Marble Paper Flowers in Central Park

Posted on 10 May 2013

Marble paper flowers in Central Park Marble paper flowers in Central Park[/caption] [caption id="attachment_866" align="aligncenter" width="120"]Cut some Cut some "teeth" in the center of the leaf piece. This will help hold it on place.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_864" align="aligncenter" width="300"]There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal. There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_864" align="aligncenter" width="300"]There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal. There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_864" align="aligncenter" width="300"]There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal. There is a long slit on the flower from the edge to the center. Use double-stick tape along the slit to attach and create a slight conical shape. Bend up every other petal.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_865" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Slide the flower on over the yellow center. Cut a small hole in the center and slide the flower on over the yellow center.[/caption] Just a few days before the National Stationery Show and I'm in New York. Sitting on a Central Park bench enjoying the sunshine and the locals while cutting out marble paper flowers is a nice way to pass the afternoon. Download the Paper Flower PDF template and create your own paper garden.   [caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Supplies needed: marble paper, PDF template, double-sided tape, scissors and bamboo skewers. Supplies needed: marble paper, PDF template, double-sided tape, scissors and bamboo skewers.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_859" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Start with the flower's center. Before snipping, curl the edges around a bamboo skewer (small flowers) or pencil (large flowers). Start with the flower's center. Before snipping, curl the edges around a bamboo skewer (small flowers) or pencil (large flowers).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_861" align="aligncenter" width="300"]After snipping the edges, add double-stick tape and wind around the skewer. For large flowers use a floral stake instead of a skewer. After snipping the edges, add double-stick tape and wind around the skewer. For large flowers use a floral stake instead of a skewer.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Slide on the leaf piece. Slide on the leaf piece.[/caption]

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