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Mosaic Flower Paper Collage
By Katherine Lamancusa

Main supplies:

  • Wooden gift box with handle
  • DecoArt® acrylic paint – Buttermilk
  • Cardstock in jewel tones – purple, gold, green, red and blue
  • Elmer’s® Shimmer ‘N Shine™
  • Elmer’s® Galactic Glue™ or DecoArt®
  • Liquid Beadz™
  • Seed Beads and Pony Beads

Basic Supplies:

  • 18 gauge stem wire – cut 10 ½” long for large flowers and 7 ½” long for small flowers
  • Green Floral Tape
  • Elmer’s® Washable School Glue Stick
  • Elmer’s® Glue-All®
  • Elmer’s® Rubber Cement
  • 1” sponge brush
  • Small paintbrush
  • FloraCraft ®dry floral foam
  • Moss
  • Plastic knife
  • Wire cutters
  • Fiskars® scissors


  1. Paint the box with Buttermilk paint. Cut 4 red petals, 4 purple petals, 1 gold center and 3 leaves from patterns provided. Using a mixture of 2 parts glue and 1 part water, glue the petals and leaves to the front of the box.
  2. Using the box, trace the bottom square onto blue cardstock and the handle onto gold cardstock. Cut out the square and the handle. Randomly cut into triangles. With the glue and water mixture, glue the blue pieces in between the flower parts and the gold to the handle. Coat the entire front of the box with the mixture. Allow to dry.
  3. Using the plastic knife, cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside the box. Glue to the bottom of the box. Cover the foam with a small amount of moss.
  4. Cut the flower shapes – 3 large flowers, 5 medium flowers and 4 small flowers using the patterns provided. Glue together to form 3 flowers with three layers – large, medium and small. Glue 2 flowers with two layers – medium and small. Brush Shimmer ‘N Shine on the outside petals of each flower. Create the center of each flower by placing a small amount of Galactic Glue or Liquid Beadz in the center and pressing in seed beads and then a pony bead. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  5. Cut large and small leaves using the patterns provided for each size flower. Attach the leaves to wires with floral tape. Use rubber cement to glue the backs of the flowers to the wires. Allow to dry. Insert the completed flowers into the moss covered foam in the wooden gift box.

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