Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrap That! Doily Flower tutorial

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing how I made a doily flower that I used on one of my September Scrap That! layouts. This tutorial was all ready to go last month ... but my team mates convinced me to share my shoe tutorial instead. So, better late than never! 

As you can see I've started with a few 4 inch paper doilies. You can use 2 to 3 depending on how thick you want your flower to be. 

Then you can spray or paint them any way that you desire. I only wanted a hint of color, so a few sprays with the Glimmer Mist was enough for my use. Let them dry a bit before you begin working with them because wet doilies are very fragile ... as are extremely dry ones. 

Here, I've begun rolling my doily around the end of a very thin paintbrush. I actually held the doily in my right hand and the paintbrush in my left but since I had no one to help me take photos, this may look a bit backwards if you are right handed. 

Next, I gave it a few more twists once I removed it from the paintbrush tip. 

After getting the second flower layer made, I snipped the end off ...

.. then I inserted the first into the hole in the second. 

I fluffed the flower out a bit, then snipped the tip off the middle flower and glued it to 1.5 inch circle with a quick dry glue. Or you could use a glue gun. 

Your circle will not show so it does not have to be perfect but in this instance I just used a circle punch for convenience. 

Lastly, you can decorate the center of your flower however you chose. Here I've simply placed a medium sized pearl in the middle. Isn't that pretty? 

Here is what my September flower looked like when I used it on my layout. I added some green leaves, some dangles from a Prima flower and then mixed in a few small  roses on the side. 

These are super easy to do and make a nice, delicate looking flower. I hope you'll give it a try! 


  1. beautiful and so delicate! Love it! Thanks for sharing Sandi!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwww! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! I will need to try these!! TFS!!!!

  3. Beautiful Sandi, will have to give that a go - watch this space...lol xx

  4. I just so happen to have three doilies on my scrap table right now, I look forward to trying this soon!

  5. So pretty Sandi, I will try it, thanks for sharing

  6. Lovely doily flower Sandi! So glad that you shared it with us. Definitely on my to do list!

  7. Fabulous project, love it! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial

  8. These are very pretty Sandi! Will definitely be bookmarking this - thank you!!

  9. What a fantastic tutorial. Love it!!!

  10. Love your doily flower tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I will have to try this out.