Photo by Serena Olivieri
- 2 sheets of paper (solid and vellum)
- little brush
[editor’s note]: Serena originally created this tutorial for a spring guide that I planned on releasing on Discover Paper, but unfortunately never go around to completing the guide, at least in time to finish it this spring!
Check out the original sneak peek of this DIY over on Serena’s blog which has been quite popular in the tumblr-sphere already.
1. Draw and cut the shapes out as I did on the sheets.
2. Start with the biggest floral shape and bend the ends toward their centers.
3. Glue loose vellum petals petals to the biggest floral shape.
4. Glue all the shapes together, from the biggest to smallest.
5. For the pistil, roll the dented piece of paper and leave the last dent out, leaving it laying horizontally. You’ll glue the rest on it.
6. Glue the leaves (vellum blades) to the base of the flower.
7. Voila, you have a beautiful water lily.