Today, we wanted to share this beautiful layout and technique with you. This layout comes to us from Janice Hobbins of Edmonton, AB and features a fabulous accordion flower. We asked Janice to walk us through the steps necessary to create one just like it.

Spring layout by Janice Hobbins

IT’S SPRING by Janice Hobbins, Edmonton, AB

Here are the steps:

1. Cut a strip of paper approx. 12″ in length (the width depends on the size of flower you desire). This strip is about 1″ wide. The flower on my layout is about 3/4″ wide.

2. Fold the strip accordion style; the folds should be about 3/16″ in width. The smaller the width, the flatter your flower will be.

3. Glue both ends together. I use good liquid glue that will hold.

4. Once the glue is dry, press the flower together so that the inside edges touch and then glue the inside. I use a glue gun, but glue dots also work.

5. Glue a button in the center. I used a Sassafras Lass threaded button.

6. Sand the edges lightly if you like a distressed look.

7. For a different look, you can clip the edges. I just squeeze a couple of folds together and snip the corner at an angle.