Paper Flower Bunch
By Laurie Cinotto
Trimmer (9893); Squeeze punch M Flower (7440); ; Squeeze punch XL Circle (7414) and Scalloped Circle (3776); Squeeze punch L Scalloped Circle (5369)
Patterned paper; Map Pins; Pencils with erasers; Empty can
With the trimmer, cut out 8 2” squares. Use the squeeze punches to punch out one XL Scalloped Circle and three Flowers for the flower centre.
Turn you squares diagonally and fold the sides inward to create a “kite” shape.
Push your pin through three stacked Flowers, the Scalloped Circle, each of the eight petals, and into the side of the pencil eraser.
With the Squeeze Punches, punch out 5 XL Circles and 8 L Scalloped Circles (among which one in different paper). Fold seven of your eight scalloped circles in half. Fold a tiny pleat in each of your XL Circle petals to give them a little dimension.
To assemble, push your pin through the centre of the different Scalloped Circle, then through the tips of each folded Scalloped Circle, and finally through the pleats of the large Circles. Stick the pin into the top of the eraser and fold the tips of the folded Scalloped Circles forward.
With the Squeeze Punches, punch out seven XL Circles and one XL Scalloped Circle. Fold each Circle in half, and crease. Push your pin through the centre of the Scalloped Circle and through the tip of each folded Circle. Finally, push the pin into the side of the eraser.
With the Squeeze Punches, punch out 8 XL Circles and 5 Flowers. Fold your Circles in half and use your thumbnail to make a sharp crease in the bottom third of your half circle. Run the pin through the center of your Flowers and the creased end of each petal. Insert the pin into the side of the eraser.
Step 5 :
With the Squeeze Punches, punch six XL Circles and one Flower. Fold a large pleat in the centre of each Circle. Stick the pin through the centre of your Flower and through the pleat of each petal, and into the top of the pencil eraser.
Decorate a clean, empty can with coordinating paper to use as your “vase”.