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Learn how to make a simple, handmade floral bouquet greeting card that can be used for birthdays, baby showers, Valentine’s Day, and so on.
If you follow the blog on Facebook, you might have seen that I recently fractured my right hand. While it’s healing up nicely, the fracture has meant that I haven’t been able to do my usual DIY home decor projects.
To keep myself entertained until I can do larger projects again, I decided to make another simple, handmade greeting card.
This card is actually very easy to make. All you really need to do is strategically apply sticky tape. As a result, this card is great if you’re a total card-making novice looking to deceive people into thinking you’re good at making cards.
So, you know, like me.
I mean. Who said that? I’m totally a card making expert. I’m definitely not a random woman fiddling around with paper (and giving myself paper cuts) until something turns out okay.
Below I’ve written a quick tutorial that shows you how to make this simple little card.
DIY floral bouquet greeting card
To make your card, you will need:
- Brown cardstock (I used a 8″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock).
- A paper doily.
- Paper flowers. I used these ones, but they’re weirdly pricey on Amazon (in comparison, I paid $2AUD). Here are some that work out much cheaper per-bloom.
- Jute twine.
- A 2.75″ x 0.6″ rectangle (approx) of white cardstock with a typed or handwritten message. I used Microsoft Word to make mine.
- Sticky tape and scissors.
- Foam mounting tape. This isn’t absolutely necessary, but it gives the card ‘depth’, which I personally really like.
To begin, fold your piece of brown cardstock in half. Set aside.
Next, fold the paper doily so that it forms an upside-down triangle shape. You can do this by folding one side in, then folding the other side over the top. These folds will work as a guide so you can see exactly where you need to stick your paper flowers in the next step.
Unfold your doily. Using the fold lines as a guide, use sticky tape to tape your paper flowers to the inside of the paper doily. I did two rows of flowers to make the bouquet look nice and full.
Once your paper flowers are in place, re-fold the doily, using the previous fold lines as a guide. Tape the doily together with a small piece of sticky tape, then use a piece of jute twine to tie a small bow towards the base of the bouquet.
Add a piece of double-sided foam mounting tape to the back of your white rectangle and your floral bouquet. Using light pressure, press them against your brown cardstock.
And with that, your little handmade greeting card is all finished!