These are some Beautiful Paper Flowers for a Birthday Decoration. I am making decorations for a birthday party that is going to have butterflies. We always associate Butterflies with flowers. So, I decided to make some flowers to add to the decorations. But I can tell you that the flowers look soooo beautiful that I have ended up doing more flowers than butterflies, LOL. All of these flowers are made completely out of paper.
Beautiful Paper Flowers Birthday Decoration Instructions:
- First, If you do not know how to draw a petal or if you still learning how to pixel trace, then search for a flower in MTC and just remove one petal from it.
- Once you have the petals that you want, then you have to decide the size that you want the biggest petals to be.
- Once you have decided the size of your biggest petals, make a small incision in the bottom, middle of the petals. like so:
Now, you have to make five more petals smaller than the other ones. For example, I made the giant flower using 8.5 x 11-inch papers (regular copy paper). So, I made my biggest petals to fix the copy paper. MTC gives you the diameters of your shapes. Following those measurements, I click Copy>Paste in Place, and then subtracted 1.25 inches. I did the same to each petal until reaching six petals in total. For the medium flowers, I decided that the biggest petals were 5.30″ and then I subtracted .62″ to the remaining petals until reaching six petals.
- Then, for the huge flower, I cut 8 of the biggest petals, then 8 of the second biggest, and 4 of each remaining petals. For the medium flowers, I cut 8 of the biggest petals, and 4 of each remaining petals.
- Now, overlap the flaps, from the earlier incision, which should have been applied to the rest of the petals. Then glue them together. Also, wrinkle the paper a little bit for a more natural look
- Then, I cut a circle of 5.5 (W/H) inches to glue the petals forming the flowers.
- Now, I started to glue the petals inorder to form the flowers.
- For the giant flower, I made a separate tissue paper flower and glued it in the center of the flower. Just to make it different.
- The Stem of the flowers are newspaper sheets rolled and painted green
- The leaves are a file from MTC
Beautiful Paper Flowers Birthday Decoration
I saw this on Pintrest and thought “I could make that”. And so I did.
clear transfer tape
15″ KNK MAXX
red capped blade
I saw a design on Pintrest where they used baseballs and bats to create a flag. I Googled “baseball bat silhouette” and found an image I liked and traced it. I then used the array feature in KNK Studio under arrange to line them up perfectly. I had a baseball file and did the same with that. I then made a square around the baseballs and rounded the corners. I made a rectangle the same size as my wood plaque and placed the balls and bats where I wanted them to represent a flag. I then found a font that I liked and used it to write the song. I resized it as necessary to fit with in the bats. I then cut both the balls and bats and weeded out the letters. I used clear transfer tape to apply it to a painted board.
So many of the “hand painted signs” that you see are actually made with a vinyl stencil.
clear transfer tape
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
For this project I used a 12×12 piece of wood which I had stained black. I then designed my saying and centered it in a 12×12 square and cut it out. I weeded the letters out of the square and used clear transfer tape to transfer the 12×12 square of vinyl to the 12×12 square wood plaque. I then used a hard squeegee and made sure the vinyl was adhered to the wood plaque. After removing the transfer tape I went over the vinyl again with the squeegee. I then debated whether to use a brush to apply the paint or use spray paint and decided to use spray paint. I sprayed several “misting coats” until all of the lettering was white. Spray paint dries very quick so I was able to remove the vinyl after a few minutes
Upcycled windows are currently popular home decor items. They can often be found for free by people replacing old windows, and I have found a few put out for trash pick-up. One of my favorite projects is decorating windows with vinyl.
- Vintage windows
- Paint scraper, sandpaper, window cleaner, window glazing, razor blade (as needed).
- Outdoor Sign Vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Small squeegee
- Red Capped Blade
Settings for MTC and KNK Zling:
- Force – 15-20
- Multi-cut – 1
- Speed: 10
- Clean and prepare window as desired. I sometimes leave wood as I find it. Other times I paint and sand, often brushing on several coats of various paint colors to give it that “just right” look. (You will want to repaint if there is old, flaking lead paint.) If window glazing is loose, use a screwdriver to pull out the old glazing and replace with new.
- Clean the glass thoroughly, using razor a blade to clean off any old paint.
- Open MTC file or other file of your choice. If you’d like to use the tandem bike file, it is available in the MTC gallery.
- Cut and weed vinyl.
- Apply transfer tape.
- Adhere vinyl design to glass, carefully burnishing to remove bubbles.
- Remove transfer paper.
My friend’s husband was deploying for 6 months on a submarine and she asked me to make her a pillow case for him. She wanted a saying on it and pictures of her boys since there is little to no contact with families when a submarine goes underway. I was happy to help and now I think I will be making one for my husband before his next underway.
- Force: 15
- Speed: 10/10
- Passes: 1
- Offset: .25
- Print the pictures you want on the iron-on transfer. She did this at her house and then cut them with scissors.
- Type out text in MTC or cutting software you use, remember to mirror your words!!
- Cut out and weed the saying
- Press your items on the pillow case (A heat press helps)
- Send with your loved one!!
I only got a finished project picture because we were trying to wrangle 5 kids and make the pillow case in a short amount of time.