DIY Paper Flowers - Hannah Ruth Photography - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

So a lot of people have been messaging me and asking how I made my flowers for my Spring Photography Backdrop, so i thought I would share! :) --  This is ALOT easier than it looks... I have up several times.. and then once I did it, I was like.. WOW this was so easy!! Patience is key... and don't worry about perfection!! 

Here is a Step-by-Step guide to how I made my DIY Paper Flowers! :) 

1. What you need!  

1. Glue Stick 

2. Two 12x12 Scrapbook Paper {This will be the color of your flower/ I recommend two shades of the same color or the same color for both}

3. Scissors

4. Pencil

5. Two round Circles / One round glitter paper {This will make more sense once you see this blog!!!}

OKAY!! Here we go!!! <3 I am not the best at this stuff so bare with me!! & Thank you for taking the time to check this out!! Im excited!

First.. Make sure you have all your materials in ready!!! & LETS DO THIS.. and remember this is not hard... I promise!

#1. Take one of your 12x12 pieces of scrapbook paper -- Fold it in half / After doing this I want you to draw the shape shown in the pictures, three times-- Remember, this is the flower pedal, it does not need to be perfect! Draw, then cut.... this should leave you with six separate pedals :) --- Plug in the hot glue gun!!!!!


Okay... so now you have the outside pedals of the DIY Paper Flower! I now want you to cut a slit in each pedal, cutting to the center of the pedal {As shown in picture below!}

OK! Good JOB!!!!! Now lets grab the hot glue gun! Place a "dab" of hot glue on the left of the cut slit, and cross over the right side and stick them together... creating a somewhat cone out of the pedal... and then bend the pedal leaf to create a curve! check out the pics for better idea of whats going on! :) 

Alrighty... now grab your larger white circle {This should be construction paper} and glue the six pedals to the white circle construction paper, make sure to spread them out!

Great Job!! Im going to remind you again, this doesn't have to be perfect, just have fun!

Now... #2... {I told you I was bad at this!!!} Lets start layering this flower!! Grab your second piece of construction paper, don't fold on half, but fold it twice, creating two creases and three sections! Again, draw the pedal shape, but this time do it four times, not three... and they will be smaller than the first set you did... 

Cool!! Now you should have 12 smaller pedals!! & repeat exactly what you did for the first set of six pedals.. and start layering them! Add them randomly where you feel like they should go.. there is no right or wrong way to do this!

Cool!! Great job! Your almost done!! And just a side note.... feel free to add more pedals!!!!!! So i'm guessing you can see the white circle... this circle should be smaller than the circle you used as your base... but if not, no worries!!! Take that smaller circle and cut little slits {as shown in the pic above this} and just fold them up a little to add some texture!! Now lastly!!!!!! glue the white {or whatever color you would like} in the center of the flower!!!! Now for the glitter paper, I love glitter!!!!! Add some glue to it.. and stick it inside the white one {so this circle should be slightly smaller than the other} and BOOM!!!! You have an awesome DIY Paper flower!!!!!!!!!!! <3 

Yay!! I would love to see what you guys all created so please add a photo of your final piece!! <3 Hope this helped and I hope I made everything make sense !! Make sure you like Hannah Ruth Photography's facebook page for more fun photography & ideas!!!