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Here are some useful tools for making paper flowers:

  • Piercing mat and piercing tool – a foam mouse mat will work just as well, but make sure that it’s one of the thicker ones.
  • Wooden skewer – for rolling petals
  • Embossing stylus – mine is from my Stampin Up Simply Scored scoreboard – for shaping small petals and for creating veins on leaves
  • Ball tools – (blue) these are from my local cake decorating shop and cost about $5 or $6 each – for shaping petals of different sizes
  • Mellon baller! – yes, I tried using this before I got my ball tools, and it will do if you can’t get your hands on the ball tools.
  • Tweezers – for holding tiny pieces while gluing.
  • Bone folder (not shown) – also for breaking the fibres of cardstock and shaping petals.

Over the next several posts I will be showing some closer shots of the flowers I’ve been making, and listing the supplies used to make them.