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Use paper flowers to add color and style to gifts, clothes and so much more!
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.
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.
Cut out a small circle about 1-3/4" to 2" in diameter (doesn't have to be perfect) from the heart patterned paper.
Fold the point of each heart to create dimension.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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