Saturday, May 17, 2008

100+ Hot Crafty Flowers templates & tutorials

mod podge book page flower with acrylic paint wash & stamping

(I add to this craft flower list fairly often, so
please comeback if you like flowers.
Newer links are at the top)

Flowers just might be the most universal craft item going. Well, I for one am thoroughly obsessed with them anyway. I've been seeing a lot of unusual homemade primas and 3D flowers, so I thought I'd share some links. Almost all of these linked flowers include projects include templates, or instructions...

Mod Podge book page blossoms tutorial:
(made with a digital flower)

More book page flowers (with felt & bead centers)


Many ideas in this Pinterest search for DIY flower
(more felt & fabric)

(New to Pinterest? I just have to gush about it: you'll love it!
and apologies for introducing you: it will give you many
hours of inspiration, perhaps too many!)

and in this Pinterest search for paper flower

You may find that you need to re-enter the search words as time goes on
(I'm not sure if the newest results will come up with these links or not)
  1. Layered paper flowers by Laura
  2. Scor-tape and Seam binding flower video by Becca
  3. Hero arts fabric flowers video by Kelly (using Nestabilities)
  4. Rolled spiral paper rose tutorial from 'i do' it yourself
  5. Fab paper rose template (one piece) from Capadia Design
  6. Lovely flower template & tutorial for felt pin by Yoonie at Home
  7. Genius leather flower tutorial from Bubbly Nature
  8. Sakura flower outline (cutting instructions) from cut out & keep ...
  9. ... used on this lovely banner from 'i do' it yourself
  10. DCWV paper rose tutorial video by Erin (with this free template)
  11. Tut for a Gorgeous book page flower (made with a circle punch) by Stephanie
  12. tutorial for a faux curled-rosewood wreath (also) by stephanie
  13. Wax paper pom pom flower tutorial from Nice Package
  14. Lots of flowers as part of Tip Junkie's headband tutorials post
  15. Michele's fab flower tutorial collection
  16. Megan's incredible felt dahlia tutorial
  17. Terri's gorgeous glittered crepe paper flower video
  18. Nichole's out of this world Paper Towel flowers
  19. Jean's stunning yarn & string flowers
  20. Fan Fold Flower SCS video tutorial by Beate
  21. Sweet pipe cleaner flowers video tut. by CeeCee
  22. & CeeCee's ribbon flower video tutorial
  23. Flower Pot Pocket Card SCS video by Beate
  24. Quilled fringed flowers video (M.S.) & template here
  25. Hardened flowers video (M.S.) & template here
  26. Paper cup (candy or cupcake cup) flowers (M.S.)
  27. Zipper flower video tutorial from Maya Road Company blog
  28. Coffee filter roses video & template here too
  29. Yarn flowers (M. S.)
  30. Paper dog wood blossoms video & template on this page (M.S.)
  31. Straw flowers by Sunshine's Creations
  32. Straw flowers video by Cathy (Martha Stewart show)
  33. Paper template for knit wit or straw flowers (Genius!)
  34. Baby Bunch Bouquet (M.S.)
  35. Crepe paper Snow drops & crocuses (Martha) I heart these so much!
  36. Sherry's video of her paper flowers (perfection!)
  37. Beth's stunning stamped paper flowers (and link list too!)
  38. Fabric flowers a la Martha (I have to make these for cards!)
  39. Joanne's flower pot flowers tutorial (sweet daisies style)
  40. Claudia's Accordion Flower tutorial
  41. Sherry's gorgeous Grunge Paper Dahlia
  42. Scalloped Rose tutorial by Joanne
  43. Nichole's clever ways to alter premade flowers tutorial
  44. Cheeky Magpie's stunning stem of blooms from premade paper flowers
  45. Stunning (and simple) flower garland tutorial by Lisa
  46. Great video for making a paper rose (on a stem) by Mary (wow!)
  47. Natasja's pretty paper flower video tutorial
  48. How to make simple white paper flowers by Jeff (lovely!)
  49. Inna's fringed paper flower tutorial (sweet!)
  50. And Inna's double fringed flower tut. oulaLA!
  51. Tissue Paper flowers video tutorial by Sally on Hero Arts
  52. Rach's lovely punched flower tutorial
  53. Becca's phenomenal lace petal flower video (with Spellbinders die)
  54. Hero Art's distressed paper flower by Lisa
  55. my Fred She Said embossed shaped paper flowers
  56. Cool bottle lid flower flickr tutorial by Sunshine's Creations
  57. Yarn Pom Pom Flower Tutorial by Kristen
  58. Lolly's lovely video (a gorgeous variety of handmade flowers)
  59. Maria's paper rose tutorial
  60. Sweet Paper Flower Tutorial by Wendy
  61. Origami Cherry/Sakura Blossoms Tutorial by the Flirty Bride
  62. Vintage flowers Video by Brigitta (stamped, punched, shaped)
  63. Patty's lovely fabric flowers (video)
  64. Clever funky flower by Legojenta
  65. Julie's lovely crimped flower tutorial (looks like fabric) PICTORIAL here & VIDEO here

Some Faves
(though I think these are all HOT!):
  1. Mercy's gorgeous ruffled flowers tutorial
  2. Flowery top note card & template (You can even convert store-bought cards to do this)
  3. Aluminum Flowers (punched from pop cans!?!) I love Michael
  4. Flower bookmarks (great for kids, but stampin' potential is HUGE)
  5. 3D Daisy card template by Jeannie1862 on scs (WOW!)
  6. Divine Fabric flowers Tutorial by Blair
  7. Floral cut out wrap or cards & flower template & one I Altered to fit lots of sizes on 1 sheet
  8. Gorgeous Paper flower tutorial by Nathalia
  9. Bloomin' Pop up flower by Mary Beth
  10. Daisies project
  11. 3D Flower paper cd holder (quick video)
  12. Fabulous 'No Tools Flowers' Tutorial by Joanne (lots here!)
  13. Felted flower (knitting) (video by Susan)
  14. Clay flowers by Diane Phillips on Martha
  15. Astounding Coffee Filter Roses by Cassie Chappell on Martha
  16. paper carnations
  17. Stunning origami lotus By
  18. Great template by Jenn Gormly
  19. Paper strip flower (video) by Artistic Avenger (Great Blog!)
  20. Lucine's lovely Paper Tole Tutorial
  21. Becky's Filled Flowers (TOO cool!)
  22. Teabag Folded flowers by Tracey (lovely shapes are printable)
  23. & Tracey's foldy flower tutorial & her medallion backgrounds
  24. & Her snowflake flower freebies & even more
  25. Origami cherry blossom video by Okakuko
  26. gorgeous Tape Transfer!!! Flowers video By Shari
  27. Super original flowers by Wendy
  28. Wax resist scripty flowers video By Shari
  29. Amazing Seven Flower pop-up tutorial by Cpeep
  30. Recycled paper by A Little Hut
  31. Amazing fabric flowers by Allison, Christine, & Nathalia
  32. yarn flowers by Lori Marie
  33. Coffee filter rose tutorial (Lovely!)
  34. Vintage distressed flowers by Dawn (speedy & pretty)
  35. Fabric flower from Wise Craft
  36. Wendy's gorgeous spiral paper flower
  37. Amby's flower cutting tutorial
  38. Etsy parchment flower tutorial--by Jeffrey
  39. Crepe paper flowers by The Artful Paper Doll (so pretty!)
  40. Ilina's stunning scrunchy fancy flower tutorial

With punches/dyecuts:
  1. Clever way to use SU's 5-petal flower punch by AR
  2. Sweet Circle punch flower by one happy stamper on scs
  3. Glorious Little Rose flower Tutorial by Joanne
  4. Fantastic 3D flower Tutorial by Lauren
  5. Make your own prima flowers by very talented Valita
  6. Nestabilities flower tutorial by Joanne (works with scallop punch too!)
  7. ETA: 3D flower Video tut by Roxy (using small oval punch)
  8. eta: eta: Hero arts stunning tissue paper flower
  9. Julie's SU scallop punch flower video (would work with other scallops too)
  10. Elegant Parchment flowers by Jeffrey
  11. Papier-mâché flowers by Cathy
  12. Recycled magazine flower by alamodestuff
  13. Maggie's flower couture flip flops (video #16)
  14. Vellum carnations by Shellie--wow!
Tea Bag Folds:
  1. Sweet Tea bag folded flower by AnnMarie
  2. Kite tea bag fold directions
  3. A video with different tea bag folds
  4. Craft Directory (guide to tea bag sites)
Dahlia Fold:
  1. Tutorial
  2. By Jana
  3. By Jessica
Pop ups:
  1. Gorgeous Daffodil pop up By the rockin cpeep!
  2. Stunning pop up lotus By Tekuila(?)
  3. Pop up Garden
  4. Amazing Pop up flower video
  5. Vase of flowers pop up card
More Martha et al:
  1. Beaded flower how-to & bouquet of beaded flowers & on a necklace
  2. Paper cherry blossoms
  3. Paper snowdrops & crocuses
  4. Frog in a box with water lily
  5. Flower wrapped favours
  6. ETA: straw flowers
  7. eta: floral inspired craft slideshow

A few (old ones) I've made:
(posts include older templates or tutorials)

Dahlias or Mums and cornflowers:3D stamped flower with one layer:
Wet & wrinkle Lotus/Mirkwood Flower:Daisy:

Thanks for visiting!
Hope your day is bloomin' beautiful!


Carol P said...

Hey, thanks for putting me on your list. I don't comment on your blog every day, but I sure as heck read every day!

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Anonymous said...

Your blog is absolutely one of my favorites. Love all the templates you find and all your own fabulous ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and wonderful cards!

Joanne said...

Hi! I saw your url on my referring links list, and came to see why . . . . goodness knows how much later I am still here checking out all your great links, and your own fabulous ideas and creations! I am subscribed now, and will be back as time permits to check out more. And thank you so much for the big complement of including my blog in your list!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog and am a subscriber! I LOVE LOVE papercrafting I have alot on your site to check out! It's almost overwhelming! (My current infatuation is with the Dahlia fold...and I have several samples on my blog you can check out.) Thanks for sharing! Great stuff!

Margie said...

Just spent a lovely therapeutic hour making your dahlia - thanks for a great collection of flowers to work through - this will keep me occupied for the winter!

Kerri said...

You are the best!
Thanks for all your work in getting all these tutorials together for us!!!
I am an Aussie and I visit you all the time!
I am addicted with making my own flower embellies at the moment!
Love it!
Kerri x

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for all of these wonderful links to learn to make flowers......I am loving your blog....

LollyChops said...

Thanks for the link to my video tutorial! I sincerely appreciate it!


Julianna said...

What a great list! I'm hosting a Flower Week beginning May 24th. I hope you'll check it out.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Thanks so much for adding me to the list, Mel! This is my go to for new flower techniques.

Nicole Maki said...

Thank you so much for adding me to your list - how cool is that? It's like seeing my name in lights as I love your blog (and all your work) passionately.

Made my day!


patricia said...

Thank you very much for this post. It is fabulous!

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness what a lot of beautiful flowers ... I have saved this to my blog hope you don't mind ... if I don't do that I will never find it again lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Linn said...

Thanks for pulling this information together. I can't wait to look at all of the information and make some of these!

BunBun4life said...

Do you think I could make an embossing board out of thin wood and using a sanding/etching tool?

I've never embossed anything, but, I love to carve...maybe I could make something to press designs into paper with? Would anybody want one if I DID make it??


Aafke said...

Thank you for your amazing Blog. I just bought the xcut express and began to start with a lot of ideas. From you :P