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Paper Flower Basic Tools
A glue gun is essential for attaching the petals and leaves of your flowers together. Make sure to choose a glue gun that fits your hands comfortably and that holds a standard-sized glue stick.
You will need a variety of glue sticks to create different effects with your flowers. Paper Luv recommends using a book binding glue, as it is strong and dries clear.
A good pair of scissors is essential for cutting the paper petals and leaves of your flowers. Make sure to choose a pair of scissors that is sharp and comfortable to use. For small cuts, use a smaller pair of scissors. For large bulky projects, use large scissors. Fringe scissors are also a helpful tool for making lots of little cuts together.
Rolling Paper Cutter
A cutter is perfect for cutting straight lines. It is easiest to use a metal ruler when cutting with a cutter.
A scoring tool is perfect for making grooves on the paper to bend it. It can also double as a tool for curling petals or leaves.
Curing tool or quilling tool
A curing tool or quilling tool can be used to curl the edges of paper. This will give your petals a crisp and clean look.
A scraper is helpful for removing projects from a Cricut mat. It can also be used to curl the edges of paper in a pinch.
Masking tape is a perfect temporary hold for your flowers while you are figuring out the placement or how you want them to blossom.
Craft glue is a versatile glue that can be used for a variety of projects. Paper Luv recommends using a book binding glue, as it is strong and dries clear.
Craft molding mat
A craft molding mat is a non-stick surface that can be used to apply pressure to the paper without damaging your table or workplace.
Large cutting board
A large cutting board is perfect for downsizing some large paper into the perfect leaf or petal size. It will also give you a stable surface to work on.
Cricut device (optional)
A Cricut device can be used to cut out paper shapes quickly and easily. This can save you time and energy, so that you can focus on just arranging the petals without having to cut everything out by hand. You can even buy templates of flowers from your favorite paper flower crafter.
Other Helpful Tools
In addition to the top items listed above, there are a few other tools that can be helpful for making paper flowers. These include:
Wire can be used to create the stems of your flowers.
Flower tape is a thin, adhesive tape that can be used to cover the wire stems of your flowers.
Glitter can be used to add a touch of sparkle to your flowers.
Paint can be used to color your flowers or to create a variety of effects.
Markers can be used to add details to your flowers.
With these paper flower basic tools, you can create beautiful paper flowers that will add a touch of elegance to any occasion.
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