Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Nesting circle flowers

For today's project I decided to do a pictorial....well, actually I wanted to do a video tutorial but I'm still muddling with the video program and haven't got that part figured out - my apologies!!! I hope I've taken enough pics of each step to give you a good guide on how to make these yourself. They are not hard at all and they come out so pretty in the end result. Let's get started!

Begin with two lacy circles, one slightly smaller than the other. I used dies from the new Lifestyle Crafts Possibilities release. {These are approx 2 1/4" and 1 1/2" sizes.} 

Run them through your die cutter. 

You'll be using the outside "ring" for the flower. Save the center for something else.

Snip the circle.

Begin rolling the ring with the wrong side facing you. The right side of your flower will be to the inside of the rolled piece. I use a quilling tool for this step, but you don't have to have one in order to make the flower. It just makes the rolling a lot easier and much tighter. You can also roll it around a paint brush handle, small pen, pencil or marker, or if you're really good, just roll it in your fingers.

Once you finish rolling, slide it off the end of your quilling tool....

.....and let it "relax" and open up some.

You can fluff it if you like or leave it tightly rolled. When you have it the way you want it, add a drop of glue {I use Glossy Accents but you can also use hot glue or other liquid glue.} to hold the end in place. Once the glue dries, turn the flower upside down and give it a squish against the table/worktop to fold out the petals.

Use your flowers to embellish a layout or card. Add some leaves or foliage, a button or bling to the center, or leave as is. Aren't they pretty! :) You can also use solid color cardstock, spray with glimmer mist, or ink the outer edge before rolling for a little different look.

Have fun with these. They are so easy and make such a pretty statement on your project! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll give this a try. :)


  1. So cute. Thanks for showing how you made those. Hugs- Glora

  2. Thanks for sharing your technique! Love the flowers you make!


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