Friday, August 31, 2012

Flowers Made From Playing Cards

     Earlier this week, I showed you some projects that you can make from playing cards. Staying with that theme, here's a tutorial for making flowers from playing cards.
     I am all about being frugal and using what you have. Who among us doesn't have a pack of playing cards laying around?

     To make these, you'll need:
playing cards
circle punch
gems/buttons for the flower centers
hot glue gun

Start by drawing a swirl on your card. I did this on the back, so the ink wouldn't be seen from the other side.

Then cut along the line. You'll need to trim the excess part of the card off from the end (it will be the corners of the card).

You'll be left with this curly Q. Starting at the loose end, run the card through your thumb and index finger so it's not so stiff for this next part.

Starting with the center of the swirl, wrap it in a circle around the tip of your finger. The card may be stiff, if so, repeat the above step.

Keep going until it's rolled all around itself  like this. Set it aside.

Use your circle punch on another card. This circle will become the base for our flower.

Apply some hot glue to the center of the circle.

Then place your flower on the circle back. You may need to re roll it if it came too loose when you sat it down.

This is what it will look like.

Feel free to add some bling or a button to the center.

These would look cute atop a wrapped gift.
They would also look cute sitting in a decorative little bowl on the table behind your sofa.
     I hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Enjoy your extra day off. Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their
days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Job 36:11

This post is linked to Happy Hour Projects, Be Different Act Normal, Five Days Five Ways and

1 comment:

Bella@artclubblog said...

This is such a fun idea, like something out of Alice In Wonderland. Love the results!