Tutorial for Making Your Own Disney Inspired Paper Flowers
As Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day approaches you (or your kids) may be looking for ideas on what to give Mom, Grandma or any other special woman in their lives.
Many kids make the gifts they give Mom (which Mom’s love) and this bouquet of paper flowers would be perfect for any Disney lover.
With just a bit of help from Dad the kids could have these done in an hour. And the best news is that it is also cheap and you most likely have everything you need lying around the house.
- Scrap Patterned Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock (1 12 x12 sheet will make either 1 large flower or 2 small flowers)
- Plastic Straws (found these really pretty straws on amazon that would have been so much nicer)
- Scissors (or a Cricut cutting machine with a Mickey and Friends cartridge)
- Adhesive (glue or craft tape will work)
- Vase (or a glass could do in a pinch)
Step 1 : Cut Out 5 Identical Mickey Heads
Create a template for cutting out 5 identical Mickey heads from the paper you wish to make into a flower. For small flowers 2.5 inches in height worked well with 3.5 inches worked well for larger flowers.
Step 2 : Fold Mickey Heads in Half and Adhere Together
Fold each Mickey Head in half. Make sure that you fold the Mickey Heads so that the flower pattern you want is on the inside.
Adhere each head to the next by stacking them on top of each other. You can use glue or craft tape to do this. Hint: Leave about 1/4″ from the fold without glue or tape. This will make it easy to add the stem later.
When complete adhere the first and last side to each other to make the flower.
Step 3 : Create a Stem Using a Straw
Cover a straw with paper or a ribbon to make the stem.
Now if you were smart and purchased pretty straws let them be and enjoy the added beauty.
Hint: 1/4″ paper strips work best for wrapping around a straw.
Step 4: Put the Flower Together
Add adhesive to the straw and insert it into the empty space in the center of the flower in Step 2 by leaving 1/4 in without adhesive.
Step 5: Arrange Flowers and Decorate Vase
Decorate vase by using ribbon or scrap paper. Cut out a Minnie Bow to adhere to it.
Voila! You have a beautiful Mickey Flower Bouquet ready for Valentines Day or any time the romance hits you.