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DIY project: how to make handmade recycled seeded paper flowers

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Handmade seeded paper flowers

The Natural Wedding Company is lucky enough to be blessed with some fantastic small and independent businesses, who aren’t only making and selling beautiful things, but they’re also showing you how to do it too.

I’m delighted to welcome back to the blog Sharon Langsdale from TNWC business Razzle Dazzle Rose – she’s going to be showing you how to make recycled seeded paper flowers that are ideal for decorating wedding favours or invitations, and even transforming into alternative buttonholes.

Razzle Dazzle Rose sells a number of fantastic eco-friendly craft materials, specifically in my favourite brown craft card.  A new addition to her shop are these paper flower kits – you can choose from recycled brown kraft paper flowers, cream vintage fleck flowers, or seeded paper flowers.

Once you have your kit, here’s how to make the flowers – over to Sharon who is using the cream vintage fleck flower kit…

Handmade Recycled Seeded Paper Flowers

Step 1 – Unpack your paper flower kit and you’ll see you have a number of die cut pieces of paper, just like these…

Die cut paper flowers

Step 2 – To make the flower, you need to carefully roll the paper from the end until you reach the middle  like this…

Rolling up a paper flower

Rolling up a paper flower

Step 3 – Once you have reached rolling to the middle part of the paper flower, you need to add the glue to the large middle part.  Once you let go of the rolled flower, it will naturally unroll slightly, this is ok, as you want the flower petals to look a little looser.

Gluing paper flower

I find that lifting the rolled flower in one hand and squeezing a blob of glue under the rolled part works best.  You then need to add another blob of glue to the rest of the middle part, and squeeze the flower together like this…

Forming your paper flower

Step 4 – Leave the glue to set for 20 minutes; then start to bend your petals.  By moving and bending the petals, you create a more natural look for your petals.

Shaping your paper flower

Finished paper flower

Depending on which kit you have purchased, you can create fantastic button holes by glueing a pin to the back.

Paper flower brooch

If you are using the seeded paper flower kits, why not create a lasting memory of your special day, by encouraging your guests to plant their flowers?  The seeded paper when planted will produce a wide range of British wildflowers, including Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Snapweed, Black Medick, Common Vetch, Meadow Buttercup, Musk Mallow, Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Red Campion, Self Heal, White Campion, Yarrow, Browntop Bent, Red Fescue, Crested Dogstail, Meadow Fescue and Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass.

Handmade paper flowers

A huge thank you to Sharon from Razzle Dazzle Rose for sharing this DIY tutorial with us all today, I hope it has inspired some of you to give them a go.  Remember, you can buy all the items needed to make these from the Razzle Dazzle Rose online shop.

If you liked this DIY project then check out these handmade wedding favour pouches that Sharon shared with us previously.

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