I’ve got a bright and cheery project to get your Monday started.
Rachel from 52 Weeks Project recently told me about a Skillshare Paper Flower Making class by Brittany from The House that Lars Built, and we decided to take the opportunity to team up and make our flowers together.
Rachel is literally an angel-friend sent from heaven. Every single time I hang out with her she teaches me at least 15 new things. literally. If you love DIYs, you need to subscribe to Rachel’s blog immediately. Her stuff is amazing. She is also just one of the loveliest, most genuine, giving people you could meet.
The Skillshare class walks you through the crepe paper flower making process from start to finish for three flowers (rose, dahlia, and dogwood), and it includes detailed instructions, templates, and helpful video tutorials. We decided to start out by making the rose since it seemed fairly straightforward.
Even though Brittany seems to have a black belt in crepe paper flower making, the good thing about this project is that it’s hard to walk away with an ugly flower even if you feel like you’re doing it all wrong. At various points in our flower making, Rachel and I each had moments where we thought we had completely messed up our flowers. But they turned out alright! No black belt needed for passibly gorgeous flowers.
I sure do love hot glue gunning. Even with the burn factor, it definitely kicks the hard coreness of your craft project up a notch.
As you all probably know, I generally prefer “KISS” craft projects (Keep It Simple Sweetheart), and these flowers definitely wouldn’t fall into that category. I mean. . . anything with a hot glue gun is automatically eliminated from KISS. That said, this project is so worth it if you’ve got a special occasion coming up. The flowers turned out so lovely, and there are so many sweet things you could do with these roses (gift wrap, decor, accompanying a kind card).
It’s also helps to do this type of craft with a friend. Not only is it just a lot more fun, but together we were able to troubleshoot the trickier steps.
Make sure to check out the Skillshare class for the ful tutorial, videos, and templates. If you’ve never used Skillshare before, you can take the class for half off by using this link.
–> Also, I’m awful at Vine, but Rachel is amazing. Check out this video she made of our crafting sesh:
**All Photos were taken by myself or Rachel**
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