Small decorative pieces are what give your home personality and make it feel cozy. Our next creation is a pretty paper flower ball that will stand out no matter where you place it, whether we’re talking about your balcony, on the patio, or your kitchen table.
It’s also going to be a wonderful gift for those you love, including this coming Valentine’s Day when you may be able to replace the wilting flowers with one of these. Let’s get to work!
Materials for pretty paper flower ball
- small pots
- polystyrene spere
- dry foam
- wooden stick
- colored paper
- hole punch
- glue stick
- pearl head pins
How to make a pretty paper flower ball
Before we get started, we should mention that the pearl head pins we’re using are the same used for marking up the sewing lines. Also, we used some of the smallest pots we could find, as you really don’t need too much. As for the dry foam, you can usually find bigger blocks to buy, and they may come in handy later on, since you’ll only be needy a tiny piece – tiny enough to fit in the small pot. Now that we have all that out of the way, let’s proceed
Step 1: Create your flowers
For the first step, let’s get the hole punch out the colored papers. Start punching in flower after flower shapes.
Make a lot of these! If you end up with too many, just make another pretty paper flower ball! See? We have solutions for all your excess paper.
Then, get another colored paper and start punching in the flowers too. We went with several papers here – light pink, dark pink, purple, and blue.
With two piles ready, let’s get on to the next color!
Next, let’s create flowers with our blue colored paper. These will certainly look lovely since it’s such a pretty shade.
Step 2: Put together the flowers
Now that you have three different shades of flowers cut out, it’s time we put them together. Get the pearl head pins and pick up two paper flowers in different shades, laying them one on top of the other.
Place the flowers on the polystyrene ball and push the pin into the middle of it. The pearl head will mark the middle of the flower.
Then, pick another two flower shapes and repeat the process. You want to place the flowers close together so the paper covers the entire white polystyrene surface.
Keep going until the entire sphere is covered, with the exception of one area. Usually, polystyrene balls have a round spot where they used to be connected to other balls in the manufacturing process. Leave that area free of flowers.
Step 3: Add the wooden stick
Now that you’re done adding the paper flowers, we need to add the wooden stick too. Push the stick into the ball, right on the same spot we just mentioned.
There you go! Now it looks a bit like an oversized lollypop.
Step 4: Put a bow on it
Next, we need to get that pretty ribbon out and tie it around the wooden stick. Lay down the paper flower ball and push the ribbon under the stick and tie a knot.
Then, wrap up a pretty bow! Make sure you pull it enough so the ribbon doesn’t fall off the stick.
Get the scissors and cut any excess ribbon material here.
Step 5: Decorate the pot
Next, we’ll start working on the small pots. First, get the other ribbon and the pot, as well as the glue. While we usually use hot glue, this time around some a paper glue stick will do just fine. Rub some of the glue over the edge of the pot.
Add the ribbon over the glue. We pressed the ribbon into the middle of the upper edge of the pot, trying to set it equally distanced from the top and bottom of the area.
Measure up the ribbon and make sure the two sides overlap. Cut the excess ribbon and add some more glue, making sure the sides overlap slightly.
Step 6: Create a pot top
Now that the pot is decorated, we need to create a lid. We placed the pot face down over the pink-colored paper and drew in the contour with a pencil. Using the scissors we cut out the circle. Make sure you follow the drawing closely.
Step 7: Put together the pretty paper flower pot
We have all the elements gathered up, so it’s time we go on to the next step.
Use the scissors to push a hole through the middle of the pink paper. Try not to make it too big and also try to make sure the paper doesn’t fold in your hands.
Place the dry foam inside the pot.
Use the glue stick to rub some over the ridge of the pot. Place the pink paper on top of it.
Make sure you press the paper for a bit to make sure it sticks. Since paper glue can be a bit slippery, we also suggest you leave this alone for a minute so the glue sets.
Get the “lollypop” and push the stick through the middle of the paper and into the dry foam.
Ta da!! There we have it! This looks so pretty and we’re sure anyone who receives it will be happy to have it.
You can make a lot of these pretty paper flower balls and gift them to your friends and family too, as a sign of affection on Valentine’s Day. You can customize the design however you want – you can change the color of the papers, get different colored pearl head pins, and so on. Also, if you have different sized polystyrene spheres, that will work great too.
Send us your pics over on social media so we can see your creations and let us know what you think about the design.