Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pipe cleaner flower tutorial from Kayla

Excuse my long absence; I'm trying to find some rhythm and routine now when the kids are out of school, but I guess it's not working too well.

I wanted to share an easy tutorial from DT member Kayla. Here it is - her words and photos:

Start off with a pipe cleaner

Wrap one end around your index finger.

Wrap the very end of the pipe cleaner so the loop is secure

Put your index finger in the first loop to keep its shape and wrap the pipe cleaner in a figure eight around your ring finger. Twist the long end of the pipe cleaner around the figure eight.

Create the third loop around another finger to keep the size of the loops even.

I then wrap the long end of the pipe cleaner through one of the loops already made to secure the last loop made.

Create the fourth and fifth loops the same way, wrapping around a finger to keep size consistent and wrapping through a previously made loop to secure.

You should have a tiny bit left over that you just tuck around the center knot to secure the flower

Open up the prongs on a brad all the way

Slide the prongs around the center knot

Fold the prongs shut.

Here is the finished flower!
This was so quick and fun to make. I think they’d make great layering pieces for layered flowers too! Of course, you could always make bigger flowers by using more than one pipe cleaner.

Isn't that too cute? Here Kayla used it on a pretty card;

Be sure to check out Kayla's blog for more inspiration!

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A Cards Delight said...

It looks so easy and I love the end result! Thank you for the tutorial!

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bakscrap said...

I love this! Can't wait to try it. I think I have some pipe cleaners somewhere.

Tammy said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Charlene said...

Cute, cute...thanks for the tutorial.

Darlene Servolini said...

Thanks for the cool and easy tutorial! :)

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