Saturday, February 14, 2009


So I've tried to make one of these accordion flowers a time or two, but had no luck and seemed to need at least one more hand. Argh! Using retired designer paper, I decided to try one more time and achieved success! No one told me that this flower is one of those "once you get it, you know you've got it" kind of projects, but it's very much like that! Wanna make one? Start with a 1" x 11" strip of designer paper (not card stock) and score at 1/4" intervals. Accordion fold (mountain, valley, mountain, valley, etc.) the score lines. Have fun trying to hold onto it! LOL! When you finish, you need to have a "mountain" fold on one end, and a "valley" fold on the other end. If needed, cut from one end so you'll have them the way they need to be. Adhere the mountain and valley ends together to form a circle. Now comes the part that once you get it, you'll know you've got it . . . gently "smoosh" the circle into the center of itself (that sounds so intellectually confusing, huh) so that it flattens out, forming a flower that looks like mine! I used Sticky Strip to adhere the flower to the paper and then a glue dot secured the flat-back pearl in place. It would be a good idea to go ahead and have your Sticky Strip in place and ready for your flower--or use your third and fourth hands for that!

1 comment:

Cindy McVey said...

Regina, I love your blog! I am also a SU demonstrator, so it's fun to see your creations, and your writing is so witty and fun to read! I'm a new subscriber!