Hello, my name is Michele, and I am a paper addict. As a former scrapbooker, I still find myself drawn to paper in a serious way. It is definitely the supply I keep the most of in my craft space. I love it because it is so versatile. There are SO many fun things you can do with just paper! Like create a chic farmhouse-style DIY paper flower banner. Follow along to learn how to make your own!
To keep with the farmhouse theme, I selected the Neutrals pack of Core’dinations paper. It has a lot of shades of browns and grays. And you can see below the great texture that the paper has.
Follow the directions on the Flower Punch Board to cut the paper into strips and create the flowers you need. It’s super simple to use, and you can create flowers in 7 different sizes which is perfect for layering.
Fold the paper to create the flower and use double-sided adhesive to keep the ends together. Here I made flowers in the small, extra small, and extra extra small sizes which range is size from 3-5″ wide.
Stack the flowers smallest to largest. Use some of the scrap paper from making the flowers to cut 2 circles, roughly 2″ in diameter. Punch a hole in the center of each of them. Cut slits all around one of the circles.
Place the circle with the slits on top of the stack of flowers and the solid circle in the back. Thread a brad through all of the paper layers and open it at the back to keep it in place and hold the flower together. Ruffle the slits to give them dimension on the flower. You can also use the rolling tool that comes with the Flower Punch Board to curl the flower petals.
To me, a farmhouse look has a little wear and tear to it. It’s not pristine, it’s cozy and worn in. So I lightly sanded all of the flower petals to bring out some of the “core” color under the Core’dinations papers. These papers are perfect for something like this because of the color change. You can see the difference between the non-sanded (left) and sanded (right) flowers below.
You can also lightly sand the slit paper in the center to give it a less-than-perfect look with tons of contrast.
I made 3 of the larger flowers in black, gray, and white, rotating which color was which size flower. I also made 2 flowers in two shades of the brown paper, using only the two smallest size flowers.
To create a backdrop for the flowers, and an easy way to hang them, I cut banners out of two more pieces of the paper pack. The larger ones are 6×6″ and the smaller are 5×5″. I also lightly sanded them to give them a worn look to match the flowers.
Adhere the flowers to the center of the papers and use a hole punch in the top two corners to make a place to thread the twine through. Alternate threading the large and small flowers onto the twine.
This farmhouse chic DIY paper flower banner is perfectly at home in a farmhouse style kitchen or dining room!