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Gift Topper

Use paper flowers to add color and style to gifts, clothes and so much more!

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Download Heart Paper

Download and print heart paper, or use scrapbook paper. Use scissors to cut off white edges of paper, and save for another step. Cut out a heart shape about 2-1/2 inches high.

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Cut Out Heart Shapes

Use the first heart shape as a guide, and continue cutting out hearts from the heart patterned paper, changing the orientation of the pattern for variation. You'll need 10 to 12 hearts per flower.

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Cut Circle

Cut out a small circle about 1-3/4" to 2" in diameter (doesn't have to be perfect) from the heart patterned paper.

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Create Dimension

Fold the point of each heart to create dimension.

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Attach Petals

Add a dollop of hot glue to the cutout circle. Attach the points of 5 hearts (overlapping) to the circle. Add more glue to the center of the flower and continue attaching heart petals until desired look is achieved.

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Create Fringe

Create a piece of fringe, by cutting one of the long white paper strips 3/4 of the way, keeping a solid strip to hold it together. Tightly roll the paper strip.

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Attach Fringe

Add a dollop of hot glue to the center of the flower, and place rolled white paper fringe strip in the glue. Fluff out fringe to create a full center.

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Be Creative

Paper flowers can be used in many ways! Add to a gift box for an adorable embellishment; add a pin to the back for wearing; or add a dowel or straw to create an upright flower.