Wrapped Flowers

Plant a garden of colorful blooms by embellishing punched flower shapes with baker's twine

baker's twine

Materials: Assorted sizes of scallop circle punches Assorted scrapbook papers Tape Baker's twine: assorted colors Assorted buttons Large-eye embroidery needle Hot-glue gun and glue sticks 10" length of florist's wire

paper puncher

1. Punch scallop circles from scrapbook papers.

shape puncher with string

2. Tape end of baker's twine to one side of scallop circle.

flower

3. Wrap the twine around the scallop circle, fitting the twine in the scallops as you work around the circle and crossing through the center with each wrap. Trim the end of the baker's twine, and tape it in place on the back side of the circle.

4. Thread twine into a large-eye sewing needle, and stitch through the holes in the center of a button.

5. If desired, use a small scallop circle punch and repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a small wrapped flower. Hot-glue the small wrapped flower to the center of the large wrapped flower.

6. Hot-glue the button to the center of the flower. Hot-glue one end of the wire to the back of the flower for a stem.

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