I developed a passion for making flowers out of anything I can shape with my hands. There are some great tutorials out there and I thought you might like to try them too. Most of them do not require special materials or experience. And remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
1. Shredded style by http://mayamade.blogspot.ro
2. Origami Kusudana Flower
All you need is patience and square pieces of paper. This is my own creation. They are easy to make. Here are the instructions from http://www.origami-instructions.com
3. Flowers, not cookies. Baking paper flowers
Here’s how: www.apartmenttherapy.com
4. Quilling or the art of bending paper: Part 1
Quilling requires a little bit of work if you do not have the thin strips of paper. You can buy them from Art&Crafts store or you can buy a special cutting instrument that will help you make you own strips. But, as long as you have the strips, here is how: www.scrap-a-little.com
5. Quilling or the art of bending paper: Part 2
Flowers made this way are usually flat or glued to a sheet of paper. This tutorial shows this doesn’t need to be so. Here is the tutorial: www.joybx.com
6. Post-it flower
This is so simple and elegant I will try it as soon as I can. You only need a square piece of paper, scissors and glue. For a great finish, go outside and try to find some interesting-looking twigs to attach the flowers to. Learn how to do this here: Dozi’s Flower Tutorial
7. Cherry Blossoms a la Martha
8. Tissue Paper Flowers: Chapter I
If you do not have stamps to make the patterns, just skip that bit. If you like the idea, you can make your own stamps like this: DIY Cork Stamps
Learn how to make the flower here: www.laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com
9. Tissue Paper Flowers: Chapter II
Find the tutorial here: www.foldingtrees.com
10. Tissue Paper Flowers: Chapter III
Find the tutorial here: Gift wrapping on the run
11. Recycle: Part 1
Learn how to make this from Sewing Pattern Flower Tutorial
12. Recycle: Part 2
This is an interesting project. It looks a bit complicated. I tried to make flowers out of book pages before and I failed. I think it’s all about the paper. You need the right kind of paper to pull this off.. Here is how you can do this: Newspaper wedding bouquet
13. Crepe paper. Big flowers
Find the tutorial here: www.buggieandjellybean.blogspot.ro
14. Fabric Flower Brooch
Learn how to make this from GoneToEarth.
15. Tin Foil and Fabric
Learn how to make this from http://pinterest.com/pin/133982157633809201/
16. Really easy
Learn how to make this from http://www.craftjr.com/make-an-easy-fabric-flower-brooch/
17. It’s all about the fabric.
This style of flower is perfect for gift-wrapping, because it is flat and it will survive until destination. Here is how you do this: Fabric Flower
18. In love with the ruffles
Find the tutorial here: www.sewchic.blogspot.ro
19. Little flower
They look like little pumkins. I think you could even make little decorations for Halloween like this.
Find the tutorial here: joybucket.blogspot.ro
20.Back to school
Find the tutorial here: www.momadvice.com
21. Pretty in pink and yellow
Learn how to make this from www.artideascrafts.com
22. Felt Flowers: Part 1
Learn how to make this from news.holidash.com .
23. Felt Flowers: Part 2
Sharing is pretty… Learn how to make this from www.craftsnob.com
Flowers you can eat
24. Lunchbox flowers
Find the tutorial here: www.alphamom.com
25. Something sweet
Now I know this looks really complicated to make, but given the proper tools you can also make it. Sugar paste you can buy now (even in Romania) or almond paste (even better). Cookie cutters can be found almost in every store (even Ikea). The rest are tools you would use to shape modeling clay. This can be bought at any Crafts shop or craft section in your local supermarket.
Find the tutorial here: http://pinterest.com/pin/61291244898625961/
Well this is the short list of great tutorials. I hope you like them and you give them a try.