Mother’s Day is here soon!
Try to create this colourful bouquet of flowers (that never wilt), by working through the steps below.
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Happy Mother’s Day from the Scotch® Brand Team… xox
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 45 minutes
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Pink
- Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Purple
- Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Watercolour
- Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Green/White Swiss Dot
- Scotch® 8″ Precision Stainless Steel Scissors
- Utility Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Straight edge ruler
- Card stock
- Brad Pins
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Petal creation. To create the petals for your flowers, cut the cardstock into three circles, each one a little smaller than the last. They don’t need to be perfect, and the wavy, imperfect circles make a better flower.
Petal colour. Cover the largest circle with your choice of tape, and trim with a utility knife to get a clean edge. Cover the largest petal, front and back, in the same way. Continue to cover the other circles with the coordinating patterns as desired.
Stacking. Stack the covered circles on top of one another. Be sure to use the utility knife to twist a hole through all three circles in the centre of the flower. Push the Brad Pin through the hole you created. This will hold your flower petals together.
Connecting. Use your utility knife to cut a slit through both sides of your paper straw, as this will allow the brad to go through the straw. Fold the ends of the brad to secure the petals to the straw.
Leaf creation. Using cardstock, cut a basic leaf shape and cover Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Green/White Swiss Dot. Use your utility knife to trim the edges. Be sure to cover both sides of your leaves in the same way. With the utility knife, cut a small slit in the side of the paper straw. Insert your leaf into the slit.
Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison Cooper of Love Nest Design she has more tips to help you out.