Look at this adorable bouquet I have greeting people in the guest bath:
Super cute, huh? I also have a few of them on my fridge holding up menu plans and artwork.
(The magnets are precious...the dust, not so much! I *am* wiping the fridge door down as soon as I finish posting. Yikes!)
These accordian folded paper flowers are super-de-duper easy to make. Here's what you need: a scorer, two strips of paper 12 inches long and 1.5 inches wide (you can vary the width), a handy dandy glue gun, and cute embellishments (flowers,buttons, bling, etc).
I'll give you step by step directions (although this is so simple you could surely figure it out on your own...just helping ya out in case!) First, use the scorer to make accordian folds on both strips of paper, 1/2 inch apart, all the way down. Like this:
Next, glue the ends of each piece together to make one long strip. Glue those ends together to make a big circle.
This parts is kind of hard to explain. Flip the circle in and pinch it together with your hand so that it looks like this:
Now put some hot glue in the center hole and hold it til its glued. Do the same for the back side of the flower.
Lastly, top it off with your embellishments and think of a billion cute ways to use the flower. Here's an idea...use it as a cute package topper.
Ca-ute! And easy. And fast. My kind of craft! :)