If you have a hard time keeping fresh flowers alive, this craft is for you! All you need is colorful cardstock, scissors and a few other materials to create a stunning spring bouquet that will last for years to come! Making these flowers might seem a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll find it easier to make hyacinths than to say hyacinths!
- Fiskars Adult Scissors
- Fiskars Paper Cutter
- Colorful Cardstock
- Green Stem Wire
- FloraCraft Vase Insert (to fit in pot)
- Craft Tacky Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
How To Make Paper Hyacinths:
Start with the petals:
Cut a piece of purple paper about 4×11” with the paper cutter and fold it in half longways. Use a pair of scissors to cut slits starting from the folded edge to about a quarter of an inch to the edge. Tip: The closer you cut the slits the smaller the “peddles” will be.
Next take your floral stem and place it on the corner of the unfolded side and add craft glue. Begin to wrap the paper around the wire while adding glue. Take your time while you do this and press the glue down tight. At first it’s a bit tricky, but as you go on you get the hang of it!
Make the stem and leaves:
Hyacinths have thick stems, you could just keep the floral wire as is, but we think adding this next step ties everything together, Make a thicker stem by cutting a piece of paper about 3×11” and rolling it up diagonally. While you roll add a bit of glue. Slide the stem through the wire and add a little glue to the tip to hold everything together. Tip: If you have a ton of random craft materials laying around, use a thick paper straw instead!
Cut out long almond shaped leaves and glue them to the stems with a little bit of craft glue.
You can keep the bouquet with just hyacinths, but adding a few clovers takes this to the next level. Each clover needs three hearts. Cutting out symmetrical hearts can be really tricky.Make a template by folding a piece of paper in half, draw half a heart on the folded seam and cut it out. Place the heart onto the cardstock, trace it and cut it out and repeat.
Glue three clovers together in the center with a hot glue gun. Try your best to add as little glue as possible, but if some spills out, don’t worry, you will paint over it. Glue the cluster of hearts onto a floral stem. Add a little highlight to the clovers by taking a thin brush and painting streaks from the center of the clover going out.
Arrange the bouquet:
Place the FloraCraft at the bottom of your pot. Start arranging with the hyacinths and cut down the floral stems if needed. Then add the clovers, keep the clover stems long and bend them in different directions to create a “wildflower” look.
There are so many different ways you could style these flowers to fit your aesthetic perfectly. You could also change the look of these by changing the colors of the cardstock. However you make these, just enjoy the process!