Buddleia Flower w/mini-tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a little something different to share and would like to show you how to make a “Buddleia” flower : )  The “Buddleia” is more commonly known as the Butterfly Bush.

The color of these flowers are so vibrant and I think they just scream Summer!Butterfly-Box

Here is a closer look at the flowers


So now for the fun ……..

Oh, before we begin, here is a photo of what the flower looks like in real life:


First, using the dies shown from B188 – Embellishment #2 you will need to cut quite a few of each since these flowers are small and depending how long you want each flower will dictate how many you will need.  I used on average about 20-22 for each stem.  I decided to do a Purple outside with a Yellow center.  A pipe cleaner is what I used as the base for the flower.


After you have all pieces cut you can start to assemble by cupping each of the pieces and I used my Glossy Accents as a glue to attach the 2 pieces together.


Starting at the top of the pipe cleaner attach the flowers 1 by 1 making sure that you have them close together.  Good glue is very important and since these are small the Crafters Tools that Cheery Lynn Designs sells are perfect.


To finish the flowers off I used the B119 – Tropical Leaves.  I cut and separated the leaves so they were mostly individual and glued them as desired to the pipe cleaner.

As a final step in finishing the flower off, wrap the bottom of the pipe cleaner in Floral Tape to cover the pipe cleaner to make it look more realistic.


I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.  Stay tuned for more : )

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B119 – Tropical Leaves
B160 – Queen Anne’s Lace Border
B188 – Embellishment #2
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
D138 – Mini Dimensional Butterflies w Angel Wings
DL112A – Small Angel Wing
XL-10 – Coved Rectangle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Back to Nature (add a butterfly, dragonfly, hummingbird, etc)!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Rhedd and Rosies – Vintage/Shabby
Make it Monday #134
Crafts and me Challenges – Challenge 127 – SPRING FLOWERS

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

14 responses »

  1. These are absolutely beautiful so life like. Thankyou for the tutorial. I will be having a go at making these for sure. Hugs Mrs A.


  2. ABSOLUTELY GORRRRGEOUS Joann, I loooove the frame how just some of it is has a design the rest is plain, oh my goodness all those butterflies and hummingbirds, its outstanding as all of your work is, you are the 3D Queen, I don’t own any die cuts or the machine to cut them LOL, some day:):). Thanks so much for sharing the gorgeous creation you have made, have a wonderful day…


  3. Wow this is stunning love how you have showcased these gorgeous flowers. Thanks for the mini tutorial and for all your inspiration. I’m going to give these a goes someday . Marilyn


  4. What an awesome creation and tutorial. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.



  5. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I have most of the dies to make the flower and am always happy to see a new way to use the dies I have..
    I have a Butterfly Bush and love the flowers.
    Thanks again,


  6. Oh Joann this is simly amazing! And I love the Tutorial! Judy x


  7. What a beautiful flower Joann, and fabulous tutorial.I love your project with all the other details, just gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


  8. Oh my is that ever just Gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing how you made the flowers!!


  9. I love your entry.The vintage frame is gorgeous. Beautifully created Buddlia and your layout is stunning.I do love your attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd and Rosies. I must say our winners badge looks fabulous here on your blog.



  10. Wow this is a gorgeous frame, thank you for the tutorial and joining in Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx


  11. Debbie Brownmiller

    Wow Joann. These flowers are amazing. Very creative


  12. Gretchen Wilson

    Gorgeous is all I’m going to say.


  13. Oh, Joann . . . your beautifully layered flowers look fabulous on this colorful and very pretty box card. Lovin’ your delicate layered flower elements!!! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team’s “Spring Flowers” challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


  14. Pingback: Tutorial: Buddleia Flower AKA Butterfly Bush | ScrapbookingStore.com

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