circle. Adhere the second petal on top of the first one, overlapping almost to the middle of the first circle.

Continue adding the third and fourth circle in the same maner.

For the fifth and last circle, adhere to the fourth circle and slip the other side under the first circle.

If using a smaller flower, place over the center and pierce a hole through all the layers in the center.If you don't have a piercing tool, just use a tack.

You can embellish your flower any way you want. Here I sponged the edges and center, then added a bead using a thin craft wire.


karen said...

Ah so simple but brilliant, love this and off to have a go! Thank you, Karenx

Tina P. said...

Some things are so simple - but nobody think about it. Thank you for simple but effective flowers !
German greetings Tina P.