Tuesday, February 1, 2011

[How-to Tuesday: Accordion Button Flower]

Last Saturday I talked about a Valentine's Day card I made that featured this cute little button flower. [You can view the original post on the card HERE.] Well, today I am going to show you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one. Of course, you can buy one pre-made, like the Eternal Delights Paper Flowers from American Crafts, but this one can be easily customized to whatever style/color you want and is super fun to make. :0)

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook paper or cardstock
Tape adhesive or glue
Dimensional adhesive or glue dots
Circle cutter (if you have one)

[Step 1: Cut out a circle. I cut mine to be about 2 1/2 inches.]

[Step 2: Cut a slit halfway into the circle. Then begin folding the entire circle "accordion-style" as shown. You can make these folds as large or as small as you want.

[Step 3: Once you have finished folding, your circle will look something like this. Notice it's only a half circle.]

[Step 4: Repeat the first 3 steps again to make another folded half-circle.]

[Step 5: Glue & adhere both half circles together, intertwining the folds, to form a full circle as shown.]

[Step 6: Adhere a button with a dimensional adhesive or glue dot in the center of the circle. Voila! A fun accordion button flower! Perfect for embellishing cards, scrapbook pages, or you can even make them into a magnet by adhering a little magnetic strip on the back. The possibilities are endless!]

[I will be linking this up to these linky parties!]



  1. These are really cute : )

  2. Very cute!

  3. Isn't this the cutest thing? thanks for tutorial. Linda

  4. I just love this super fun card! The colors are just fab!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  5. You make it look easy enough that I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have never seen them made that way, but I love it! What a great tutorial.

  7. Love this! Thank you for making this so clear and easy for us!

  8. Thanks for sharing how to do this! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!


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