April 6, 2008

Floral motif on a CD with spiral flowers

Paper flowers on a CD

I made this composition using the same technique as for the floral card, but this time on a CD. Just to remind you how to make the spiral roses:

  1. Draw a spiral on a square piece of colored paper.
  2. Cut the spiral out following the lines, I recommend using pattern-edged scissors for this. When cutting, go from the outer edge and to the centre.
  3. Roll the spiral around a thin stick or a quilling tool. Start rolling from the outside towards the centre.
  4. Free the rolled spiral and let it open up a little.
  5. Pull the small circle in the center of the spiral and glue it down underneath the flower. Apply the glue generously.
  6. Cut out paper leaves.
  7. Make the leave look more natural by by putting them on a soft pad and gently pressing in veins.
  8. Mount the leaves and flowers onto a discarded CD or DVD.
Spiral template

Now you can hang the CD on a wall (putting a nail head or string through the hole) to make a nice wall decoration.

Check out my YouTube video for clear step-by-step instructions: How to make a spiral paper rose.

You might also like my tutorial on making paper leaves with veins.


Ana Baird said...

Your flowers are awesome! Love them!

Baukje said...

Dankje wel inna
heel fijn weekend
Groetjes Baukje

Jovi said...

thanks for the tutorial... i have saved the template and am gonna try it today... made the fringed flowers and everybody like them...

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

You are welcome, Jovi.

Anonymous said...

how large should the spiral be?

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

@ Anonymous, please see this video.

Neha Sanwalka said...

I love your blog.. You are brilliant. Thanks for such great descriptions

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Neha!