Anders KrusbergMartha Stewart Living, April 2010
Cut card stock into 5-inch squares. Fold a square in half, then fold in half again. Open square, and crease diagonally, reversing direction of fold; repeat to make another diagonal crease.
Fold square back up along original creases. Trace petal template onto square.
Cut out along open edges. Snip off a tiny bit of pointed tip; unfold flower.
With an unused pencil eraser and green ink, stamp small marks at indents on each petal.
Use a starburst-style stamp to mark center. Cut out leaves from green card stock. Secure flowers and leaves to branches with clear craft glue.
Card stock in white and green
Dogwood petal template
Clear craft glue
We picked a new faux bloom this season. Four-petaled paper dogwood flowers offer a way to enjoy spring year-round. Making them calls for basic folds and cuts -- no pruning required. Stamp on the details, affix to a branch, and display in a vase or on a table as an everlasting centerpiece.