Fall is near, so it’s the perfect time to unveil a brand-new flower! This Cardstock Snake’s Head Fritillary (say that three times fast!) will make a unique and eye-catching addition to your paper flower collection. The bold purple and white blooms of this exciting flower make quite a statement and will take your fall decor to the next level.
The intricate construction of this flower makes it ideal for advanced crafters. You’ll want to have your needle nose tweezers handy for gluing together the small petals of your flower. We recommend a cutting machine for this project, but you’re welcome to cut your pieces out by hand. Once you’ve gathered your materials, scroll down to the tutorial below.
Ready To Strike!
The “snake’s head” flower gets its name from the snakelike appearance of its buds as they nod upon their long stems. Native to Europe, these striking flowers grow in shades of white and purple with a lovely checkered pattern. Rare in the wild, snake’s head fritillaries are widely used as an ornamental flower and are very popular in stylized gardens.
For our cardstock snake’s head fritillary, we used our cardstock in Concord and Muslin with corresponding colored pencils to achieve the snake’s head’s distinctive look. I can see this arranged in an elegant centerpiece or, more simply, with just one or two sweetly drooping stems.
We’d love to see your snake’s head fritillary when you’re finished. Be sure to upload a photo to our crafters’ community or on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Kai 5″ Detail Scissors
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Lia Griffith Cardstock — Concord Jam, Muslin, Grasshopper, and Yellow Corn
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Cypress
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Colored Pencils — Mulberry, Chartreuse, and Cream
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