Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Pom Pom Flower Tutorial

I found this tutorial online & thought it was really cute. Cute enough to share with you *wink*... 2010 is definitely going to be the year of hand-made embellies & there are always so many lovely spins on the flower theme. I am wanting to build up a library of tutorials here on my blog, for me {& you} to find easily when we need be.

I have them labeled down my sidebar as "tutorials"{ I need to work on those labels...have only just discovered them & how to utilize them so not sure how to re-reference all my past posts with the correct labels without losing all my comments & having to republish & drive all your Google Readers into overdrive ***if anyone has any bright ideas on how I can do this please shout ***}


1. Cut a strip of patterned paper approximately 12 inches by 2 inches.
(12 by 1 would make a smaller flower, 12 by 3 would make a larger flower, etc.)


2. Fold the strip of paper in half lengthwise.


3. Using your scissors cut fringe strips into the folded paper.


4. Continue to cut fringe through the entire length of the folded paper.


5. Using your fingers, bend and shape the fringe strips in various directions.


6. Next, add your adhesive along the length of the paper near the fold.


7. Begin rolling the adhesive-prepped paper lengthwise from one end to the other.


8. Continue rolling the paper lengthwise until you reach the other end. (I then added more adhesive on that end for extra stability).


9. Now you can begin to shape your flower! I used my thumb to "smoosh" the fringe petals down.


10. Here's the completed flower.


11. Next, embellish your cute pom-pom flower however you wish!
I chose to ink my fringe petals up a bit with coordinating distress ink & added some crystal Stickles to the petal tips for some extra sparkle.


Totally FAB imo!!!


teacher jessy said...

Wow!! That is an awesome tutorial. You made it looks so easy & I have to try it out soon. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!! U r awesome Helen :)

mariam said...

very nice Helen! will have to give it a try

tania said...

very pretty, very similar to the ones we make in quilling. great way to make our own embelishments.

Lynette said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Pearl said...

awesome ! way to go, Helen ! yes totally agree that there will be an explosion of handmade flower embellies this year ! lol cos something tells me I probably be doing it too since I now proudly own an MM Slice machine which I haven't even opened up yet ! lol

Desire Fourie said...

Great tutorial. Will have to give this a try ... first have to convert from inches to centimentres though.