Sunday, June 19, 2011

{Tutorial} Paper Ranunculus Flower - Free Download!

I am SUPER excited about today's post, and not just because I've been working on perfecting it for the past two days, but because i think I have something truly special to share with you guys. If you've been following my page,  or even if you've poked around a bit, you'll have seen that I have a number of tutorials on tissue paper flowers, and centerpieces, etc. I love tissue paper, and how easy it is to work with. Well, while browsing some of the many websites I frequent, I came across this post in Emmaline Bride that showcased paper ranunculus flowers made by Sunny & Stumpy. They are beautiful! Look at them! And they're made out of paper!


Naturally, my first thought was, I can totally make that! I looked online and was a bit disappointed that there weren't any templates to be found. This meant I was going to have to make one myself. So, I searched for a a good picture of a ranunculus that I thought I could duplicate. I found this:


And a couple templates and variations later, I came up with this:



That's pretty darn close if I do say so myself! And of course, I can't not share! Continue on to find the instructions on how to assemble this beautiful flower, as well as instructions as to how you go about getting the Silhouette template download.

The Template
I've provided free access to this template to all subscribers. To become a subscriber you just need to "Follow" my blog through Google Friend Connect or your preferred RSS feed (you'll find the widget to join to the left of this post), then access my blog feed through your Google Reader or other RSS feed. Each post will have an additional link at the bottom of the post that says "Subscriber Only Downloads and Templates!" Click on this link and you'll be taken to a subscriber only page on my blog where you'll find the download links. One of the many benefits to being a D.I.Y. or Don't! fan!  Template provided when you follow the link in the materials list!

**Note: if you have ANY issues locating the downloads, let me know, I'll be happy to provide you with the link! Also, the full template is provided in .studio format but I've also JPEG  the basic petal shape, which you can use to print in 7 different sizes to create a flower in your desired size. Recommended sizes provided for a 4" bloom.**

How to Make

Materials Used:
Ranunculus Template
4 sheets 65lb 8/11.5" cardstock
Hot Glue
1 Floral Pin
1 Floral Stem
Floral Tape

Instructions:
1) Using the Silhouette, cut out all four pages of petals and sort by size. There are 7 sizes.


2) Prep each flower by sculpting each petal. I kind of "roll" each petal between my fingers and thumbs from the base of each petal to the tip so that it curls inwards and then pinch the top of each petal together about 4 or 5 times. The pinching creates creases. Refer to picture to see what it should look like when you've "prepped" the petal.

3) Once you've prepped all the floweres, take the floral pin and apply a bit of hot glue on the underside of the head. Choose the smallest petal and stick the floral pin through it so that the petals curl around the head of the pin. See photo.

4) Now you're forming the inside center of the flower. Curl all the petals up towards the center, overlapping each petal in an over-under pattern. This means that one side of each petal will be over the petal next to it and the other side will be under the petal next to it. Hold the flower in place and carefully use a dab of hot glue under the overlapping side of each petal and press down so that the petals stay together in their shape. See photo.

5) Placing a dab of hot glue on the underside of the bud you just formed, slide on the next petal. This petal should be the same size as the first petal. Make sure to line up the petals so that the crease that was formed between 2 petals of the first cutout falls in the middle of a petal on the second cutout. In essence, you're attempting to stagger each layer so that the petals don't align with each other.

6) Repeat step 4 for the first 6 petals. After the 6th petal your bud should look like this.


7) The remaining petals undergo the same process, the only difference being where you place the hot glue. In the first six petals you were placing it under the overlapping petals so that the petals would stick down onto the petal next to them. After the 6th petal you'll be placing the glue at the base of the underside of the petal and pressing it up towards the center. Doing this will give the appearance of the flower in bloom and not in a bud form. Continue in the same "over-under" overlapping pattern for each petal. See photo (I apologize for the fact it's blurry, I was having a hard time holding the flower and getting a good shot of the glue).


8) After you've finished gluing your last petal on take your floral stem tape the end of the floral stem and the floral pin together. Wrap the floral tape all the way down the bottom of the pin. The strength of the floral pin adds stability.

9) Et Voila! You have now assembled a beautiful paper ranunculus. Make a few more, or stick it in a bud vase and enjoy!



Where to Buy

Shameless Self Promotion Time! I have added these flower kits to my Etsy shop! You can purchase for self-assembly or add on an assembly package and I'll put it together for you! Check out my shop here :)

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90 comments:

Sarah@everydayeasy said...

love it! now i just need a silhouette :)

Sarah M. said...

Sarah, I promise you, it'll be the best crafting purchase you've ever made! Well, perhaps second only to your sewing machine;)

AmieAnn said...

These are sooo pretty! Love the softness and realistic look of your flowers.. Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

Ladybird Ln said...

These are so pretty... I have a friend who was recently married, and is allergic to flowers, so this would have been perfect!

Guess what, your link #56 was randomly selected.. So I would love for you to be the Blog of the Week on my blog! If you would like to you will need to write a short post about your blog some of your favorite projects etc, and I will feature it at my Weekend Show-off party, and feature your button on my blog for the week! Email me to let me know if you are interested!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

WOW! What beautiful patterns! Thank you for providing a template too! I want to make a whole vase of these for a centerpiece. So happy I got a silhouette for Christmas! I'm now a follower. :)

Just Jaime said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Dama das camélias said...

So great!! I meet you on DIY SHOW, and i love this flower, seems so easy... i want make one for me.
Thanks

XX

Laura said...

I can't wait to do a few for my house. Thanks for the tutorial.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

Thanks so very much for sharing, saw a tutorial for sale for $40, can you believe that? And would love to see you at my Sunday (thru Wednesday) crafty linking party, please join us!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Wow, I love the paper ranunculus! Beautiful!
Thank you also for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! :)
I hope you're having a fabulous week!
xoxo,
Vanessa

creativejewishmom/sara said...

gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! I just shared some giant paper flowers on my blog that I made using another technique, but I think making these very large could be amazing too! Hope to see you again at the party!

Vixen said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. Came to check yours out too.. I LOVE your blog!! Awesome job. I'm a new follower and I'm loving all of your projects! This paper flower is insanely good.

Karen said...

So cute! I love your blog!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog I appreciate your comments!! Have a great week!

G and H said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! I have an obsession with DIY flowers, and this might be one of my very favorites! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Sarah M. said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so happy that you guys like the project, ya'll make it so rewarding to share:)

Jessica said...

I'm not finding the template download for this flower :(

Sarah M. said...

Jessica, I messaged you directly, let me know if you still have problems!

cursivearts said...

That is absolutely awesome! Beautiful tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I can't find the download either. What am I doing wrong?

Juli said...

These are my favorite flowers, and you did so good recreating them! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks! -Juli
ahenandherchicks.blogspot.com

Sarah M. said...

Thanks again everyone! I'm so happy that you guys like it!!

@Anonymous- Please refer to the instructions within the post to find the template. I've found that people who don't generally browse through their blogs with an RSS reader have some difficulty. You have to "follow" by blog first. Once you do, if you access the blog through either good reader or your chosen rss feed reader, you'll see an added link at the very bottom of the post that says "Subscriber Only." If you still have difficulites after this, message me directly and I'll email you the link to the subscriber page.

Cheers!

Martha said...

Wow they look great! I love rananculus in 'real life' too but mine always die, maybe this is the answer! :)

Maggie said...

I luv luv this flower is there an svg version?

Would luv for our readers to discover this.
please add it to our linking party here
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Sarah M. said...

Maggie, thanks for the invite! I'll be by shortly ;) As for an .svg version, I'm afraid there is not. Though I'd gladly do it if I the silhouette software could!

Maggie said...

Sarah,
thanks for the answer, I'm not able to find the download?
Thanks
Maggie

Sarah M. said...

Maggie, I'm sorry you're having difficulty locating the link! Are you viewing the post through your RSS reader (such as google reader)? The link will be visible at the bottom of the post when viewed through an RSS reader, but isn't visible from the main blog. It's a bit confusing but the only way to set it up so that only subscribers have access.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

These are SO realistic! Just beautiful! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Jessica Stewart said...

Cant find the link did all the things listed in the instructions. Could you send me the link I am following through goggle. I Cant find the link at the bottom of the page, even after I log in through the link in my own blog. Please Help!

Sarah M. said...

Absolutely! I'm sorry you're having difficulty. What's your email? Or, if you're uncomfortable posting that, send me a quick note to sarah@diyordont.com and I'll forward you the link!

Monica said...

Sarah! These are AWESOME! I have been looking for REALISTIC paper flowers for my wedding and this looks something right up my alley!!! Can you send me the link to the template? I don't have googlereader. monicarmm@gmail.com

Once again, AWESOME!

Sarah M. said...

Of Course Monica! I'll send it right over.

majekmom said...

I so love these...look almost like peony's. I am a follower, but can't see the link to the template...any chance you can help me out?? thanks so much!
Kerry

Sarah M. said...

Sure think Kerry! Have you viewed the post through a RSS Feed reader (such as google reader, feedburner etc)? When you access it through the feedreader, there will be a link at the very bottom of the post that says "Subscriber Only Templates and Downloads!"

Mandy said...

Sarah,

I am following you via e-mail and I have tried other methods as well to acquire the free template. Do you mind e-mailing it to me since I'm having difficulties? I have all my supplies, just need the template! My e-mail address is mandmadewithlove@gmail.com.

Thanks so much!

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow, Sarah, those are positively exquisite!!

So glad Carlee sent me your way!

New follower and fan,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

Sarah M. said...

Thanks Jenn! I'm glad you found your way here as well! I'm thrilled you like what you see, I hope you'll visit again soon:)

Cheers!

Sarah M.

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

I found you via Isharecrafts & what a great tutorial!

I am a new follower :)

Amanda

www.frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I just started following you and would love to use this template...but I'm kind of computer dumb and can't find the link??? (I got to your site through my blogspot RSS feed)What am I doing wrong?

Sarah M. said...

Jen, I'm sure you're not doing anything wrong, you might just not know where to look ;-) Email me at sarah@diyordont.com and I'll send you the direct link.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that! where were these great tutorials when i was gtting married! could have saved lots of money! :) seriously beautiful!

zimbeline said...

The flowers are beautiful and it's a beautiful tutorial. I feel ridiculous, but I don't know what a .studio extension is and how to use the templates. Are they the same as the .jpg file included? Or is there some way I can have access to a different file type? Thank you so much.

Sarah M. said...

@zimbeline- The .studio files are the files used by the Silhouette electronic cutter. The Jpeg is the file that can be used by anyone that doesn't own a Silhouette. To my knowledge, there is no other software that is capable of reading the .studio files, but I may be wrong there. Sorry for the delayed response!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Sarah-

You are so amazing at papercrafts!

Jen said...

I am trying really hard to find where the link is to get the pattern, but I cannot find it! I subscribed to just about everything I could, and I accessed the page through my RSS reader..please help!

Sarah M. said...

Happy to Jen! What's your email, I'll forward you the link :)

Jen said...

galbraith_jen@yahoo.com Thank you so much!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh sara! you are the best (and prettiest) thing i've seen in a long time and holy moly! your talent far exceeds your years (i'm sure). thank you for sharing. i am totally awed by your creations!

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store

Anonymous said...

love the flowers Sarah. I have tried very unsuccessfully to find the download, can you help me out? jno1baker@aol.com
Thanks

Susie Little said...

Beautiful work, so life like too! xx

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I've tried several times to find the download but I can't. I've subscribed via Google Reader, but it still isn't working. :( Can you send me the link at paige.stevens865@gmail.com? Thanks!!!

roxana said...

Hello, please forward the link to me as well.

roxana.chita@gmail.com

Sheeba Asariah said...

i also have followed ur blog but did not get the tutorial could you pls forward it to chandnis80@yahoo.com
thanx

Jen said...

I contacted you a little while ago about getting the link, I haven't received it yet. I am very excited to get started, so you think you could send it? Thanks!

Frajla said...

Greetings form BG! I love DIY projects and I think your blog is amaizing. Thank you for sharing your talent :)!

A & K said...

I subscribed and I can't find the link either! Could you please send it to me: classiclysophisticated@gmail.com

cindy4unc said...

I've also subscribed and am unable to find the link to download the template. Very anxious to get started on your gorgeous flowers. Please send the link ASAP please! :)
cindy4unc@roadrunner.com

Unknown said...

I'm also having problems with the template link. Could you please send via email: abbabrinax5@gmail.com

Lynne said...

Hi, thanks for the chance to make such a beauty but I can't find any link although I've subscibed. Can you direct me please? Thanks Lynne x

Sarah M. said...

@Lynne, I'd be happy to forward you the link directly if you've been unable to locate the link through your RSS feed, what's your email address?

alanna. said...

I can't find the link for this DIY! Please email me? roxypacific0321[at]yahoo.com

Alia Dalwai said...

Hi!
I'm your new follower!
I loved these flowers! I used to make flowers for craft flowers when I was in school. I am so gonna make some more now. Thanx for sharing this with us!
Do visit my blog too when u have the time and follow it if you like!
Alia
http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com

just jayma said...

Thanks so much for this! I went through the same thing recently, looking for a template for the ranunculus! The one I came up with was very similar to yours, but I couldn't get it to turn out right! Thanks for your help and instructions!

Rachel said...

As in line with the a few other comments, I do not have the link to the download shown on the page that i am viewing through my blog reader. Any chance you can send it to me?

Thanks a bunch! Rachel

Sarah M. said...

@Rachel, I'd love to! Just send me a quick email at sarah@diyordont.com, or just post your address here I'll I'll send it right over:)

Marilyn (marilynw@rogers.com) said...

Hi Sarah~ I have been looking for this type of flower for years for a 1 stem flower stand that I have..... I can't locate the template even though I subscribed to your blog...

Elvi said...

I love the flowers, so pretty! Though I have to say the petals looks awfully familiar to those on grossgrain blog ... http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/09/poppy-boutonniere-tutorial-and-giveaway.html

Sarah M. said...

Elvi, you're right! I honestly have never seen this project, but I can imagine that many crafters come to similar solutions when trying to create similar projects. My pattern started with only 3 petals, but that turned out to make a better rose than a ranunculus (and is the foundation for my rose tutorial). I'm curious now which flower would emerge with four petals.... ;)

Marlu said...

I love those flowers. I must tell my future DIL

Cathleen said...

I'm having some trouble locating the templates. A little help?

Bethany said...

I'm having trouble finding the template as well. Is there anyway you could email it to me?

bhayes3@liberty.edu

thanks!

Sarah M. said...

Cathleen, if the instructions above aren't doing it for you, please provide your email address and I'll gladly forward you the link:)

Natalie said...

LOVE THIS! I am your newest HAPPIEST follower! Your blog is SO up my alley! :)

Natalie from
NatSprat.blogspot.com

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love love LOVE this! I can't even believe I've never seen your blog before - I just love it! I'm your newest follower!

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous tutorial!!

Aubree said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I have converted your template to work with my Silhouette machine and can't wait to make a flower!

Anna said...

I dont own a silhouette so hoping I can do this by hand. Thank you for the great tutorials. My son is getting married this Spring and Ive been lucky enough to be asked to help decorate!

taswann said...

I love this, the colour, the shape, the cheery craftiness. Thanks for the great tutorial, will do very soon.

ana said...

thank you for an awesome tutorial! do you have a specific website that you order your paper from? also, is it a 65lb card stock you are using?

thank you!

Gramma Jean said...

I love these flowers. I can imagine them in the many colors of ranunculus. I've been working on spiral roses this week and have completed a wreath. Now I'm on to these beauties. Thanks so much for the tutorial and pdf.

paperpleased said...

thank you so much for this tutorial! here's what i made of it :)
http://paperpleased.blogspot.com/2012/04/wallpaper-flowers.html

Philomenia said...

Wow! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been looking so long for one that shows how to make a Ranunculus. I will have a try on some flowers made of fabric! Hope it works.

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Loisina said...

do you think you could make a video tutorial??

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Mark Bintuu said...

Excellent use of tissue papers to make flowers. Your tutorials are really amazing.

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Chanee' said...

I totally can't get to the download. I clicked the link but it takes me to something that says I have to pay? Could you help me out? Thanks tons. It's beautiful BTW!

Jassica Mody said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You really know how to put a beautiful handmade ideas , thanks for sharing it with us

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