Do you ever have a craft project or tutorial that you stalk? You've searched it, pinned it, watched videos, and even sketched out an idea, but still haven't actually made it? That was me and DIY Rolled Paper Flowers, until last week. I was recently gifted some Zip Dry, paper art glue, from Beacon Adhesives. The paper art glue part of the packaging really spoke to me and creating a heart from rolled paper flowers moved from an idea to an actual finished project. This post is sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Beacon Zip Dry DIY Rolled Paper Flowers
This post, DIY Rolled Paper Flowers with Beacon, contains affiliate links. Using links to these sites means I will earn a percentage of the purchase at no extra cost to you.
Here's what you need to make a Paper Flower Heart:
- Zip Dry Paper Art Glue from Beacon Adhesives
- Cardstock – Assorted Reds and Pinks
- Wooden Palette Sign 10″ by 10″ – Hampton Arts
- Ribbon, Red Grosgrain – Offray
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Carousel Pink, Baby Pink, Bubblegum Pink
- Plain Paper
Here's how to create a Heart Sign from Paper Flowers:
To begin the DIY Rolled Paper Flowers, gather all supplies. Draw a heart shape on plain paper that is slightly smaller than your wooden palette sign, and then cut out with scissors. Trace the heart pattern onto the wooden sign using a pencil. I found this wooden palette sign from Hampton Art and I love that it was already whitewashed.
Freehand cut a variety of circles from plain and patterned cardstock in red and pink tones. Cut some large, some medium, and some small. Spiral cut each circle from the edge to the center, leaving an approximately one-inch wide circle which will become the base for the flowers.
Beginning at the outer edge, carefully roll the cardstock spiral in a tight coil. Place Zip Dry Glue on the one-inch circular base, bend the coil into the glue allowing the flower to loosen slightly. Hold in place until the Zip Dry Glue sets in approximately 5-10 minutes. As the flowers are created, dry fit them into the heart-shaped paper pattern. I started with one very large flower in the center and worked my way to the edges.
To hide any gaps between the flowers, paint the heart on the wooden palette sign with pink. I combined three pink acrylic paints that I had on hand to create the perfect shade that matches some of the paper flowers. Set aside to let the paint dry.
Attach paper flowers to the painted heart on the wooden palette sign with Zip Dry Glue. I started with the largest flower in the center of the heart, working my way out to the edges of the heart. The Zip Dry glue stays pliable for 5-10 minutes, so you can shift the flowers around to make sure that they all fit within the painted heart.
To complete the DIY Rolled Paper Flowers Heart, tie a red grosgrain ribbon onto the natural jute twine hanger on the wooden palette sign, and finish with a bow. Trim ribbon ends at an angle with scissors.
Quick and Easy Rolled Paper Flowers
This project has been on my craft stalker must-do list for quite a while, and I love the way that it turned out! The DIY Rolled Paper Flowers were quick and easy to create, but needing over 40 to create this fabulous heart was definitely a labor of love. Cutting the circular coils is quick with no need for a pattern, and rolling the paper flowers is easy to complete while watching TV.
Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives is a premium paper glue with archival quality. It is acid and lignin-free for scrapbooks, photo albums, cards, and more. This adhesive will never wrinkle, even tissue paper or vellum. It is strong enough to bond metal, wire, glitter, beads, buttons, and more. Zip Dry dries fast and crystal clear, is easily removable when wet without leaving any residue, and is archival in quality.
Laura from Me and My INKlings created the most adorable Rolled Paper Flowers Bookmarks with cute decorative papers and fun trims. Check out the full tutorial, and make your own paper flowers today!
Sharing is Caring!
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin this DIY Rolled Paper Flowers Heart project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
Thanks for stopping by!