I’m back with another Dreaming Tree project, this time we’re making anemone flowers in a vase.
My tutorials assume you’ve added all the files to Design Space and saved them as a project. If you’re not sure how to do that, I have a tutorial which will help – How To Download, Unzip & Upload SVG Files
Anemone Flower Vase
You Will Need
- Black card for flower stamens
- Green card for long leaves
- Green card for smaller leaves
- 3 different colours of your choice for the flowers
- Patterned card for the vase
- Plain card for the vase
- 3 x wooden dowel – 4mm diameter, 30 cm long
- Makeup sponge
- Green florist’s tape
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Decorative gems/pearls
- Ribbon – Optional
Cut all the pieces needed using the files from Dreaming Tree.
As usual, there’s a great video of Leo showing you how to put all the pieces together. My tutorial is for those of you who prefer written instructions and lots of photos 🙂
Load the makeup sponge with ink and wipe the excess off on a piece of scrap paper.
Apply the ink to the middle of the petals. How dark the ink is, depends on how you want your flower to look.
Ink the first 3 sets of petals for the first flower. Two of the sets have pointed petals and the third has rounded petals.
Using a dowel, curl the edges by holding the paper between your thumb and the dowel and gently pull the paper down between them.
Put your first set of pointed petals on to the dowel. If you’re using a 4mm piece of dowel, the petal should fit nicely. Don’t push it too far down the dowel, just enough to leave room for the other petals and the stamens to be added.
Put a little bit of glue around the dowel on the first pointed petal.
Stick the second pointed petal to the first. Make sure you offset the petals.
Add the third set of petals, the one with the rounded ends and again, offset them.
Using the dowel, curl the first stamen like you did with the petals.
Do the same with the second stamen piece and glue it to the first, making sure to offset it.
Add the third stamen piece, shaping it as before. Don’t worry about the little bits of hot glue, you can remove them with some tweezers.
Place the black circle piece on to a folded teatowel and use a ball tool to shape it. Press on the circle with the ball tool and use a circular motion to shape it. You want it to have a slight bowl shape
Using a hot glue gun, put some glue on the end of the dowel. Don’t worry if you get little stringy bits of glue, you can remove them using some tweezers.
Stick the black circle to the flower stamens.
Using a dowel, shape the small leaves piece that are going under the flower. The leaves need to bend down, away from the flower.
Add some hot glue to the base of the flower and slide the leaf piece down and stick it to the flower.
This is how it should look.
Cover the dowel with some green florist’s tape. You don’t need to go all the way down because you’ll be adding more when you add each new leaf.
Ink your first leaf piece.
Shape using a dowel then curl it around the dowel to help make it easier to attach to the flower dowel.
It needs attaching to the dowel so that it sits just under the leaves under the flower without touching the small leaves.
Ink and curl 3 leaves.
Attach them to the dowel using florist’s tape where you think they look best.
Repeat the above steps for the other 2 flowers before moving onto the vase assembly.
Get the 5 identical vase pieces and bend all the score lines.
Glue the the bottom side tab to the next vase piece, making sure you glue right to the edge of the tab and line the pieces up as precisely as possible.
Continue gluing the bottom tabs to the next vase piece until all 5 pieces are glued together
Next, glue the 3 small tabs on the left hand piece and stick it to the next piece.
Glue the top tab, making sure the glue goes right to the edge and stick it to the next piece.
Always be as precise as possible when lining up the tabs to glue them.
Continue gluing and sticking all the side tabs to their neighbour pieces.
Fold the base flaps and get the piece of base card ready to stick to to the tabs.
Start by gluing one tab and stick the base piece to the tab. Again, be precise.
Glue the remaining tabs and stand the vase up. Use a piece of dowel to put inside the vase and press the tabs down until they stick.
Get the patterened vase pieces ready to stick o the vase.
There’s a little scoreline at the top of each long vase piece. This is to help you position the patterned piece to the right place on the vase.
Stick the first piece into place; it’s the piece with the decorative cutout.
Continue sticking the other long pieces onto the vase then stick the smaller pieces around the bottom of the vase.
For the top of the vase, there are 5 decorative pieces that need curling into shape. I wrapped them around my Cricut score tool.
Curl all 5 pieces.
On the curled pieces, you can see little cuts. These are to help you stick the curls in the right place. Line them up inside the top of the vase, with the rounded end on the long patterned piece.
Get creative and apply the gems where you like.
Ink the long leaf pieces
Use the dowel to shape the leaves.
Glue the leaves inside the vase to four sides, leaving the front without a leaf.
Put some sand or shredded paper inside the vase and use it to position the three flowers you made earlier.
Here’s another one I made 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make this flower vase, I’d love to see your result; you can post in the Dreaming Facebook group, of which I’m a member 🙂