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Wooden Flower - 00 Title


You need a decorative element on a present? I made this flower as decoration for a present.

Tools and Materials:
Wooden Flower - 01 Materials

  • A plane. For example a Stanley No.4.
  • A glue gun with glue sticks.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • A piece of wood.

Instructions:
  1. Set your plane up for creating relative thick shavings. Try to keep the thickness consistent. You will need between 15 and 20 usable pieces. The rest of the scrap wood will be used as a base later.
    Wooden Flower - 02 Plane
  2. Take your pair of scissors and the shavings.
    Wooden Flower - 03 Scissors and Shavings

    Now cut the shape of a petal out of each shaving but instead of a pointy end cut a flat edge which we will used for gluing later. The grain and curl should run along the width of the petal. Do not try to be too accurate. Imperfections and different size will let it look more natural. You will need about 15-20 petals for one flower.
    Wooden Flower - 04 Cut Petals
  3. Next take one of the smaller wooden petals and roll it. This will be the center of your flower. Use a blob of hot glue and stick the first piece to the base. You can cover the base with tape to keep it more simple to separate the flower and the base later.
    Wooden Flower - 05 First Petal

    Then take the next piece and run a beat of glue along the straight edge. Roll this petal around the first one.
    Wooden Flower - 06 Glue on The Straight Edge

    Repeat this with as much petals as you need to get nice big flower. The bigger the flower gets the bigger the petal pieces and the more flat the angle should be. In some cases you can secure the petals with an extra beat of hot glue. Adjust the pieces as you go and as I said imperfection makes it even more realistic.
    Wooden Flower - 07 Glue all Petals
  4. You should finish the flower with spray lacquer to protect it and keep it stable. Otherwise the petals will curl unevenly when the moisture changes. You could also spray it with a colour to get an even more natural look.
  5. In the end you can separate the flower carefully from the base.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
Daniel

I also made a video. Please check out and subscribe:

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That is pretty neat…thanks

Nice video showing how to do it.
 

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Looks fantastic.
I have to try it.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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So clever! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Pretty darn cool, thanks for the how-to.
 

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Well I'll be damned.
 

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Very nice great work. I think I might try one, thanks for the tutorial.
 

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Wow. Looks like it takes a lot of patience. I'll favorite it for later. Don't think it will look as good as yours. Awesome job, thanks for sharing.
 

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I have to admit - I thought you were fooling us with the first picture. It looks so real. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Holy sh*t!! Very nice.
 

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You, good sir, are a genius! I'm totally making some of these for my wife!
 

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Amazing!
 

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Thank you so much for sharing this process.
It is very similar to making a flower using Polymer clay, but out of wood.
Great idea.

Bob.
 

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Nice project! I like it a lot.
 

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You all are welcome! If you make one of your own, I would like to see a picture (on facebook would be the best).
http://www.facebook.com/MightyWood

Thank for all your comments!

Cheers, Daniel!
 

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Very nicely done-thanks for sharing! And, the best part is that these really are made out of wood!
 
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