You will need:
- Strips of paper in three different colours
- Quilling tool
- PVA Glue
- Border shape tool (or anything circular e.g. glue stick)
For the outside of the petals, pick a colour you would like to work with.
Using a tool to shape the border (if you don’t have one as displayed in the picture you can use anything circular with a dimension of 25-30mm e.g. a glue stick.)
Wrap the full length of the strip around and glue into place.
Carefully remove the circle and pinch into shape of the petal.
Repeat until you have five.
For the inside of the petals we are going to fill them with the beehive technique.
Depending on the size of the outside of your petal you may need to extend the length of your strip by gluing half a strip more on the end. Try the beehive and see.
- Insert your quilling tool about 2-3cm down from the top of your strip
- Fold it down towards you.
- Roll your tool to the end of the folded part.
- Pull out your tool.
- Keep the paper facing you.
- Insert your quilling tool about 2-3cm from the bottom of the coil.
- Fold it down towards you, coil and repeat.
Try fitting the beehive into your petal, it will be a squash. The beehive pattern works well when there are more coils. I’ve found one strip is long enough for 25mm, but for 30+mm you may need a longer strip, as explained above.
When you’re happy, take out the beehive strip, glue the inside edge of your petal, and arrange the beehive inside the petal.
Glue all five petals together.
For the ‘button’ middle. You will need to glue together five strips of paper. From the middle I did 1 strip of yellow, ½ strip of purple, 1 strip of yellow, 1 strip of turquoise, 1 strip of yellow.
You can do whatever pattern you would like.
Glue the button onto the middle of your petals and you have a button flower.