Make This DIY Floral Backdrop!

Hi, this is Cristina Riches from Bird's Party, and I'm so excited to be guest posting here today and sharing how to make this gorgeous floral backdrop!

Floral backdrops have been trending for a few years now and, as you can see, they're ideal to use to decorate parties, weddings and events. But they're also fabulous as a piece of art for a nursery, bedroom or anywhere in your home.

The Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine is my secret to making these sorts of decorations in a faster, neater and more effortless way!

How to make the Daisy

For each 11 1/2" Daisy, you'll need ten sheets of cardstock for the petals and one sheet for the centers.

Fold each sheet in half along the width and position the dies as shown below.

Die-cut eight large petals and 16 small petals out of any color cardstock in your selection.

Die-cut three centers out of a contrasting color cardstock.

Use the Crease & Curl Tool to curl the petals and centers.

Assemble the petals and centers together as shown with hot glue.

Assemble the Daisy and adhere with hot glue.

Repeat for other color combinations and sizes until you have enough to cover your canvas.

How to make the Dahlia:

For each 12" Dahlia, you'll need six sheets of cardstock for the petals and one sheet for the centers.

Fold each sheet in half along the width and position the dies as shown below.

Die-cut four petals out of any color cardstock in your selection. Die-cut four centers out of a contrasting color cardstock.

Use the Crease & Curl Tool to curl the petals and centers.

Assemble the petals and centers together as shown with hot glue.

Assemble the Dahlia and adhere with hot glue.

Repeat for other color combinations and sizes until you have enough to cover your canvas.

How to assemble the backdrop:

Arrange the flowers onto your canvas, slightly overlapping them to cover the entire space and a little over the edges of the canvas.

Die-cut the Large Stems out of green and sage green cardstock.

Use the Large Stems to cover any gaps between each flower and around the edges of the canvas.

Once you're happy with the positioning of the flowers and stems, use hot glue to adhere everything to the canvas.

Hang your canvas where desired.

I hope you enjoy this project and feel inspired to re-create it for your next party, event or for your home!

Visit me at Bird's Party blog for more creative party ideas and fun crafts!

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