No peeking at the bottom! LOL. Here are the steps for making this floral topper.
Start with a large marvy circle punch and punch out one circle...you choose the desired patterned paper:
You will end up punching out a total of 6 circles. Arrange them in a daisy pattern as shown below:
Take a medium sized circle punch and punch out 5 more circles using a different colored cardstock:
Take each piece and fold at an angle the top left and right side as shown:
Begin adhering on top of the base one at a time:
Keep adhering to the base until you've completed another daisy shape entirely:
It gets more fun! I took a chartreuse colored paper and hand cut my own leaf design. I adhered it on top of the orange petals.
Continue with step 7 until you've adhered all the leaves:
Here is where you get to stack all sorts of flowers and embellishments of your choice. I layered two paper florals, one orange polka-dotted and one dark green floral:
Next, I cut out some individual ribbon strips, no longer than 3 inches:
Fold and staple the ends of each ribbon strip as shown. You may use any other type of hand fastener if you like:
Place accordingly on top of the layered flowers:
And the last piece of embellishment I used was a blue floral that I placed and secured on top of the ribbon. Voila! Your hand made flower is finished!
Using a cute little box I found, I tied a fuschia colored ribbon across the center of the box and secured my floral topper. Use a clip or tie to secure your flower.
Here is another view of the box decorated and ready to give to your recipient. I love that pink ribbon! Goes so well on top of that black lid! Gorgeous!