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Oversized Rustic Paper Flower Tutorial

Ok guys, here it is! Just as promised. If you missed my previous post about the baby shower I hosted, go check it out so you can see how amazing these flowers can look as a backdrop!
So the first step is to go to Trader Joe’s a million times and start collecting brown paper bags! (or you could always use butcher paper) You will want to make a couple different sizes of semi circles (see step 4) since the petals should get a little bit smaller towards the middle of the flower.
It is easiest to just knock this step out of the way and make a million petals at once. These petals SHOULD feel very rustic. In fact I had made a huge pile of them and my husband threw them all away because he though they were trash!
You will be using a lot of hot glue! The great thing is you can manipulate each petal as you glue it in to form the shape you like best. It will all start making sense once the petals are layered on each other. Use the largest petals for the base and then add the smaller sized petals as you layer.
You’re almost done! Just time for the finishing touch….
And here a  couple of pictures of how they were displayed. I personally LOVE the rustic brown because it grounds any colors you decide to use for other decorations.
Go ahead and comment if you have any questions and I will be sure to answer them!.XOXO- Christie

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31 Responses to Oversized Rustic Paper Flower Tutorial

  1. Suzanne @The Wine{a}be February 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    So cute!! What a great idea. Love. Thanks for sharing! ;)

  2. Just Jaime February 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Awesome! Love how big they are! Thanks for sharing

  3. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain February 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Really cute-thanks for the instructions!

  4. Alyx February 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    This is so cool!! Definitely pinning these for the future!

  5. Lesley at Fabulously Flawed February 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    How darling! Thanks for the super clean instructions!

  6. MiMi February 25, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Whaaaaat?! Those are awesome!

  7. Natalia Lynn February 25, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Thanks everyone! I am glad it is easy to follow! – Christie

  8. ♥ CheChe February 25, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    ABSOLUTELY adoreable!!

  9. Marie Danielle February 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    This is SO cute, I will have to bookmark it for future reference!! :-)

  10. Leslie February 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Beautiful! I can't wait to try my own!

  11. Sandy a la Mode February 28, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    this is soo cool! great decoration for a shower!

  12. hilldalehouse March 3, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Very cute! I will Pinning this for a future date!

  13. Tiffany March 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Brandi March 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Such a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  15. Michelle Johnnie March 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    This is awesome! Love it. I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

  16. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. March 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I love how big and ruffly it is!

  17. Ann On and On... March 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    First time here…. that is such a cute project!

    Thanks for the great tutorial.

  18. Sarah AKA The Thriftress March 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    OMG LOVE THIS! I'm pinning so I can keep this in mind when I'm decorating my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Susan March 5, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    OMG I love, love,love this!! I'm gonna use this!!! I'll have to show you what I have in mind, THANKS for the tutorial & the inspiration!!!!

    xoxo
    twentyfour7

  20. Natalia Lynn March 6, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    Thanks for all the love! I hope you guys find TONS of ways to use this! Enjoy :)- Christie

  21. CAROL'S COTTAGE PLACE March 6, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    Love these! Something easy and yet so showy! I must bookmark these!

  22. Fork March 7, 2012 at 3:59 am #

    What fun party decor! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

    -fork

  23. Chase the Star March 7, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Oh so pretty! Great tutorial!

    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

  24. Michelle March 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    They turned out awesome! I'll be featuring on A Little Tipsy on Saturday!

  25. Justine March 9, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    Stopping by from Show & Share with Southern Lovely! http://queenofsavings.com

  26. Barbara April 20, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Just made these for a bridal shower…everyone loved them!  Thanks for the tutorial (: 

    • Christie April 20, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Thats so awesome Your welcome!

  27. katie pidge May 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Just made these for my daughter’s first bday this weekend – so cute!!! Thanks!!

    • Natalia May 2, 2012 at 4:03 am #

      I love it, Katie!! That’s awesome!

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