Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Accordion Flower Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make an Accordion Flower! 
We will start with a 1" x 12" strip of paper.  I prefer to use a heavier double-sided paper.
Score at every 1/2" mark.
Fold the paper back and forth, accoridon style.  Once you are done, it should look something like this:
At this point, we need to form a circle.  To do this, place a 1" strip of P K Glitz's 1/2" Sticky Tape to one end of the strip and join the other side together.
Now, this next piece can be tricky.  You push the top edges in toward the center.  It takes some playing with to get them all to go.  Once you have pushed in, it will look like this:
I place a small amount of Helmar's 450 Quick Drying glue in the center (as shown in the photo above) to hold it together.  Next, trace each raised area with a glue pen and add glitter!  I let it sit for a couple minutes to allow time for the glue to dry.
Shake off the excess glitter
and embellish!
Once you have done one, they go really quickly!

Glitter:  Glitz in Chartreuse (P K Glitz)
Adhesive:  1/2" Sticky Tape (P K Glitz) and 450 Quick Dry (Helmar)
Paper:  Paper Boy (Scrap Within Reach)
Button:  Autumn Leaves
Misc:  Twine


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Jamie very cute. Mine NEVER come out like that though LOL!

Kristina said...

Thank you for the super simple tutorial. Those accordian fold flowers were a common sighting at CHA. I think we'll be seeing tons more of them and now we can all make our own!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cool!! Thanks! :)

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Thank you! I wondered how these were made. I've been seeing them everywhere

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Aug 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kim said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing with us!
Kim xXx

Coachfans said...

Thanks for using the pictures to explain how to make these beautiful flowers. They are wonderful!

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