FloraCraft Paper Clip Flowers

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by Craft Marketing Connections Design Team

FloraCraft Paper Clip Flowers

The FloraCraft Paper Clip Flowers brings a little bit of spring beauty with it - no matter where it goes!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow objects being painted to dry completely before proceeding. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    In a well-ventilated, newspaper-covered area (inside box) spray jar with two coats White.
  • 3
    Wrap assorted color rubber bands around jar and place at desired angles.
  • 4
    Cut foam brick to so that it fits inside jar. Hot glue bottom of brick and insert into jar.
  • 5
    Paint 25 of the 2 inch paper clips Violet, 25 of the 2 inch paper clips Blue Sky and 25 of the 2 inch paper clips Holiday Green. Paint 25 of the 1 inch paper clips Violet, 25 of the 1 inch paper clips Blue Sky and 25 of the 1 inch paper clips Holiday Green. Make sure you follow the instructions on the can to ensure smooth, even coverage.
  • 6
    Set paper clips beside Styrofoam balls as follows: Large Violet, small Blue Sky; large Blue Sky; small Holiday Green; large Blue Sky, small Holiday Green; large Holiday Green, small Violet. Note that paper clips cover the front halves of the styrofoam balls. (None are on the back.)
  • 7
    For the first ball, insert about 1/4 inch of one large clip into top of ball with both loops of clip showing. Continue inserting large clips, 1/4 inch apart, going all around ball. In front of first row of large clips, insert second row, staggered, and radiating out from ball, going all around ball.
  • 8
    Similarly, insert small paper clips in staggered rows, radiating out from ball, going all around ball, until center area is filled in.
  • 9
    Repeat steps 8 and 9 for two other balls.
  • 10
    For stems, tip each ball so that paper clips are angled up slightly and insert colored pencil in bottom of each ball. Remove and apply dot of hot glue to hold. Insert ends of pencils into foam in jar.
  • 11
    Add any remaining large Holiday Green paper clips into top of foam in jar, to fill area, resembling grass.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • FloraCraft Desert Foam Design It 3 inch x 4 inch x 9 inch Brick Green 104183731
  • FloraCraft Styro Cutter Plus 104183609
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint White 104180266
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Violet 104180260
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Holiday Green 104180261
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Blue Sky 104180276
  • Ball Mason Jar Quart Smooth 104179536
  • 2 inch Paper Clips (75)
  • 1 inch Paper Clips (75)
  • Colored Pencil Blue
  • Colored Pencil Orange
  • Colored Pencil Green
  • Tulip Rubber Bands Assorted Colors 104550851
  • Old Newspapers and Large Cardboard Box (for spraying)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928