How to get free templates?
All the free templates are placed as the little pink links at the end of the material list of each post.
When you click on it, you will go right to my Google drive and get the PDF file. If you want to have SVG or any other format files, just drop me a request.
How to make a beautiful craft?
The secret is simple: be precise as much as you can, with your cutting, folding, curving, gluing…
Although the materials are simple, the appropriate tools and glue will help you much much faster and get better results.
Keep practicing and observing, you will find that your second craft will much better than the first one.
Now I’m quite familiar with flower making, but I still have to practice at least 2-3 flowers before shooting any tutorial 🙂
What basic materials to use for paper crafting with DreamyPosy.com?
Materials to make paper flowers
For making the flower from plain printer paper, ordinary color paper, coffee filter and tissue paper…
I found that we have different paperweight of printer paper, from 17lbs (64gsm), 20lbs (75gsm), 21lbs (80gsm) to 24lbs (90gsm).
For the flowers have thick petals or larger size flower, I recommend to use #21lbs or #24lbs paper.
For the giant paper flower, please consider to use cardstock.
As my experience, the best color for flower making from printer paper is pastel chalk, and for a coffee filter is watercolor.
Here are the common papers I use:
and common tools to make paper flowers:
You might know that I have shared some tutorials to make the flower from 4mm rope paper (twisted paper), thin foam paper (<1mm thickness).
For glue, I used Glue Gun for where that needs to dry quickly and white glue for any place that needs to be a perfect attach.
For floral wire, I usually use wire gauge#20 or #19 for branch making, green paper clothed wire #24 for leaf making, white cloth Covered Stem Wire 26 Gauge for stamen making.
Materials to make the 3D paper module, paper mask, gift box, paper vase.
For all kind of these papercrafts, the paperweight will depend on the size of the crafts.
For example, the 3D paper shoe could be made from printer paper. But the paper from 200gsm to 300gsm is recommended.
For glue, you could consider to use the glue stick, spray glue, 2 side tape, transparent adhesive tape, white glue, Tacky glue…
Should you need further question, feel free to leave me a comment. I would be more than happy to answer.